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Legal History

  • Law, Liberty and the Constitutionby Harry Potter

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 36.46

    A new approach to the telling of legal history, devoid of jargon and replete with good stories, which will be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about the common law - the spinal cord of the English body politic. more...

  • Law, Liberty and the Constitutionby Harry Potter

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 36.46

    Throughout English history the rule of law and the preservation of liberty have been inseparable, and both are intrinsic to England's constitution. This accessible and entertaining history traces thegrowth of the law from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. It shows how the law evolved from a means of ensuring order and limiting... more...

  • Fifty Years of Justiceby James M. Denham

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 12.99

    The verdicts have made headlines, but little is known about the inner workings of the court in which they were delivered. In Fifty Years of Justice, James Denham presents the fascinating history of the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida from its founding in 1962 to the present. Readers will discover the intricacies of rulings, the criminal defendants... more...

  • The Grasping Handby Ilya Somin

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that the city of New London, Connecticut, could condemn fifteen residential properties in order to transfer them to a new private owner. Although the Fifth Amendment only permits the taking of private property for ?public use,? the Court ruled that the transfer of condemned land to private parties for ?economic development?... more...

  • Magna Cartaby J. C. Holt; George Garnett; John Hudson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    New edition of J. C. Holt's study of Magna Carta, offering the most authoritative analysis of England's most famous constitutional text. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 120.00

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

  • The Old English Penitentials and Anglo-Saxon Lawby Stefan Jurasinski

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This is the first book-length study of the four penitentials composed in Old English. more...

  • The Freach and Keen Murdersby Kathleen P. Munley; Paul R. Mazzoni

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Kathleen P. Munley and Paul R. Mazzoni give an insider?s look the Commonwealth v. William J. Wright trial, looking at how a murderer was able to slip through the cracks of the criminal justice system. This book captivatingly and successfully weaves together the events of an unforgettable crime and a trial that changed a region forever. more...

  • Savignyana / Savigny International?by Thomas Duve; Joachim Rückert

    Vittorio Klostermann 2015; US$ 254.79

    Leben Totgesagte länger? Manche sicher, aber immer nur selektiv ? Friedrich Carl von Savigny, dieser unser deutscher Starjurist vom Ursprung unserer juristischen Moderne, so global geworden wie kaum ein anderer, war gewiss so ein Fall von immer neuen Selektionen. Nur, so ist die Frage, wie selektiv, wann und wo? In diesem Band wird untersucht, welche... more...

  • Hierarchie, Kooperation und Integration im Europäischen Rechtsraumby Eva Schumann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Following an introductory essay on the diversity of law as a historical phenomenon, five essays take different perspectives to examine the relationships between different bodies of law (national law, EU law, and the ECHR) and institutions (the German Constitutional Court, European Court of Justice, and European Court of Human Rights).... more...