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  • »sie könten klagen, wo sie wollten«by Monika Preuß

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    Wie verändert sich unser Blick auf jüdische Gerichtsbarkeit, wenn wir sie als selbstverständlichen Teil vormoderner Gerichtsbarkeit betrachten? Gerichtsbarkeit war bis weit ins 19. Jahrhundert in den deutschen Staaten ein komplexes System. Eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Rechte und zum Richten befugter Amtsträger existierten nebeneinander. Monika Preuß... more...

  • A History of Tort Law 1900?1950by Paul Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    The first historical treatment of tort law in England during a formative period of its development. 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

    Finalist for the National Book Award: A fascinating history of Anglo-American law from one of its most important practitioners 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... more...

  • Unfit for Democracyby Stephen E. Gottlieb

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 38.25

    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... more...

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

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Lawby Maria Isabel Medina

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Maria Isabel Medina's chronicle of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law examines the prominent Jesuit institution across its hundred-year history, from its founding in 1914 through the first decade of the twenty-first century. With a mission to make the legal profession attainable to Catholics, and other working-class persons, Loyola's law... more...

  • Of Courtiers and Kingsby Clare Cushman; Todd C. Peppers

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Supreme Court justices have long relied on law clerks to help process the work of the Court. Yet few outside the Court are privy to the behind-the-scenes bonds that form between justices and their clerks. In Of Courtiers and Kings, Todd C. Peppers and Clare Cushman offer an intimate new look at the personal and professional relationships... more...

  • Avenging Lincoln?s Deathby Thomas J. Reed

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    Avenging Lincoln?s Death: The Trial of John Wilkes Booth?s Accomplices dissects the trial of eight alleged accomplices of John Wilkes Booth, showing that the trial was unconstitutional because Congress never authorized trial by military commission and President Johnson exceeded his authority by appointing a military commission when the Habeas Corpus... more...

  • Equal Citizenship, Civil Rights, and the Constitutionby Christopher Green

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment is arguably the most historically important clause of the most significant part of the US Constitution. Designed to be a central guarantor of civil rights and civil liberties following Reconstruction, this clause could have been at the center of most of the country's constitutional controversies,... more...