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  • We Must Not Be Afraid to Be Freeby Ronald K.L. Collins; Sam Chaltain

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 26.99

    In a stinging dissent to a 1961 Supreme Court decision that allowed the Illinois state bar to deny admission to prospective lawyers if they refused to answer political questions, Justice Hugo Black closed with the memorable line, "We must not be afraid to be free." Black saw the First Amendment as the foundation of American freedom--the guarantor... more...

  • O.J. The Last Wordby Gerry Spence

    St. Martin's Press 1998; US$ 6.99

    Using the O.J. Simpson trial as a provocative backdrop, acclaimed criminal defense attorney and legal commentator, Gerry Spence offers up a full-blown portrait of the successes and failings of our American legal system. Arguing passionately and persuasively, Spence points out specific instances where justice was served and where it fell by the wayside.... more...

  • Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Codeby Wing-Cheong Chan; Barry Wright; Stanley Yeo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 154.95

    To mark the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Indian Penal Code, sixteen international experts were invited to discuss its legacy within the common law world. This resulting book comprises not only a description of the general principles found in the IPC, but a consideration of modern views and developments on those principles and related... more...

  • English Law Before Magna Cartaby Stefan Jurasinski; Lisi Oliver; Andrew Rabin

    BRILL 2010; US$ 168.00

    Felix Liebermann's Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen (1903-1916) remains the single most important contribution to the study of early English law. This volume marks the Gesetze's centenary by bringing together original essays by an international group of leading scholars specializing in medieval legal culture. The essays address not only Liebermann's... more...

  • Dokdoby Seokwoo Lee; Hee Eun Lee

    BRILL 2011; US$ 170.00

    Dokdo: Historical Appraisal and International Justice concerns a highly contentious territorial dispute between Korea and Japan that threatens the security of Northeast Asia. Dokdo, the rocky islet in the East Sea (Sea of Japan), is currently disputed between Korea and Japan. The various issues surrounding Dokdo are complex and multilayered, and thus... more...

  • And the Walls Came Tumbling Downby Michael S Lief; H. Mitchell Caldwell

    Scribner 2006; Not Available

    The second volume in a must-have trilogy of the best closing arguments in American legal history Every day, Americans enjoy the freedom to decide what we do with our property, our bodies, our speech, and our votes. However, the rights to these freedoms have not always been guaranteed. Our civil rights have been assured by cases that have produced... more...

  • The Amanda Knox Storyby ABC News

    Hyperion 2012; US$ 3.99

    American college student Amanda Knox had been studying in Italy for just a few weeks when she was arrested and charged with the brutal murder of her British roommate. The Amanda Knox Story brings the reader in to this fascinating mystery. Although Knox has been convicted, she is in the midst of her first appeal trial. Many believe Knox was the victim... more...

  • A Cold Caseby Philip Gourevitch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 15.99

    A tale of crime and punishment from a prizewinning writer. A few years ago, Andy Rosenzweig, an inspector for the Manhattan District Attorney's office, was abruptly reminded of an old, unsolved double homicide. It bothered him that Frankie Koehler, the notoriously dangerous suspect, had eluded capture and was still at large. Rosenzweig had known... more...

  • Islamic Law in Actionby Kristen Stilt

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior.In the cities of Cairo and neighboring Fustat during the Mamluk period (1250-1517), the men who held the position of muhtasib acted as regulators of markets and public... more...

  • Karl Llewellyn and the Realist Movementby William Twining

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    An intellectual biography of Karl Llewellyn, originally published in 1973. Includes a preface by Frederick Schauer and an afterword by William Twining. more...