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Albie Sachs and Transformation in South Africa: From Revolutionary Activist to Constitutional Court Judge

by Drucilla Cornell, Karin van Marle & Albie Sachs

Many critical theorists talk and write about the day after the revolution, but few have actually participated in the constitution of a revolutionary government. Emeritus Justice Albie Sachs was a freedom fighter...


The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications

by Fritz Allhoff & Mark Hall

Interest in NFIB v. Sebelius has been extraordinarily high, from as soon as the legislation was passed, through lower court rulings, the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari, and the decision itself, both for...


American Indian Constitutional Reform and the Rebuilding of Native Nations

by Eric D. Lemont

Since 1975, when the U.S. government adopted a policy of self-determination for American Indian nations, a large number of the 562 federally recognized nations have seized the opportunity to govern themselves...


Surveillance, Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism

by Fergal Davis, Nicola McGarrity & George Williams

The decade after 11 September 2001 saw the enactment of counter-terrorism laws around the world. These laws challenged assumptions about public institutions, human rights and constitutional law. Those challenges...


Colonial and Post-colonial Constitutionalism in the Commonwealth: Peace, Order and Good Government

by Hakeem O. Yusuf

The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries. Since its introduction, the clause has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial...


Religion and the Constitution, Volume 2: Establishment and Fairness

by Kent Greenawalt

Balancing respect for religious conviction and the values of liberal democracy is a daunting challenge for judges and lawmakers, particularly when religious groups seek exemption from laws that govern others....


Infinite Hope and Finite Disappointment: The Story of the First Interpreters of the Fourteenth Amendment

by Elizabeth Reilly

Infinite Hope and Finite Disappointment details the hopes and promises of the 14th Amendment in the historical, legal and sociological context within which it was framed. Part of the Reconstruction Amendments...


Local Government in Europe: The 'Fourth Level' in the EU Multi-Layered System of Governance

by Carlo Panara & Michael R. Varney

This work considers the role of local government in 13 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom....


Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court

by Jan Crawford Greenburg

Drawing on unprecedented access to the Supreme Court justices themselves and their inner circles, acclaimed ABC News legal correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg offers an explosive newsbreaking account of one...


Tried and Convicted: How Police, Prosecutors, and Judges Destroy Our Constitutional Rights

by Michael D., JD Cicchini

Tried and Convicted offers a controversial look at how our constitutional rights are often circumvented by the criminal justice system with impunity. Readers interested in personal liberties and rights will...


Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

by Randy E. Barnett

The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. In Restoring the Lost Constitution, Randy Barnett argues that since the nation's...


Legislative Drafting

by Aldo Zammit Borda

Legislative drafting is an extremely onerous, exacting and highly-skilled task. What is clearly conceived in the mind may not be easily expressed with clarity and precision in words. It is a highly technical...


Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps in the Dark?

by Geoffrey R. Stone

Top Secret explores the government, the press, and the tension that has escalated between the two since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This book addresses the executive branch's attempts to prevent...


Dynamics in the French Constitution: Decoding French Republican Ideas

by David Marrani

The promulgation of the Fifth French Republic Constitution in 1958 marked the end of a complex constitutional history that has since 1789 seen more than twenty constitutions and five Republics. Lasting now for...


Freedom of Speech: Importing European and US Constitutional Models in Transitional Democracies

by Uladzislau Belavusau

This book considers the issue of free speech in transitional democracies focusing on the socio-legal developments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. In showing how these Central and Eastern European...


Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment

by Floyd Abrams

The rights guaranteed in the First Amendment—including freedom of expression—are among the fundamental touchstones of our democracy. In Speaking Freely, Floyd Abrams, who for over thirty years has been our...


In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court

by Mark Tushnet

An examination of the initial years of the Roberts Court and the intellectual battle between Roberts and Kagan for leadership. When John Roberts was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court, he said he would...


Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism in the Nineteenth Century

by Ronald J. Pestritto & Thomas G. West

American politics in the twentieth century and beyond represents a sharp departure from the political vision of the American founders. This volume looks to the roots of this departure in the political ideas...


The War on Terror: The Legal Dimension

by Col. James P. Terry

Examining the legal dimension of the war on terror, James P. Terry carefully explores the myriad juridical concerns that must be addressed in prosecuting a war with few established legal boundaries.


The Secret Circuit: The Little-Known Court Where the Rules of the Information Age Unfold

by Bruce D. Abramson

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was born in the early 1980s as part of the drive to liberalize and reinvigorate the American economy. Its docket covers the rules guiding patents, innovation,...