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  • Law Books in Actionby Angela Fernandez; Markus D Dubber

    Hart Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 93.60

    The essays in this collection explore the history of the legal treatise in the common law world, and ask what treatises can tell us about what troubled legal professionals at a given time, what motivated them to write what they did, and what they hoped to achieve. 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...

  • Elements of Legislationby Neil Duxbury

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Neil Duxbury combines analytical legal philosophy and legal history to explore the concept of legislation. more...

  • The Crime of Sheila McGoughby Janet Malcolm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    The New York Times Book Review The Crime of Sheila McGough is Janet Malcolm's brilliant exposť of miscarriage of justice in the case of Sheila McGough, a disbarred lawyer recently released from prison. McGough had served 2 1/2 years for collaborating with a client in his fraud, but insisted that she didn't commit any of the 14 felonies she was... more...

  • Making the Modern American Fiscal Stateby Ajay K. Mehrotra

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    Making the Modern American Fiscal State chronicles the rise of the US system of direct and progressive taxation. more...

  • Counter-Terrorism, Human Rights and the Rule of Lawby A. Masferrer; C. Walker

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    The initial responses to 9/11 engaged categorical questions about 'war', 'terrorism', and 'crime'. Now the implementation of counter-terrorism law is infused with dichotomies - typically depicted as the struggle between security and human rights but explored more exactingly in this book as traversing boundaries around the roles... more...

  • Balancing Constitutional Rightsby Jacco Bomhoff

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    A comparative and historical account of the origins and meanings of the discourse of judicial 'balancing' in constitutional rights law. more...

  • The Due Process of Lawby Alfred Denning

    Oxford University Press, USA 1980; US$ 52.99

    Two central themes run through The Due Process of Law. The first is the workings of the various "measures authorised by the law so as to keep the streams of justice pure" - that is to say, contempt of court, judicial inquiries, and powers of arrest and search. The second is the recent development of family law, focusing particularly on Lord... more...

  • The Virginia State Constitutionby John J. Dinan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    In contrast with the U.S. Constitution, which has been amended only 27 times since it was drafted in 1787, the Virginia Constitution has been the subject of many revisions since its adoption by the Convention of 1776. Significant changes have been brought about at the recommendation of revision commissions. On a number of those occasions, Virginia... more...

  • The New Hampshire State Constitutionby Susan E. Marshall

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    Prepared in 1776, the constitution of New Hampshire is the nation's first written state constitution. The 1776 constitution was a brief 15 sentences, but it laid out a form of government dedicated to popular control and limited government powers that have remained a central theme of New Hampshire constitutional law to this day. The detail of the... more...