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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Until Proven Innocentby Jr. Stuart Taylor; KC 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...

  • Judges, Legislators and Professorsby R. C. Caenegem

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 30.00

    Examination of divergence of continental and common law by one of the world's foremost legal historians. more...

  • Master Detectiveby John Reisinger

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2007; US$ 13.60

    "Fascinating reading for true-crime buffs and mystery fans alike." --Max Allan Collins. Known as the greatest detective in the world, Ellis Parker was the "American Sherlock Holmes" who solved ninety-eight percent of the murders he pursued. Yet his illustrious forty-year career ended tragically in prison, where he died on the very... more...

  • American Politicians Confront the Courtby Stephen M. Engel

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 27.00

    Engel examines changing politicians' perceptions of the threat posed by opposition and how it influenced manipulations of judicial authority. more...

  • The Injustice Systemby Clive Stafford Smith

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

    The maverick public defender who inspired John Grisham tells the story of his most frustrating case A man accused of a murder he didn?t commit languishes on death row. A crusading lawyer is determined to free him. This powerful book reads like a page-turning legal thriller with one crucial difference: Justice is not served in the end. In 1986,... more...

  • Searching for the State in British Legal Thoughtby Janet McLean

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 82.00

    Janet McLean explores how British legal thought has imagined the state and the public sphere since 1832. more...