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  • 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...

  • Landmark Cases in the Law of Tortby Charles Mitchell; Paul Mitchell

    Hart Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 117.00

    Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort contains thirteen original essays on leading tort cases, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It is the third volume in a series of collected essays on landmark cases (the previous two volumes having dealt with restitution and contract). The cases examined raise a broad range of important issues... 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...

  • Gaius meets Ciceroby Tessa G. Leesen

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    The 'school controversies' between the Sabinians and the Proculians continue to be the focus of debate in Roman law. The present volume attempts to determine what gave rise to these controversies by associating them with legal practice and the use of topic-related argumentation. 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...

  • Legal Procedure and Practice in Medieval Denmarkby Per Andersen

    BRILL 2011; US$ 212.00

    This book offers a comprehensive examination of how the Fourth Lateran Councils prohibition against trial by ordeal was implemented in Danish secular law and how it required both a fundamental restructuring of legal procedure and an entirely different approach to jurisprudence in practice. It offers a broader understanding of how ideology could penetrate... more...

  • Courtwatchersby Clare Cushman; Chief Justice John Roberts

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 34.99

    In the first Supreme Court history told primarily through eyewitness accounts from Court insiders, Clare Cushman provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at the people, practices, and traditions that have shaped an American institution for more than 200 years. This entertaining and enlightening tour of the Supreme Court?s colorful personalities... 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...