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Courtroom Avenger: The Challenges and Triumphs of Robert Habush

by Kurt Chandler American Bar Association (January 07, 2015)

This is a profile of Robert Habush, a prolific and esteemed trial lawyer based in Milwaukee. He's a lawyer whose is recognized by his peers as a lawyer who is always fighting for the little guy against the big...


The Law and the Prophets: Black Consciousness in South Africa, 1968-1977

by Daniel R. Magaziner Ohio University Press (August 15, 2010)

"No nation can win a battle without faith," Steve Biko wrote, and as Daniel R. Magaziner demonstrates in The Law and the Prophets, the combination of ideological and theological exploration proved a potent force....


The Jury in Lincoln's America

by Stacy Pratt McDermott Ohio University Press (January 23, 2012)

In the antebellum Midwest, Americans looked to the law, and specifically to the jury, to navigate the uncertain terrain of a rapidly changing society. During this formative era of American law, the jury served...


The Mother Court: Tales of Cases that Mattered in America's Greatest Trial Court

by James D. Zirin & Robert M. Morgenthau American Bar Association (June 19, 2014)

A fascinating chronicle of the history of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York—the most influential District court in the United States. It features the most famous trials of the period...


Approaching the U.S. Constitution: Sacred Covenant or Plaything for Lawyers and Judges

by Kerry L. Hunter Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage...


The Second Amendment

by Michael Waldman Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2014)

Widely acclaimed at the time of its publication, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights.

At a time of increasing gun violence in America, Waldman's book...


The Collected Legal Papers

by Oliver Wendell Holmes Dover Publications (October 04, 2012)

A Supreme Court justice for four decades, Holmes is renowned for his learning, judgment, and eloquence, as reflected in this compilation of 26 of his papers and addresses.


Law and Justice from Antiquity to Enlightenment

by Robert W. Shaffern Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2009)

This concise intellectual history of the law offers an accessible introduction to the development of law from ancient Babylon to eighteenth-century Europe. Robert W. Shaffern examines a rich array of sources...


Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment: The Irony of Constitutional Democracy

by Ralph A. Rossum Lexington Books (September 12, 2001)

Abraham Lincoln worried that the 'walls' of the constitution would ultimately be leveled by the 'silent artillery of time.' His fears materialized with the 1913 ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, which,...


Censoring Sex: A Historical Journey Through American Media

by John E. Semonche Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 20, 2007)

In this gracefully written, accessible and entertaining volume, John Semonche surveys censorship for reasons of sex from the nineteenth century up until the present. He covers the various forms of American media-books...


In the Interest of Justice: Great Opening & Closing Statements Throu

by Joel Seidemann HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

This rich and rewarding volume collects more than two dozen of the most memorable opening and closing arguments made by top prosecutors and defense attorneys of the last one hundred years. Carefully selected...


A Storm over This Court: Law, Politics, and Supreme Court Decision Making in Brown v. Board of Education

by Jeffrey D. Hockett University of Virginia Press (May 17, 2013)

On the way to offering a new analysis of the basis of the Supreme Court's iconic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Jeffrey Hockett critiques an array of theories that have arisen to explain it and Supreme...


Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy, America's Creed

by John A. Ragosta University of Virginia Press (April 15, 2013)

For over one hundred years, Thomas Jefferson and his Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom have stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First Amendment. Jefferson's expansive...


The Nonsense Factory

by Bruce Cannon Gibney, Matt Kugler & Matthew Kugler Hachette Books (May 14, 2019)

A withering and witty examination of how the American legal system, burdened by complexity and untrammeled growth, fails Americans and threatens the rule of law itself, by the acclaimed author of A Generation...


The Nonsense Factory

by Bruce Cannon Gibney Hachette Books (May 13, 2019)

A withering and witty examination of how the American legal system, burdened by complexity and untrammeled growth, fails Americans and threatens the rule of law itself, by the acclaimed author of A Generation...


The State vs. Nelson Mandela

by Joel Joffe, Nelson Mandela & Denis Goldberg Oneworld Publications (October 17, 2014)

The only account of this seminal trial, written by Mandela's defence attorney

The only account of this seminal trial, written by Mandela’s defence lawyer and with a new foreword by Denis Goldberg, accused alongside...


Policing the Open Road

by Sarah A. Seo & Nancy Wu Blackstone Publishing (February 18, 2020)

How the rise of the car, the symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing-with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system.

When Americans...


The Common Law

by Oliver Wendell Holmes & Robert Morris Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2012)

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., is considered one of the greatest justices of the United States Supreme Court and profoundly influenced American jurisprudence, especially in the areas of civil liberties and judicial...


East West Street

by Philippe Sands & David Rintoul Blackstone Publishing (May 24, 2016)

When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on...


The Challenge

by Jonathan Mahler & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (August 05, 2008)

In November 2001, a thirty-one-year-old Yemeni man named Salim Ahmed Hamdan was captured near the Pakistan border and turned over to US forces in Afghanistan. After confessing to being Osama bin Laden’s driver,...


The Devil's Advocates

by Michael S. Lief, H. Mitchell Caldwell, Gabrielle de Cuir & Mirron Willis et al. Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The Devil’s Advocates shows us the crimes and trials that have so captivated the public, cases that have also helped to illuminate underlying principals of the American criminal-justice system over the years....


The Case of Abraham Lincoln

by Julie M. Fenster, Hillary Huber & Douglas Brinkley Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

In 1856, Abraham Lincoln was at a difficult point, personally. Depressed, edgy, and often despondent, he had grown bored with his work as a lawyer. He saw himself as a former congressman with little future in...


Class Action

by Clara Bingham, Laura Leedy Gansler & Gabrielle de Cuir Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In the coldest reaches of northern Minnesota, a group of women endured a shocking degree of sexual harassment, until one found the courage to file the first sexual harassment class action suit in America, permanently...


Give Me Liberty

by Richard Brookhiser & Tony Messano Basic Books (November 05, 2019)

An award-winning historian recounts the history of American liberty through the stories of thirteen essential documents

Nationalism is inevitable: It supplies feelings of belonging, identity, and recognition....


Treatise on Law

by Thomas Aquinas & Robin Lawson Blackstone Publishing (April 04, 2012)

Saint Thomas Aquinas, an Italian philosopher and Dominican friar who lived during the thirteenth century, was the greatest of the medieval theologians. His writings harmonized faith and reason, which resulted...


The Federalist Papers

by George H. Smith, Wendy McElroy, Don Jones & Robert Wynne et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2006)

The US Constitution was approved by the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. It was to become law only if it was ratified by nine of the thirteen states. New York was a key state, but it contained...


Contract and Consent: Representation and the Jury in Anglo-American Legal History

by J. R. Pole University of Virginia Press (January 27, 2010)

In Contract and Consent, the renowned legal historian J. R. Pole posits that legal history has become highly specialized, while mainstream political and social historians frequently ignore cases that figure...


The Place of Law: The Role and Limits of Law in Society

by Larry D. Barnett Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

"In the finest sociological tradition, The Place of Law deftly challenges the popular assumption that the concepts and doctrines of law in regulating certain human activities are determined by atomistic individuals....


Passing to América

by Thomas A. Abercrombie Penn State University Press (November 22, 2018)

In 1803 in the colonial South American city of La Plata, Doña Martina Vilvado y Balverde presented herself to church and crown officials to denounce her husband of more than four years, Don Antonio Yta, as...


The Nonsense Factory

by Bruce Cannon Gibney Hachette Books (May 14, 2019)

A withering and witty examination of how the American legal system, burdened by complexity and untrammeled growth, fails Americans and threatens the rule of law itself, by the acclaimed author of A Generation...


The Chief

by Joan Biskupic Basic Books (March 26, 2019)

An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far

John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would...


The Republic according to John Marshall Harlan

by Linda Przybyszewski The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911) is best known for condemning racial segregation in his dissent from Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, when he declared, "Our Constitution is color-blind." But...


Buying Time

by Thomas F. McDow Ohio University Press (May 23, 2018)

In Buying Time, Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies as well as economic and social history to explain how, in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship...


Reproductive Rights in New York and New Jersey

by Jonathan F. Parent Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

New York and New Jersey maintain almost identical laws dealing with abortion, but the process for developing those laws differed in each state. Courts were heavily involved in New Jersey, whereas most policy...


The Clamor of Lawyers

by Peter Charles Hoffer & WilliamJames Hull Hoffer Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

The Clamor of Lawyers explores a series of extended public pronouncements that British North American colonial lawyers crafted between 1761 and 1776. Most, though not all, were composed outside of the courtroom...


Imagining World Order

by Chenxi Tang Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

In early modern Europe, international law emerged as a means of governing relations between rapidly consolidating sovereign states, purporting to establish a normative order for the perilous international world....


The Goldmark Case

by William L. Dwyer University of Washington Press (June 18, 2015)

In 1962 John Goldmark, cattle rancher, Harvard Law School graduate, and distinguished three-term state legislator for a lightly populated area in north central Washington, was overwhelmingly defeated in his...


Congress and the People’s Contest

by Donald R. Kennon, Paul Finkelman, Mischa Honeck & Fergus M. Bordewich et al. Ohio University Press (February 02, 2018)

The American Civil War was the first military conflict in history to be fought with railroads moving troops and the telegraph connecting civilian leadership to commanders in the field. New developments arose...


History and Power in the Study of Law

by June Starr & Jane F. Collier Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

Building on earlier work in the anthropology of law and taking a critical stance toward it, June Starr and Jane F. Collier ask, "Should social anthropologists continue to isolate the ‘legal’ as a separate...


Madame Bovary on Trial

by Dominick LaCapra Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an "outrage to public morality and religion." Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary...


Down with Traitors

by Yun Xia University of Washington Press (January 11, 2018)

Throughout the War of Resistance against Japan (1931�1945), the Chinese Nationalist government punished collaborators with harsh measures, labeling the enemies from within hanjian (literally, �traitors to...


Recounting the Anthrax Attacks

by R. Scott Decker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2018)

It was September 18, 2001, just seven days after al-Qaeda hijackers destroyed the Twin Towers. In the early morning darkness, a lone figure dropped several letters into a mailbox. Seventeen days later a Florida...


David Hughes Parry

The Impeachment of Chief Justice David Brock

by John Cerullo & David C. Steelman Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

In the last few decades of the 20th Century, New Hampshire’s judiciary had been substantially reconfigured: constitutional amendments and other measures endorsed by the national judicial-modernization movement...


The Welsh Law of Women

by Dafydd Jenkins & Morfydd E. Owen University of Wales Press (November 15, 2017)

Professor Daniel A. Binchy’s Corpus Iuris Hibernici, published in 1979, set the seal on a lifetime’s work which had made him the acknowledged leader in Celtic law studies. At an earlier stage in his career,...


Barbarian Europe

by Karol MODZELEWSKI, Ewa Macura & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 31, 2015)

European culture has been greatly influenced by the Christian Church and Greek and Roman culture. However, the peoples of Europe’s remote past, whom the Greeks, Romans, and their medieval heirs called the...


Sovereignty in China’s Perspective

by Yonghong Yang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 27, 2017)

This book explores China’s perspective on sovereignty. The concept of sovereignty is universal, however, the understanding of it varies in different states and due to cultural backgrounds, history or the composition...


Historical Analysis of the Catalan Identity

by Flocel Sabaté Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 09, 2015)

The book derives from an European Science Foundation project about the cohesion of European regions developed between 2010 and 2013. Flocel Sabaté led into this framework a team of fourteen scholars looking...


The Poison Plot

by Elaine Forman Crane Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

An accusation of attempted murder rudely interrupted Mary Arnold’s dalliances with working men and her extensive shopping sprees. When her husband Benedict fell deathly ill and then asserted she had tried...


The Trouble with Minna

by Hendrik Hartog The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2018)

In this intriguing book, Hendrik Hartog uses a forgotten 1840 case to explore the regime of gradual emancipation that took place in New Jersey over the first half of the nineteenth century. In Minna's case,...