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  • Religious Freedomby John Ragosta

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    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...

  • The East German Social Courtsby Peter W. Sperlich

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 170.00

    This book provides a record of the structures, functions, interactions, decisions, and personnel of the East German Social Courts. more...

  • The Trialby Sadakat Kadri

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    For as long as accuser and accused have faced each other in public, criminal trials have been establishing far more than who did what to whom?and in this fascinating book, Sadakat Kadri surveys four thousand years of courtroom drama. A brilliantly engaging writer, Kadri journeys from the silence of ancient Egypt?s Hall of the Dead to the clamor of... more...

  • All the Laws but Oneby William H. Rehnquist

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In All the Laws but One , William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, provides an insightful and fascinating account of the history of civil liberties during wartime and illuminates the cases where presidents have suspended the law in the name of national security. Abraham Lincoln, champion of freedom and the rights of man, suspended... more...

  • Black Trialsby Mark S. Weiner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

       From a brilliant young legal scholar comes this sweeping history of American ideas of belonging and citizenship, told through the stories of fourteen legal cases that helped to shape our nation.    Spanning three centuries, Black Trials details the legal challenges and struggles that helped define the ever-shifting identity of blacks in America.... more...

  • Deutsches Verfassungsrecht 1806 - 1918: Eine Dokumentensammlung nebst Einführungen, 3. Band: Berg und Braunschweig (German Edition)by Michael Kotulla

    Springer 2009; US$ 279.00

    Der Band dokumentiert das Verfassungsrecht des Großherzogtums Berg und des Herzogtums Braunschweig nahezu lückenlos. Dabei werden die historischen Verfassungsdokumente aus rechtlicher, zeitlicher, territorial übergreifender und entwicklungsgeschichtlicher Perspektive betrachtet. Enthalten sind insgesamt ca. 450 teilweise sehr heterogene Verfassungsdokumente,... more...

  • Keeping Faith with the Constitutionby Goodwin Liu; Pamela S. Karlan; Christopher H. Schroeder

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 20.99

    Chief Justice John Marshall argued that a constitution "requires that only its great outlines should be marked [and] its important objects designated." Ours is "intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." In recent years, Marshall's great truths have been supplanted... more...

  • Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republicby Phillip I. Blumberg

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    Explains how America adopted the widely deplored Sedition Act of 1798 and how it undermined the political ideals of the American Revolution. more...