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The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury

by John A. Murley & Sean D. Sutton

The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty is an analysis of the United States Supreme Court decisions in what has come to be called the “jury-size” and “jury-decision...

Zones of Twilight

by Amanda DiPaolo

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the American public from encroachments of liberty by the federal government. During times of war, the president often spearheads efforts to limit rights in the name...

Justice Takes a Recess

by Scott E. Graves & Robert M. Howard

The Constitution allows the president to Ofill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.O In Justice Takes...

The Price of Politics: Lessons from Kelo v. City of New London

by Kyle Scott

This book makes the unconventional claim that all of the rights in the U.S. Constitution are unified since they are derived from the same sources. Using the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision of Kelo...

Supreme Court Jurisprudence in Times of National Crisis, Terrorism, and War

by Arthur H. Garrison

From the foundation of the American Republic, presidents have had to deal with both internal and external national security threats. From President Washington and his policy of neutrality during the wars between...

The Agenda

by Ian Millhiser

"Ian Millhiser offers a perfect short read for a key moment in U.S. constitutional history." -- The Guardian

"A cogent, timely warning about the fragility of American democracy." -- Kirkus Reviews

What will a...

Life Is Winning

by Marjorie Dannenfelser, Mike Pence & Sarah Huckabee Sanders


"Marjorie has precisely captured how far the pro-life movement has come and how much we stand to achieve at this pivotal moment. It has never been...

American Justice 2019

by Mark Joseph Stern

Following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the controversial confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court plunged into a contentious term that featured divisive cases involving abortion,...

American Justice 2019

by Mark Joseph Stern

Following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the controversial confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court plunged into a contentious term that featured divisive cases involving abortion,...

Bringing Human Rights Back

by Corinne Tagliarina & Daniel Tagliarina

Bringing Human Rights Back: Embracing Human Rights as a Mechanism for Addressing Gaps in United States Law examines well-documented policy failures in the United States and makes an argument for how a human...

Checking the Courts

by Richard W. Waterman & Kirk A. Randazzo

Examines and measures the extent to which statutory language affects judicial behavior.

How does the language of legislative statutes affect judicial behavior? Scholars of the judiciary have rarely studied this...

Universal Rights and the Constitution

by Stephen A. Simon

Innovative examination of the tensions between universal and more uniquely American definitions of cherished rights.

Are constitutional rights based exclusively in uniquely American considerations, or are they...

Concurring Opinion Writing on the U.S. Supreme Court

by Pamela C. Corley

Analysis of concurrent opinion writing by Supreme Court justices.

When justices write or join a concurring opinion, they demonstrate their preferences over substantive legal rules. Concurrences provide a way...

Justice Rehnquist, the Supreme Court, and the Bill of Rights

by Steven T. Seitz

The Bill of Rights and Civil War Amendments created a triangular power struggle among state, nation and individual. Using chronological court cases, this book examines how the Supreme Court became arbiter among...

Legislative Party Campaign Committees in the American States

by Anthony Gierzynski

In a time of increasing campaign costs and decreasing state political party activity, legislative party campaign committees have grown to play a major role in the politics of elections in a large number of American...

The Price of Justice

by Ronald Goldfarb & Bernie Sanders

“Attorney and literary agent Goldfarb (editor, After Snowden) delivers a lacerating critique of inequities in America’s criminal and civil justice systems and the role of lawyers in perpetuating them…...

Dred Scott and the Dangers of a Political Court

by Ethan Greenberg

The Dred Scott decision of 1857 is widely (and correctly) regarded as the very worst in the long history of the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision held that no African American could ever be a U.S. citizen and...

Mueller Report, The The

by U.S. Department of Justice

This official report documents the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into the efforts made by Russia to interfere in the 2016 United States Presidential Election. This report,...

The Cult of the Constitution

by Mary Anne Franks

In this controversial and provocative book, Mary Anne Franks examines the thin line between constitutional fidelity and constitutional fundamentalism. The Cult of the Constitution reveals how deep fundamentalist...

How Can So Many Be Wrong?

by Margaret A. Hagen & Sou Hee (Sophie) Yang

Of the 347 U.S. false criminal convictions overturned so far through DNA testing, 73 percent were based on erroneous eyewitness testimony. How could so many eyewitnesses be wrong? This book answers this question....