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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Judges, Legislators and Professorsby R. C. Caenegem

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 32.00

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

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

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 37.99

    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$ 28.00

    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 Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    Praise for The Injustice System ?A complicated whodunit . . . In the course of recounting the crime, trial, and appeals, Smith paints a bleak picture of criminal justice in America?this is Miami after all, not some backwater town. There are dishonest cops, smug prosecutors, a feckless defense lawyer (now a judge), and venal witnesses. . . . A... more...

  • The U.S. Supreme Court and New Federalismby Christopher P. Banks; John C. Blakeman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 54.99

    Constitutional scholars Christopher P. Banks and John C. Blakeman offer the most current and the first book-length study of the U.S. Supreme Court?s ?new federalism? begun by the Rehnquist Court and now flourishing under Chief Justice John Roberts. While the Rehnquist Court reinvorgorated new federalism by protecting state sovereignty and set... more...