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  • Colonial and Post-Colonial Constitutionalism in the Commonwealthby Hakeem O. Yusuf

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries and has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in Commonwealth jurisdictions. This book traces the history, politics and uses of the clause through the colonial period in Commonwealth territories... more...

  • Law and Legal Practice in Egypt from Alexander to the Arab Conquestby James G. Keenan; J. G. Manning; Uri Yiftach-Firanko

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 128.00

    Important and wide-ranging collection of legal texts from ancient Egypt in translation with full elucidation by experts. more...

  • Law and Identity in Colonial South Asiaby Mitra Sharafi

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, an ethno-religious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. more...

  • Ancient Laws and Modern Problemsby John Sassoon

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    John Sassoon?s study of the written laws of four thousand years ago puts paid to the belief that the most ancient laws were merely arbitrary and tyrannical. On the contrary, the earliest legal systems honestly tried to get to the truth, do justice to individuals, and preserve civil order. They used the death penalty surprisingly seldom, and then more... more...

  • Justice for Allby Jim Newton

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 22.00

    In Justice for All , Jim Newton, an award-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times , brings readers the first truly comprehensive consideration of Earl Warren, the politician-turned-Chief Justice who refashioned the place of the court in American life through landmark Supreme Court cases whose names have entered the common parlance -- Brown... more...

  • Louis D. Brandeisby Melvin Urofsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95

    The first full-scale biography in twenty-five years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court?a book that reveals Louis D. Brandeis the reformer, lawyer, and jurist, and Brandeis the man, in all of his complexity, passion, and wit. A huge and galvanizing biography, a revelation of one man?s effect on American... more...

  • Medieval English Conveyancesby J. M. Kaye

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 65.00

    A 2009 analysis of the documents by which land was transferred from one person to another in medieval England. more...

  • Conscience, Equity and the Court of Chancery in Early Modern Englandby Dennis R. Klinck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    This study tackles the difficult yet crucial subject of the place of conscience in the development of English law, illuminating what is meant by describing the Court of Chancery as a 'court of conscience'. Addressing the notion of 'conscience' as a juristic principle in the Court of Chancery during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries,... more...

  • The Living Constitutionby David A. Strauss

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 20.99

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once remarked that the theory of an evolving, "living" Constitution effectively "rendered the Constitution useless." He wanted a "dead Constitution," he joked, arguing it must be interpreted as the framers originally understood it. In The Living Constitution, leading constitutional... more...

  • Landmark Cases in the Law of Tortby Charles Mitchell; Paul Mitchell

    Hart Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 117.00

    Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort contains thirteen original essays on leading tort cases, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It is the third volume in a series of collected essays on landmark cases (the previous two volumes having dealt with restitution and contract). The cases examined raise a broad range of important issues... more...