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History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier

By: Lipstadt, Deborah E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PERENNIAL: 8/1/2016

Seller ID: 9780060593773

ISBN: 0060593776

Condition: USED


In her acclaimed 1993 book Denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt called putative WWII historian David Irving "one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial." A prolific author of books on Nazi Germany who has claimed that more people died in Ted Kennedy's car at Chappaquiddick than in the gas chambers at Auschwitz, Irving responded by filing a libel lawsuit in the United Kingdom -- where the burden of proof lies on the defendant, not on the plaintiff. At stake were not only the reputations of two historians but the record of history itself. View more info

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Angel of Death Row: My Life As A Death Penalty Defense Lawyer

By: Lyon, Andrea D.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: LIGHTNING SOURCE INC:

Seller ID: 9780988225954

ISBN: 0988225956

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Immortality and the Law: The Rising Power of the American Dead

By: Madoff, Ray D.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: YALE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780300121841

ISBN: 0300121849

Condition: USED


This book takes a riveting look at how the law responds to that distinctly American dream of immortality. While American law provides virtually no protections for the interests we hold most dear--our bodies and our reputations--when it comes to property interests, the American dead have greater control than anywhere else in the world. Moreover, these rights are growing daily. From grave robbery to Elvis impersonators, Madoff shows how the law of the dead has a direct impact on how we live. Madoff examines how the rising power of the American dead enables the deceased to exert control over t... View more info

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Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System

By: Magnani, Laura

Price: $4.00

Publisher: FORTRESS PR:

Seller ID: 9780800638320

ISBN: 0800638328

Condition: USED


This strong indictment of the current prison system, undertaken by two respected experts on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee, traces the history and features of our penal system, offers strong ethical and moral assessments of it, and lays out a whole new paradigm of criminal justice based on restorative justice and reconciliation. The book puts forward a 12-point plan for immediate changes. Beyond Prisons opens a long-needed national dialogue on our responsibilities as citizens and as a nation to provide remediation rather than mere retributive incarceration, answerable to the ... View more info

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Crime of Shelia McGough

By: Malcolm, Janet

Price: $5.50

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 8/6/2011

Seller ID: 9780375704598

ISBN: 0375704590

Condition: USED


" N]o other writer tells better stories about the perpetual, the unwinnable, battle between narrative and truth." --"The New York Times Book Review" The Crime of Sheila McGough is Janet Malcolm's brilliant expose of miscarriage of justice in the case of Sheila McGough, a disbarred lawyer recently released from prison. McGough had served 2 1/2 years for collaborating with a client in his fraud, but insisted that she didn't commit any of the 14 felonies she was convicted. An astonishingly persuasive condemnation of the cupidity of American law and its preference for convincing narrative ... View more info

Supreme Court: Landmark Decisions: 20 Cases that Changed America

By: Mauro, Tony

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Seller ID: 9781435164222

ISBN: 1435164229

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American Supreme Court: Fifth Edition (The Chicago History of American Civilizat

By: McCloskey, Robert G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 5

Seller ID: 9780226556871

ISBN: 0226556875

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Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Robert McCloskey's classic work on the Supreme Court's role in constructing the U.S. Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation's highest court. For this new fifth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey's magisterial treatment to address the Court's most recent decisions.As in prior editions, McCloskey's original text remains unchanged. In his historical interpretation, he argues that the strength of the Court has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stra... View more info

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Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Western Europe and

By: Merryman, John Henry

Price: $3.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0804712484

ISBN: 0804712484

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When Should Law Forgive?

By: Minow, Martha

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 9780393081763

ISBN: 0393081761

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Brothel Boy and Other Parables of the Law

By: Morris, Norval

Price: $6.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 5/10/2014

Seller ID: 9780195093865

ISBN: 0195093860

Condition: USED


The mystery does not always end when the crime has been solved. Indeed, the most insolvable problems of crime and punishment are not so much who committed the crime, but how to see that justice is done. Now, in this illuminating volume, one of America's great legal thinkers, Norval Morris, addresses some of the most perplexing and controversial questions of justice in a highly singular fashion--by examining them in fictional form, in what he calls "parables of the law." The protagonist of these stories, the figure who must see that justice is done, is Eric Blair, a name familiar to most re... View more info

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I Am Innocent!: A Comprehensive Encyclopedic History of the Worlds Wrongly Conv

By: Nash, Jay Robert

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780306815607

ISBN: 0306815605

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Here, in this unique and compulsively readable encyclopedia for all true-crime buffs, you will find all the famously, or infamously, "innocent"-from Mary, Queen of Scots, to Alfred Dreyfus, from Leo Frank to the Scottsboro Boys, from Dr. Sam Sheppard to Anthony Porter, from Joan of Arc to Lindy Chamberlain, as well as hundreds of other cases. Unequalled in depth and breadth of coverage, ""I Am Innocent "" graphically details by category-including such as perjury, railroading, framing, suppression of evidence, police and prosecutorial coercion, mistaken identity, and prejudicial publicity-how w... View more info

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Introduction to Roman Law

By: Nicholas, Barry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0198760639

ISBN: 0198760639

Condition: USED


This book sketches the history of Roman Private Law from the Twelve Tables to modern times, and sets out the elements of the system. It does not attempt to summarize the whole law, but explains and evaluates its most characteristic and influential features. View more info

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Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator

By: Noesner, Gary

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 3/20/2015

Seller ID: 9781400067251

ISBN: 1400067251

Condition: USED


An enraged man abducts his estranged wife and child, holes up in a secluded mountain cabin, threatening to kill them both. A right wing survivalist amasses a cache of weapons and resists calls to surrender. A drug trafficker barricades himself and his family in a railroad car, and begins shooting. A cult leader in Waco, Texas faces the FBI in an armed stand-off that leaves many dead in a fiery blaze. A sniper, claiming to be God, terrorizes the DC metropolitan area. For most of us, these are events we hear about on the news. For Gary Noesner, head of the FBI's groundbreaking Crisis Negotiation... View more info

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Persons and Masks of the Law

By: Noonan, John T

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520235236

ISBN: 0520235231

Condition: USED


Legal thought in this country has always focused on the rules rather than on the persons affected by the rules. "Persons and Masks of the Law "restores the balance by taking a person-centered view of the law. The author shows how even great jurists have chosen the "masks of the law" over persons, his surprising examples being Thomas Jefferson, George Wythe, Benjamin Cardozo, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.--four of the greatest lawyers of the United States. Noonan discusses how the concept of property, applied to a person, is a perfect mask since no trace of human identity remains. An aucti... View more info

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Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court

By: O'Connor, Sandra Day

Price: $7.50

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780812993929

ISBN: 0812993926

Condition: USED


"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER "I called this book "Out of Order" because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the stories of the Court and the Justices that come from the 'out of order' moments add to the richness of the Court as both a branch of our government and a human institution."--Justice Sandra Day O'Connor From Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court,... View more info

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Lazy B

By: O'Connor, Sandra Day/Day, H A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 6/5/2011

Seller ID: 0375507248

ISBN: 0375507248

Condition: USED


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Sandra Day O'Connor : How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most I

By: O'Connor/Biskupic, Joan

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 3/8/2012

Seller ID: 9780060590185D

ISBN: 9780060590185D

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Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt

By: Olsen, Jack

Price: $3.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 3/25/2010

Seller ID: 9780385493680

ISBN: 0385493681

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Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire

By: Perkinson, Robert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PICADOR:

Seller ID: 9780312680473

ISBN: 0312680473

Condition: USED


In the prison business, all roads lead to Texas. A pioneer in criminal justice severity--from assembly-line executions to supermax isolation, from mandatory sentencing to prison privatization--Texas is the most locked-down state in the most incarcerated country in the world. "Texas Tough," ""a sweeping history of American imprisonment from the days of slavery to the present, explains how a plantation-based penal system once dismissed as barbaric became a template for the nation. Drawing on the individual stories as well as authoritative research, "Texas Tough" reveals the true origins of... View more info

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Trials Without Truth: Why Our System of Criminal Trials Has Become an Expensive

By: Pizzi, William T

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Publisher: NEW YORK UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780814766507

ISBN: 0814766501

Condition: USED


Reginald Denny. O. J. Simpson. Colin Ferguson. Louise Woodward: all names that have cast a spotlight on the deficiencies of the American system of criminal justice. Yet, in the wake of each trial that exposes shocking behavior by trial participants or results in counterintuitive rulings--often with perverse results--the American public is reassured by the trial bar that the case is not "typical" and that our trial system remains the best in the world.William T. Pizzi here argues that what the public perceives is in fact exactly what the United States has: a trial system that places far too ... View more info