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  • In Chambersby Todd C. Peppers; Artemus Ward

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    Written by former law clerks, legal scholars, biographers, historians, and political scientists, the essays in In Chambers tell the fascinating story of clerking at the Supreme Court. In addition to reflecting the personal experiences of the law clerks with their justices, the essays reveal how clerks are chosen, what tasks are assigned to them,... more...

  • Religious Freedomby John Ragosta

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.50

    For over one hundred years, Thomas Jefferson and his Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom have stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First Amendment. Jefferson?s expansive vision?including his insistence that political freedom and free thought would be at risk if we did not keep government out of the church and... more...

  • A Storm over This Courtby Jeffrey D. Hockett

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    On the way to offering a new analysis of the basis of the Supreme Court?s iconic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Jeffrey Hockett critiques an array of theories that have arisen to explain it and Supreme Court decision making generally. Drawing upon justices? books, articles, correspondence, memoranda, and draft opinions, A Storm over... more...

  • Contract and Consentby J. R. Pole

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 49.50

    In Contract and Consent, the renowned legal historian J. R. Pole posits that legal history has become highly specialized, while mainstream political and social historians frequently ignore cases that figure prominently in the legal literature. Pole makes a start at remedying the situation with a series of essays that reintegrate legal with political... more...

  • A Muted Furyby William G. Ross

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.95 US$ 44.54

    For half a century before 1937, populists, progressives, and labor leaders complained bitterly that a "judicial oligarchy" impeded social and economic reform by imposing crippling restraints on trade unions and nullifying legislation that regulated business corporations. A Muted Fury , the first study of this neglected chapter in American political... more...

  • Schwabenspiegel-Forschung im Donaugebietby Elemér Balogh

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Der Band beinhaltet Beiträge zweier wissenschaftlicher Tagungen (2008 und 2012), die vom Lehrstuhl für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte der Universität Szeged organisiert wurden. Hauptthema sind mittelalterliche deutsche Rechtsbücher und ihre Wirkung auf das Rechtsleben in Ungarn. Besonderer Anlass für die Tagungen war das Erscheinen der beiden wichtigsten... more...

  • The Collected Legal Papersby Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841?1935) is ingrained in American history as one of the country's foremost jurists. Distinguished for his learning, judgment, humor, and eloquence, he served as justice of the United States Supreme Court for four decades. Throughout his career, Holmes forged new concepts of the origin and nature of law. He viewed the law as... more...

  • The Law of the Landby Charles Rembar

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    National Book Award Finalist: ?A learned, thoughtful, witty legal history for the layman? ( The New Yorker ). What do the thoughts of a ravenous tiger have to do with the evolution of America?s legal system? How do the works of Jane Austen and Ludwig van Beethoven relate to corporal punishment? In The Law of the Land , Charles Rembar examines... more...

  • Unfit for Democracyby Stephen E. Gottlieb

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Asked if the country was governed by a republic or a monarchy, Benjamin Franklin replied, ?A republic, if you can keep it.?   Since its founding, Americans have worked hard to nurture and protect their hard-won democracy. And yet few consider the role of constitutional law in America?s survival. In Unfit for Democracy , Stephen Gottlieb argues... more...

  • The Psychology of Tort Lawby Jennifer K. Robbennolt; Valerie P. Hans

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Tort law regulates most human activities: from driving a car to using consumer products to providing or receiving medical care. Injuries caused by dog bites, slips and falls, fender benders, bridge collapses, adverse reactions to a medication, bar fights, oil spills, and more all implicate the law of torts. The rules and procedures by which tort cases... more...