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Legal History

  • Stalinist Perpetrators on Trialby Lynne Viola

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Based on chilling and revelatory new archival documents from the Ukrainian secret police archives, Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial illuminates the darkest recesses of Soviet repression-the interrogation room, the prison cell, and the place of execution-and sheds new light on those who carried out the Great Terror. more...

  • America’s Two Constitutionsby Thomas J. Reed

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 123.50

    America’s Two Constitutions examines the history of treatment of anti-war dissenters from the American Revolution by the government and by vigilantes down to post 9-11, concluding that the United States has two constitutions, one for peacetime, and another in time of war. more...

  • The Battle for the Courtby Lawrence Baum; David Klein; Matthew J. Streb

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    Once largely ignored, judicial elections in the states have become increasingly controversial over the past two decades. Legal organizations, prominent law professors, and a retired Supreme Court justice have advocated the elimination of elections as a means to choose judges. One of their primary concerns is interest group involvement in... more...

  • Searching for Subversivesby Mary Elizabeth Basile Chopas

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    When the United States entered World War II, Italian nationals living in this country were declared enemy aliens and faced with legal restrictions. Several thousand aliens and a few U.S. citizens were arrested and underwent flawed hearings, and hundreds were interned. Shedding new light on an injustice often overshadowed by the mass confinement of... more...

  • Miles Lordby Roberta Walburn

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    This is the story of Miles Lord (1919–2016), who rose from humble beginnings on Minnesota’s Iron Range to become one of the most colorful and powerful judges in the country, described as “an unabashed Prairie populist” and “a live-wire slayer of corporate behemoths.” He cut a wide swath through history on his path to the bench: coming of age alongside... more...

  • Rechtsdenken im literarischen Textby Walter Müller-Seidel; Gunter Reiss

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Der Literaturwissenschaftler Walter Müller-Seidel zählt zu den einflussreichsten Vertretern seines Faches. Weit über dessen Grenzen hinaus setzte er sich mit anderen Disziplinen und Denksystemen auseinander. Seine vorliegenden Arbeiten von Goethe bis zur Weimarer Republik sind im Spannungsfeld von Psychiatrie, Strafrecht und Literatur angesiedelt... more...

  • The Evolution of the Juvenile Courtby Barry C. Feld

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    A major statement on the juvenile justice system by one of America’s leading experts   The juvenile court lies at the intersection of youth policy and crime policy. Its institutional practices reflect our changing ideas about children and crime control.  The Evolution of the Juvenile Court provides a sweeping overview of the American juvenile... more...

  • Juridical Encountersby Shaunnagh Dorsett

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 35.99

    From 1840 to 1852, the Crown Colony period, the British attempted to impose their own law on New Zealand. In theory Maori, as subjects of the Queen, were to be ruled by British law. But in fact, outside the small, isolated, British settlements, most Maori and many settlers lived according to tikanga. How then were Maori to be brought under British... more...

  • Magna Carta and New Zealandby Stephen Winter; Chris Jones

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.75

    This volume is the first to explore the vibrant history of Magna Carta in Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal, political and popular culture. Readers will benefit from in-depth analyses of the Charter’s reception along with explorations of its roles in regard to larger constitutional themes. The common thread that binds the collection together is its... more...

  • The Second Amendment and Gun Controlby Kevin Yuill; Joe Street

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Second Amendment, by far the most controversial amendment to the US Constitution, will soon celebrate its 225th anniversary. Yet, despite the amount of ink spilled over this controversy, the debate continues on into the 21st century. Initially written with a view towards protecting the nascent nation from more powerful enemies and preventing the... more...