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  • Dissent and the Supreme Courtby Melvin I. Urofsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    From the admired judicial authority, author of Louis D. Brandeis (?Remarkable??Anthony Lewis, The New York Review of Books; ?Monumental??Alan M. Dershowitz, The New York Times Book Review ), Division and Discord, and Supreme Decisions ?Melvin Urofsky?s major new book looks at the role of dissent in the Supreme Court and the meaning of the Constitution... more...

  • A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTOby Gabrielle Marceau; Roberto Azevêdo

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 124.00

    How have GATT/WTO staff and Appellate Body members contributed to the evolution of the rule-of-law in the multilateral trading system? more...

  • Understanding the Nature of Lawby Michael Giudice

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Understanding the Nature of Law explores methodological questions about how best to explain law. Among these questions, one is central: is there something about law which determines how it should be theorized? This novel book explains the importance of conceptual explanation by situating its methods and goals in relation to, rather than in competition... more...

  • The United States Constitutionby John R. Vile

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the U.S. Constitution by focusing on its origins in Western political thought and its organization and subsequent amendments. It describes the document as a series of choices among alternative governmental institutions that are designed to provide national security and secure ordered liberty. more...

  • The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Lawby Michael J. Saks; Barbara A. Spellman

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 38.00

    Evidence law is meant to facilitate trials that are fair, accurate, and efficient, and that encourage and protect important societal values and relationships. In pursuit of these often-conflicting goals, common law judges and modern drafting committees have had to perform as amateur applied psychologists. Their task has required them to employ what... more...

  • Trotskyists on Trialby Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    Passed in June 1940, the Smith Act was a peacetime anti-sedition law that marked a dramatic shift in the legal definition of free speech protection in America by criminalizing the advocacy of disloyalty to the government by force. It also criminalized the acts of printing, publishing, or distributing anything advocating such sedition and made it... more...

  • Payoffs in the Cloakroomby Bruce A. Rubenstein; Lawrence E. Ziewacz

    Michigan State University Press 1995; US$ 24.80

    Payoffs in the Cloakroom is a spellbinding follow-up to Rubenstein and Ziewacz's critically acclaimed Three Bullets Sealed His Lips . Three Bullets brought to life new evidence on the 1945 murder of Michigan Senator Warren Hooper. Payoffs in the Cloakroom takes up where Three Bullets left off, unraveling a complex web of political corruption... more...

  • Observer le droitby Eric Balate

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 114.99

    Depuis plus de quinze ans, l?enseignement donné au sein de l?Université de Mons a conduit à rechercher les différentes postures que l?étudiant en première année pouvait adopter à l?égard du droit en général. Il le découvre par les différents domaines où le droit est partie prenante. L?ouvrage met l?accent sur la pluralité des points de vue.... more...

  • Manuel de droit romainby Patrick Vassart

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 99.99

    Ce Manuel se propose d'initier des étudiants en droit aux notions remémorées de la jeunesse de notre droit : le Droit romain, en particulier les normes dont il a irrigué le droit privé depuis plus de vingt-cinq siècles. Avec un seul parti-pris de méthode : envisager la découverte comme une promenade de prospection archéologique à travers le fécond... more...

  • Principes généraux du droitby Pierre Marchal

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 99.99

    Le présent traité propose une étude des normes, non écrites, de droit positif que l?on désigne par l?expression « principes généraux du droit ». Ceux-ci sont à présent reconnus en Belgique comme source de droit par la Cour de cassation, le Conseil d?État et la Cour constitutionnelle. La Cour internationale de justice, la Cour européenne des droits... more...