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Dissent and the Supreme Court: Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue

by Melvin I. Urofsky

From the admired judicial authority, author of Louis D. Brandeis (“Remarkable”—Anthony Lewis, The New York Review of Books; “Monumental”—Alan M. Dershowitz, The New York Times Book Review), Division...

Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA

by Lisa Dickey, Roberta Kaplan & Edie Windsor

Roberta Kaplan’s gripping story of her defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) before the Supreme Court.

Renowned litigator Roberta Kaplan knew from the beginning that it was the perfect case to bring...

The Ecology of Law: Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community

by Fritjof Capra & Ugo Mattei

The Ecology of Law

Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei argue that at the root of many of the environmental, economic, and social crises we face today is a legal system based on an obsolete worldview. Capra, a bestselling...

Gunboat Justice Volume 3: British and American Law Courts in China and Japan (1842¿1943)

by Douglas Clark

Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, “extraterritoriality”....

Legal Reform in Taiwan under Japanese Colonial Rule, 1895-1945: The Reception of Western Law

by Tay-sheng Wang

Taiwan’s modern legal system--quite different from those of both traditional China and the People’s Republic--has evolved since the advent of Japanese rule in 1895. Japan has gradually adopted Western law...

Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial

by Kenji Yoshino

A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the trial that will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equality

Speak Now tells the story of a watershed trial that...

Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political Concept

by Dieter Grimm & Belinda Cooper

Dieter Grimm’s accessible introduction to the concept of sovereignty ties the evolution of the idea to historical events, from the religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe to today’s trends in globalization...

The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic

by Akhil Reed Amar

From Kennebunkport to Kauai, from the Rio Grande to the Northern Rockies, ours is a vast republic. While we may be united under one Constitution, separate and distinct states remain, each with its own constitution...

A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

by Nancy Woloch

A Class by Herself explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the...

Courtroom Avenger: The Challenges and Triumphs of Robert Habush

by Kurt Chandler

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...

Women, Crime, and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugal

by Darlene Abreu-Ferreira

Looking at the experiences of women in early modern Portugal in the context of crime and forgiveness, this study uses judicial and quasi-judicial records to examine the implications of crime in women's lives,...

The Pirate Myth: Genealogies of an Imperial Concept

by Amedeo Policante

The image of the pirate is at once spectral and ubiquitous. It haunts the imagination of international legal scholars, diplomats and statesmen involved in the war on terror. It returns in the headlines of international...

Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland, Volume 2: Boundaries, Behaviours and Bodies

by David G. Barrie & Susan Broomhall

Taking the form of two companion volumes, Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland represents the first major investigation into summary justice in Scottish towns, c.1800 to 1892. Whereas Volume 1, subtitled...

Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland, Volume 1: Magistrates, Media and the Masses

by David G. Barrie & Susan Broomhall

Taking the form of two companion volumes, Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland represents the first major investigation into summary justice in Scottish towns, c.1800 to 1892. Volume 1, with the subtitle...

The Duty to ACT: Tort Law, Power, and Public Policy

by Marshall S. Shapo

A woman terrified by the threats of a jilted suitor is denied police protection. A workman collapses on the job and the employer is slow to help him. A bully in a bar begins to carry out threats of serious injury...

The History of Indiana Law

by David J. Bodenhamer & Randall T. Shepard

Long regarded as a center for middle-American values, Indiana is also a cultural crossroads that has produced a rich and complex legal and constitutional heritage. The History of Indiana Law traces this history...

Baker & Botts in the Development of Modern Houston

by Kenneth J. Lipartito & Joseph A. Pratt

As counsel for Pennzoil's successful effort to recover billions of dollars in damages from Texaco over the acquisition of Getty Oil Company, the Baker & Botts law firm of Houston, Texas, achieved wide public...

The Little Red Book of Wine Law: A Case of Legal Issues

by Carol Robertson

Following on the success of The Little Green Book of Golf Law, this fascinating book takes a look at how the world of wine, vineyards and wine drinking has intersected with the law. Modeled after a case of wine,...

Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology

by Kaius Tuori

Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal...

The Spanish Element in Texas Water Law

by Betty Eakle Dobkins

The Spanish element in Texas water law is a matter of utmost importance to many landholders whose livelihood is dependent on securing water for irrigation and to many communities particularly concerned about...