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  • Military Justice and the Right to Counselby S. Sidney Ulmer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In Military Justice and the Right to Counsel , S. Sidney Ulmer seeks to explore and compare the right to counsel that has been afforded the American serviceman and that which has been granted his citizen counterpart in the civil courts. The civil and constitutional rights of the serviceman and the civilian in the context of criminal prosecutions... more...

  • Judicial Conflict and Consensusby Sheldon Goldman; Charles M. Lamb

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    These original essays by major scholars of judicial behavior explore the frequency, intensity, and especially the causes of conflict and consensus among judges on American appellate courts. Together, these studies provide new insights into judges' attitudes and values, role perceptions, and small group interactions. more...

  • Moving Mountainsby Penny Loeb

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In late 1994, wells in Pie, West Virginia, began to go dry, leaving many residents of the small coal-mining town without potable water. When local housewife Trish Bragg made a few phone calls in an effort to solve this problem, she had no idea that her inquiries would eventually lead to her becoming the named plaintiff in a major lawsuit, a summa... more...

  • Henry Clay the Lawyerby Maurice G. Baxter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Though he was best known as a politician, Henry Clay (1777-1852) maintained an active legal practice for more than fifty years. He was a leading contributor both to the early development of the U.S. legal system and to the interaction between law and politics in pre-Civil War America. During the years of Clay's practice, modern American law was taking... more...

  • Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentuckyby James E. St. Clair; Linda C. Gugin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Fred M. Vinson, the thirteenth Chief Justice of the United States, started his political career as a small-town Kentucky lawyer and rose to positions of power in all three branches of federal government. Born in Louisa, Kentucky, Vinson earned undergraduate and law degrees from Centre College in Danville. He served 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives,... more...

  • Eisenhower and Landrum-Griffinby R. Alton Lee

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the 1950s two Senate investigations, both highly publicized through the new medium of television, revealed the spread of racketeers and corruption among labor unions. Taking advantage of these sensational revelations, business interests, who for years had chafed against the federal government's pro-labor policies, mounted a campaign to curb... more...

  • Boston Strongby Casey Sherman; Dave Wedge; Martin J. Walsh

    ForeEdge from University Press of New England 2015; US$ 14.99

    The story of the Boston Marathon bombing through the eyes of those most intimately affected more...

  • Madison's Musicby Burt Neuborne

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 25.95

    Are you sitting down? It turns out that everything you learned about the First Amendment is wrong. For too long, we?ve been treating small, isolated snippets of the text as infallible gospel without looking at the masterpiece of the whole. Legal luminary Burt Neuborne argues that the structure of the First Amendment as well as of the entire Bill of... more...

  • Constitutional Sunsets and Experimental Legislationby S. Ranchordás

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This innovative book explores the nature and function of ‘sunset clauses’ and experimental legislation, or temporary legislation that expires after a determined period of time, allowing legislators to test out new rules and regulations within a set time frame and on a small-scale basis. Sofia Ranchordás presents a thorough analysis of... more...

  • God, Schools, and Government Fundingby Laurence H. Winer; Nina J. Crimm

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years, a conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court, over vigorous dissent, has developed circumventions to the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment that allow state legislatures to use public tax dollars to aid private elementary and secondary education, with the vast majority of that funding reaching parochial schools and other... more...