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- University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Supreme Court justices have long relied on law clerks to help process the work of the Court. Yet few outside the Court are privy to the behind-the-scenes bonds that form between justices and their clerks. In Of Courtiers and Kings, Todd C. Peppers and Clare Cushman offer an intimate new look at the personal and professional relationships... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
The Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment is arguably the most historically important clause of the most significant part of the US Constitution. Designed to be a central guarantor of civil rights and civil liberties following Reconstruction, this clause could have been at the center of most of the country's constitutional controversies,... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 74.99
Avenging Lincoln?s Death: The Trial of John Wilkes Booth?s Accomplices dissects the trial of eight alleged accomplices of John Wilkes Booth, showing that the trial was unconstitutional because Congress never authorized trial by military commission and President Johnson exceeded his authority by appointing a military commission when the Habeas Corpus... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 34.50
From his early years as a small-town lawyer through his rise to the presidency, Abraham Lincoln respected the rule of law. Secession and the Civil War, however, led him to expand presidential power in ways that, over time, transformed American society. In this incisive essay collection, recognized scholars from a variety of academic disciplines?including... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99
This book examines how Justice John Paul Stevens served as an exceptionally important defender of rights in criminal justice during his thirty-five year Supreme Court career. It examines his life experiences and judicial opinions to show how the Court?s most prolific opinion author defended rights throughout an era of an increasingly conservative... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 26.50
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...