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Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution

by Stephen Breyer

A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.For Justice Breyer, the Constitution’s primary role is to preserve and encourage what he...


Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment

by Anthony Lewis

The First Amendment puts it this way: "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." Yet, in 1960, a city official in Montgomery, Alabama, sued The New York Times for libel...


Life's Dominion: An Argument about Abortion, Euthanasia, and Individual Freedom

by Ronald Dworkin

One of the country's most distinguished scholars presents a brilliantly original approach to the twin dilemmas of abortion and euthanasia, showing why they arouse such volcanic controversy and how we as a society...


Constitutional Sentiments

by Andras Sajo

The Constitution was written to shape human behavior and affairs, and it does so by appealing to people';s hearts, not only their minds. An interdisciplinary analysis sheds new light on the emotions that underlie...


Freedom of Expression

by Daniel J. Baum

This book detailing the protections, limits, and interpretation of freedom of expression in Canada is the second in a series exploring key topics pertaining to Canadian law.


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

by Kerry L. Hunter

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: A Biography

by Michael Waldman

By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights.

At a time of renewed debate...


Uncertain Justice

by Laurence Tribe & Joshua Matz

With the Supreme Court more influential than ever, this eye-opening book tells the story of how the Roberts Court is shaking the foundation of our nation’s laws

From Citizens United to its momentous rulings...


The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan's Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan

by Lee Levine & Stephen Wermiel

This compelling work of historical non-fiction focuses on the progeny of the famous New York Times v. Sullivan Supreme Court Decision. It examines how Justice Brennan nurtured and developed the constitutional...


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...


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...


The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

by Erwin Chemerinsky

Over the last few decades, the Supreme Court and the federal appellate courts have undergone a dramatic shift to the right, the result of a determined effort by right-wing lawmakers and presidents to reinterpret...


Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers

by James F. Simon

The clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney over slavery, secession, and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. James Simon, author...


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...


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...