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  • Interpreting the Free Exercise of Religionby Bette Novit Evans

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    A generation ago, all of the big questions concerning religious freedom in America seemed to have been resolved. At the very least, the lines of division between proponents of a wall of separation between church and state and advocates of religious accommodation seemed clearly drawn. Since then, increasing religious diversity and changing functions... more...

  • The Transformation of Criminal Justiceby Allen Steinberg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    Allen Steinberg brings to life the court-centered criminal justice system of nineteenth-century Philadelphia, chronicles its eclipse, and contrasts it to the system -- dominated by the police and public prosecutor -- that replaced it. He offers a major reinterpretation of criminal justice in nineteenth-century America by examining this transformation... more...

  • God, Justice, and Societyby Jonathan Burnside

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 104.99

    In God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible , Jonathan Burnside looks at aspects of law and legality in the Bible, from the patriarchal narratives in the Hebrew Bible through to the trials of Jesus in the New Testament. He explores the nature of biblical law, legal thinking, and legal institutions by setting the biblical... more...

  • Is Killing People Right?by Allan C. Hutchinson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00

    This book examines how the common law works through profiles of eight great cases. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Early History of the Law of Bills and Notesby James Steven Rogers

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 40.00

    A history of an important branch of English commercial law, the law of bills and notes. more...