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  • The "Higher Law" Background of American Constitutional Law

    By Edward S. Corwin

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780865976955
    • Publisher: Liberty Fund
    • Published: February 2008
    Having written extensively on various aspects of the American constitutional order, Edward S. Corwin is considered a leading constitutional scholar of the twentieth century. Alpheus Mason described Corwin’s writings as ?sources of learning and understanding?hallmarks to emulate and revere.” The ?Higher Law” Background of American Constitutional Law is of unique value in connecting the Western European experience?from the classical world, the Middle Ages, and the seventeenth-century thought of Coke and Locke?to the American founding. This renowned work provides a bold and accurate outline of the tradition behind the ?higher law” of the United States and places in historical context the political philosophy underlying the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution. This volume addresses questions such as: ? Where did the idea of a ?higher law” originate? ? How has it been able to survive and in what transformations? ? What special forms of it are of particular interest for historians and political theorists? ? How was it brought to America and wrought into the American system of government? As Clinton Rossiter notes in his prefatory note, ?No one can come away from reading [Higher Law] without realizing how much we in America are part of Western civilization. The men we meet in the pages of this essay?Demosthenes, Sophocles, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, Ulpian, Gaius, John of Salisbury, Isidore of Seville, St. Thomas Aquinas, Bracton, Fortescue, Coke, Grotius, Newton, Hooker, Pufendorf, Locke, Blackstone?all insisted that the laws by which men live can and should be the ?embodiment of essential and unchanging justice,’ and we may salute them respectfully as founding fathers of our experiment in ordered liberty.” In this volume Corwin demonstrates how the concept of a higher law developed and was understood by the leading thinkers of the American Revolutionary period as well as how the ideal of the higher law impacted the creation of the American Constitution. Students, scholars, and general interested readers of constitutional law and political theory will find inspiration in the pages of The ?Higher Law” Background of American Constitutional Law. Edward S. Corwin (1878?1963) served as the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University from 1908 to 1946.
  • "This Honorable Court"

    By Mark Edward Lender

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780813538044
    • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
    • Published: May 2006
  • #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691175515
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: March 2017
  • 'All Labor Has Dignity'

    By Martin Luther King

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807086025
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: January 2012
    An unprecedented and timely collection of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice, ranging in time from September 1957 to April 1968. Appendix: A Note on the Speeches; Index.
  • 'Are You There Alone?:' The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

    By Suzanne O'Malley

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743244855
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: January 2004
    A true crime account by the investigative reporter of the case of the Houston woman who murdered her five children & is serving a life sentence.
  • 'Belonging to the World': Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture

    By Sandra F. VanBurkleo

    Our Price: $65.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195069723
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: January 2001
    Belonging to the World: Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture surveys the treatment of women in American law from the nation's earliest beginnings in British North America to the present. Placing the legal history of women in the broader social, political, and economic context of American history, this book examines the evolution of women's constitutional status in the United States, the development of rights consciousness among women, and their attempts to expand zones of freedom for all women. This is the first general account of women and American constitutional history to include the voices of women alongside the more familiar voices of lawmakers. An original work of historical synthesis, it delineates the shifting relationships between American law practice and women, both within the family and elsewhere, as it looks beyond the campaign for woman suffrage to broader areas of contest and controversy. Women's stories are used throughout the book to illustrate the extraordinary range and persistence of female rebellion from the 1630s up through the present era of "post-feminist" retrenchment and backlash. Belonging to the World: Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture dispels the myth that the story of women and the law is synonymous only with woman suffrage or married women's property acts, showing instead that American women have struggled along many fronts, not only to regain and expand their rights as sovereign citizens, but also to remake American culture.
  • The 'Double Indemnity' Murder: Ruth Snyder, Judd Gray, and New York's Crime of the Century

    By Landis MacKellar

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815608240
    • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
    • Published: October 2006
    Investigation documents and photographs related to the 1927 murder of Albert Snyder by his wife Ruth and her lover Judd Gray have been mostly destroyed because of their antiquity. Mackeller offers his telling of the ordeal, as gleaned from trial transcripts, periodicals, interviews, city records, letters, a detective log, and earlier books on the topic. The murder inspired the book-turned-noir film titled Double Indemnity, and was later interpreted in the film Body Heat. This book reads like a novel and employs artistic license in fleshing out the moments that were not logged, as in the first chapter describing the crime, where dialogue of unclear source is abundant. The second chapter details the trial, wherein the two accused invent indictments of the other. This chapter also portrays the popular and media frenzy that accompanied the trial. The two were eventually sentenced to be executed at Sing Sing prison, and the final chapter describes their last days and the public's response. The appendix offers brief biographies of personalities in the book and discusses questions of motive that may remain unanswered. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • 'Esteemed Bookes of Lawe' and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia

    By Warren M. Billings

    Our Price: $39.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780813939391
    • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
    • Published: February 2017
  • 'I Heard You Paint Houses': Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa (Updated Edition)

    By Charles Brandt

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781586422387
    • Publisher: Steerforth
    • Published: June 2016
  • 'I Heard You Paint Houses': Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Last Ride of Jimmy Hoffa

    By Charles Brandt

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781586420772
    • Publisher: Steerforth Press
    • Published: June 2004
    A true crime account that includes a deathbed confession by life-long gangster Sheeran that purports to solve the case of the Hoffa murder and other crimes.
  • 'If I had a Son': Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman

    By Jack Cashill

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781938067211
    • Publisher: WND Books
    • Published: October 2013
    "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," President Barack Obama said in March 2012 about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier. In so saying, Obama gave the White House imprimatur to a politically irresistible campaign, one that both stoked the grievances of his racially sensitive base and energized his party's gun-control advocates. That the shooting took place in Florida, the most highly contested state in that year's presidential election, made its politicization all the more inevitable. From the beginning, the major media worked overtime to convict shooter George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion. To promote their grudge against guns and their skewed view of race in America, the media ignored or denied the truth even after the truth had become obvious to those who followed the story closely. In another time and place, the media might have succeeded, but in the age of social media, their carefully crafted narrative has been thoroughly picked apart. If I Had A Son tells the story of a blogging collective called the Conservative Treehouse that has done much of the picking. Indeed, the clever research work of these unpaid "Treepers," most of them female, may well be the defense's best weapon. If I Had A Son is a thrill-packed David and Goliath story, the ending of which is still not known.
  • 'If the Workers Took a Notion': The Right to Strike and American Political Development

    By Josiah Bartlett Lambert

    Our Price: $25.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801489457
    • Publisher: ILR Press / Cornell University Press
    • Published: September 2005
  • The 'Lit de Justice' of the Kings of France: Constitutional Ideology in Legend, Ritual, and Discourse (Princeton Legacy Library)

    By Sarah Hanley

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691053820
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: October 1983
  • 'No One Helped': Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy

    By Marcia M. Gallo

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801452789
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: April 2015
  • 'The President Has Been Shot': Confusion, Disability, and the 25th Amendment

    By Herbert L. Abrams

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804723251
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: October 1994
    "It reads like a spellbinding political thriller. . . . This is a meticulously verified account of panic and intrigue in the Reagan White House, of misbehavior by all the president's men, and of their inexcusable failure to obey the Constitution's clear command."--San Francisco Chronicle"A valuable addition to the growing literature of presidential succession.""A valuable addition to the growing literature of presidential succession."--The Review of Politics

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