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  • "Double Peine" Ou Peine "Dedoublee"?

    By Chergui-H

    Our Price: $82.00
    • ISBN-13: 9786131542466
    • Publisher: Omniscriptum
  • "Expanding the Frontiers of Civil Rights": Michigan, 1948-1968

    By Sidney Fine

    Our Price: $22.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780814343289
    • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • "Fried Fish -- Brian's Story": Autobiography

    By Brian Cadwallader

    Our Price: $9.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781540724410
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 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
  • "Trivial Complaints"

    By Kirsten S. Rambo

    Our Price: $70.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780231135573
    • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
    • Published: January 2009
  • "re-Constituting" the United States Government

    By Paul Kartinen

    Our Price: $9.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781478796435
    • Publisher: Outskirts Press
  • #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
  • #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

    By Cass R. Sunstein

    Our Price: $19.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780691180908
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    "What went wrong with social media and also with democracy? Here's the guy who saw it coming, and yes he does have all the answers."--Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School"With political polarisation on the rise, particularly in the United States, [this book] couldn't come at a more important time."--Stephanie Cutter, former Senior Aide to President Barack Obama and Partner, Precision Strategies"The Internet has surely enhanced our democracy, with greater access to information and fewer barriers to connecting with each other. However, we're seeing the opposite today with more narrow-minded online platforms and communities, as evidenced by the impact of fake news on this past election.#Republicpointedly captures the risks of the ongoing evolution of social media to our democratic ideals."--Tyler Cowen, author ofThe Great Stagnation
  • '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.
  • 'Armed Attack' and Article 51 of the UN Charter: Evolutions in Customary Law and Practice (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law)

    By Tom Ruys

    Our Price: $149.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521766647
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: January 2011
    This book examines to what extent the right of self-defense, as laid down in Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, permits States to launch military operations against other States. In particular, it focuses on the occurrence of an 'armed attack'--the crucial trigger for the activation of this right. In light of the developments since 9/11, the book analyzes relevant physical & verbal customary practice, ranging from the 1974 Definition of Aggression to recent incidents such as the 2001 U.S. intervention in Afghanistan & the 2006 Israeli intervention in Lebanon. The notion of 'armed attack' is examined from a threefold perspective. What acts can be regarded as an 'armed attack'? When can an 'armed attack' be considered to take place? And from whom must an 'armed attack' emanate?
  • '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

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