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  • To the Edgeby Philip A. Wallach

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    Were the radical steps taken by the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve to avert the financial crisis legal? When and why did political elites and the general public question the legitimacy of the government's responses to the crisis? In To The Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis, Philip Wallach chronicles... more...

  • Detention and Denialby Benjamin Wittes

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    "Our current stalemate over detention serves nobodynot the military or any other component of the U.S. government that has to operate overseas.... It is a system that no rational combination of values or strategic considerations would have produced; it could have emerged only as a consequence of a clash of interests that produced a clear victory... more...

  • Democracy's Guardiansby Justin Collings

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    In an examination of the German Federal Constitutional Court from its founding in 1951 up to the twenty-first century, this book presents an historical account of how the Court helped transform Germany from a pre-democratic political culture into one of the leaders of the liberal democratic world. more...

  • Managing Diversity through Non-Territorial Autonomyby Tove Malloy; Alexander Osipov; Balázs Vizi

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    Non-territorial autonomy (NTA) is a statecraft tool aimed at respecting the rights of ethnic and cultural minority groups. This volume examines the non-territorial institutional and public administration functions of NTA, providing policy-makers and ethno-cultural groups the tools to promote social cohesion while respecting diversity. more...

  • Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Lawby Jeffrey M Shaman

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07

    Jeffrey Shaman gives a thorough explanation on how state constitutions are not only protecting both federal and state rights to the individual, but expanding their protection beyond the limits of the Federal Constitution. Professor Shaman traces the state and federal constitutional treatment of such issues as school financing, same-sex marriages, and... more...

  • Foreign Affairs Federalismby Michael J. Glennon; Robert D. Sloane

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    Foreign Affairs Federalism provides the first comprehensive study of the constitutional law and practice of federalism in the conduct of U.S. foreign relations. Glennon and Sloane examine in detail the considerable foreign affairs powers retained by the states under the Constitution and question the need for Congress or the president to step in to... more...

  • Scalia's Courtby Kevin A. Ring; Antonin Scalia

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 34.99

    The sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia shook America. After almost thirty years on the Supreme Court, Scalia had become as integral to the institution as the hallowed room in which he sat. His wisecracking interruptions during oral arguments, his unmatched legal wisdom, his unwavering dedication to the Constitution, and his blistering dissents... more...

  • Judicial Committee and the British North America Act, Theby G P. Browne

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 30.95

    This comprehensive study is concerned primarily with the fundamental problem of the role of the judiciary in the federal system of Canadian government. more...

  • America Votes!by Benjamin E. Griffith

    American Bar Association 2013; US$ 77.99

    Updated and expanded to include the most current issues in this area, America Votes! Second Edition provides key information and important perspectives on election law questions which the courts are currently addressing or about to address. The chapters run the gamut from nuts-and-bolts questions about running elections to larger questions about... more...

  • The Institutional Framework of the European Communitiesby J. S. Davidson; D. A. C. Freeston

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    After more than a decade of British membership of the European Community, there is still a widespread lack of appreciation of what goes on within the Community institutions, and of its significance for UK political and legal processes. This book aims to provide a concise introduction to the institutions and law-making processes of the Community, and... more...