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The Legal History of Wales

by Thomas Glyn Watkin

The first comprehensive history of law in Wales from before the Romans to Devolution.


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...


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 Collected Legal Papers

by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

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

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

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...


The Chief Justiceship of Melville W. Fuller, 1888-1910

by James W. Ely, Jr. & Herbert A. Johnson

The safeguarding of economic rights during Fuller's tenure


The Supreme Court in the Early Republic: The Chief Justiceships of John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth

by William R. Casto & Herbert A. Johnson

An insightful look at the first Supreme Court and the controversies that surrounded the judicial body


The Supreme Court under Morrison R. Waite, 1874-1888

by Paul Kens & Herbert A. Johnson

A view of the major legal challenges of post-Civil War America as seen from the highest court in the land


The U.S. Supreme Court and New Federalism: From the Rehnquist to the Roberts Court

by Christopher P. Banks & John C. Blakeman

Constitutional scholars Christopher P. Banks and John C. Blakeman offer the most current and the first book-length study of the U.S. Supreme Court’s “new federalism” begun by the Rehnquist Court and now...


The Puritan Cosmopolis

by Nan Goodman

The Puritan Cosmopolis traces a sense of kinship that emerged from within the larger realm of Puritan law and literature in late seventeenth-century New England. Nan Goodman argues that these early modern Puritans-connected...


Britain and its internal others, 1750-1800

by Dana Y. Rabin

The rule of law, an ideology of equality and universality that justified Britain's eighteenth-century imperial claims, was the product not of abstract principles but imperial contact. As the Empire expanded,...


The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law

by Michael A. McCann

The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law takes the reader through the most important controversies and critical developments in law and U.S. sports. Over the course of 30 chapters, leading scholars explore...


The Heart of the Constitution

by Gerard Magliocca

This is the untold story of the most celebrated part of the Constitution. Until the twentieth century, few Americans called the first ten constitutional amendments drafted by James Madison in 1789 and ratified...


David Hughes Parry

The Impeachment of Chief Justice David Brock

by John Cerullo & David C. Steelman

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...


Public vs. Private

by Robert N. Gross

Americans today choose from a dizzying array of schools, loosely lumped into categories of "public" and "private." How did these distinctions emerge in the first place, and what do they tell us about the more...


The Iowa State Constitution

by Todd E. Pettys

The Iowa State Constitution provides the most comprehensive analysis of Iowa's constitutional history and the development of its individual provisions. Todd E. Pettys presents a completely revised second edition...