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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...


A Civil Action

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 1995

by Jonathan Harr

"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

Now a Major Motion Picture!

In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the...


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...


Briefs of Leading Cases in Corrections

by Rolando V. del Carmen, Susan E. Ritter & Betsy A. Witt

The briefs in this edition provide accurate and concise coverage of topics of vital importance to criminal justice personnel - prison law, probation, parole, the death penalty, juvenile justice, and sentencing....


The Death Penalty: Constitutional Issues, Commentaries and Case Briefs

by Rolando V. del Carmen, Scott Vollum & Kelly Cheeseman

Bringing together the major death penalty cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and the legal issues related to the death penalty, this text classifies the cases according to legal issues, provides commentary...


Police Administration

by Gary W. Cordner & Kathryn E. Scarborough

This text examines police administration from multiple perspectives: a systems perspective (emphasizing the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative...


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...


The Poisoning of an American High School

by Joy Horowitz

If it can happen in Beverly Hills, it can happen anywhere

The Poisoning of an American High School is a feat of investigative reportage and the product of four years of research by award-winning journalist Joy...


In Search of Common Ground on Abortion: From Culture War to Reproductive Justice

by Robin West, Justin Murray & Meredith Esser

This book brings together academics, legal practitioners and activists with a wide range of pro-choice, pro-life and other views to explore the possibilities for cultural, philosophical, moral and political...


Wild Law - In Practice

by Michelle Maloney & Peter Burdon

Wild Law - In Practice aims to facilitate the transition of Earth Jurisprudence from theory into practice. Earth Jurisprudence is an emerging philosophy of law, coined by cultural historian and geologian Thomas...


Modern Land Law

by Martin Dixon

Modern Land Law offers a lively and thought-provoking account of a subject that remains at the heart of our legal system. Dispelling any apprehension about the subject's formidability from the outset, this compact...


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 Global Environment and International Law

by Joseph F. C. DiMento

International law has become the key arena for protecting the global environment. Since the 1970s, literally hundreds of international treaties, protocols, conventions, and rules under customary law have been...


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...


Water Safety and Water Infrastructure Security

by John G. Voeller

Water Safety and Water Infrastructure Security features articles from the Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security covering topics related to contamination of drinking water, prevention,...


The Laws of Nature: Reflections on the Evolution of Ecosystem Management Law & Policy

by Kalyani Robbins

This timely collection written by an interdisciplinary array of law professors, who specialize in legal and policy issues surrounding ecosystem management, and scholars and practitioners in areas such as environmental...


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...


Legal and Political Challenges of Governing the Environment and Climate Change: Ruling Nature

by Gary Wickham & Jo-Ann Goodie

The environment has not always been protected by law. It was not until the middle of the 20th century that 'the environment' came to be understood as an entity in need of special care, and the law-politics duo...