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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gibbons v. Ogden, Law, and Society in the Early Republicby Thomas H. Cox

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 21.99

    Gibbons v. Ogden, Law, and Society in the Early Republic examines a landmark decision in American jurisprudence, the first Supreme Court case to deal with the thorny legal issue of interstate commerce. Decided in 1824, Gibbons v. Ogden arose out of litigation between owners of rival steamboat lines over passenger and freight routes between the... 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...

  • 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...