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  • 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 Collected Documents of the Group of 77: Volume VIby Mourad Ahmia

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 194.99

    The Collected Documents of The Group of 77 provides a chronological record of events and documents of the Group of 77 since its creation in 1963. This Sixth Volume is a special Fiftieth Anniversary Edition of The Group of 77 at the United Nations launched to coincide with the fiftieth year since the establishment of the Group of 77 with the objective... more...

  • Dissent and the Supreme Courtby Melvin I. Urofsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    From the revered judicial authority?author of Louis D. Brandeis, Division and Discord, and Supreme Decisions ?a major book that looks at the role of dissent in the Supreme Court and the meaning of the Constitution through the greatest and longest lasting (226 years) public policy debate in the country?s history, among members of the Supreme Court,... more...

  • Sovereigntyby Dieter Grimm; Belinda Cooper

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Dieter Grimm?s accessible introduction to the concept of sovereignty ties the evolution of the idea to historical events, from the religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe to today?s trends in globalization and transnational institutions. Grimm wonders whether recent political changes have undermined notions of national sovereignty, comparing... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Scoundrels in Lawby Cait N. Murphy

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 21.99

    ?A delightful romp through the theatrical courtrooms, seedy back alleys, and elegant parlors of Gilded Age New York.? ?James McGrath Morris, author of Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power ?Only Dickens could have done more with this fabulously rich material. Terrific stuff.? ?Eric Homberger, author of Mrs. Astor's New York Cait Murphy,... more...

  • Until Proven Innocentby Stuart Jr. Taylor; K. C. Johnson

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    What began that night shocked Duke University and Durham, North Carolina. And it continues to captivate the nation: the Duke lacrosse team members' alleged rape of an African-American stripper and the unraveling of the case against them. In this ever-deepening American tragedy, Stuart Taylor Jr. and KC Johnson argue, law enforcement,... more...

  • Roman Law and Common Lawby W. W. Buckland; Arnold D. McNair

    Cambridge University Press 1952; US$ 52.00

    This book is concerned with the fundamental rules and institutions of the two systems of Roman Law and Common Law. more...