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  • 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...

  • Die Strafverfolgung der NS-Kriminalität am Landgericht Darmstadtby Volker Hoffmann

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2013; US$ 68.38

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Bewertung der Verfolgung von NS-Kriminalität im Nachkriegsdeutschland ist umstritten. Es lassen sich für eine energische Verfolgung gleichermaßen zahlreiche Beispiele finden wie für nachlässige oder unterlassene Ermittlungen. In Hessen, wo die Strafverfolgung mit Unterstützung der Amerikaner schon im Sommer 1945 einsetzte, ... more...

  • Approaching the U.S. Constitutionby Kerry L. Hunter

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage the Court to intentionally serve as the nation?s collective conscience, just as it did in Brown v. Board of Education . more...

  • Law and the Gay Rights Storyby Walter Frank

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

     In this gripping new book, legal expert Walter Frank offers an in-depth look at pivotal court cases in the struggle for gay rights. Along the way, he tells the story of the individuals who were willing to take risks by fighting for those rights. Bringing complex legal issues down to earth for the non-lawyer, Law and the Gay Rights Story not only... more...

  • Buying the Voteby Robert E. Mutch

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Are corporations citizens? Is political inequality a necessary aspect of a democracy or something that must be stamped out? These are the questions that have been at the heart of the debate surrounding campaign finance reform for nearly half a century. But as Robert E. Mutch demonstrates in this fascinating book, these were not always controversial... more...

  • Knowing the Suffering of Othersby Austin Sarat; Austin Sarat; Montré D. Carodine; Cathy Caruth; Alan L. Durham; Brian K. Fair; Steven Hobbs; Gregory Keating; Linda Ross Meyer; Meredith M. Render; Austin Sarat; Jeannie Suk; John Fabian Witt

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Knowing the Suffering of Others , legal scholar Austin Sarat brings together essays that address suffering as it relates to the law, highlighting the ways law imagines suffering and how pain and suffering become jurisprudential facts. From fetal imaging to end-of-life decisions, torts to international human rights, domestic violence to torture,... 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 Dred Scott Caseby David Thomas Konig; Paul Finkelman; Christopher Alan Bracey

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    In 1846 two slaves, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed petitions for their freedom in the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. As the first true civil rights case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, Dred Scott v. Sandford raised issues that have not been fully resolved despite three amendments to the Constitution and more than a century and a half of... 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...

  • 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...