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Overcoming Law

By: Posner, Richard A

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Seller ID: 9780674649262

ISBN: 0674649265

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Legal theory must become more factual and empirical and less conceptual and polemical, Richard Posner argues in this wide-ranging new book. The topics covered include the structure and behavior of the legal profession; constitutional theory; gender, sex, and race theories; interdisciplinary approaches to law; the nature of legal reasoning; and legal pragmatism. Posner analyzes, in witty and passionate prose, schools of thought as different as social constructionism and institutional economics, and scholars and judges as different as Bruce Ackerman, Robert Bork, Ronald Dworkin, Catharine Ma... View more info

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Little Book of Plagiarism

By: Posner, Richard A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PANTHEON: 1/27/2012

Seller ID: 9780375424755

ISBN: 037542475X

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A concise, lively, and bracing exploration of an issue bedeviling our cultural landscape-plagiarism in literature, academia, music, art, and film-by one of our most influential and controversial legal scholars. Best-selling novelists J. K. Rowling and Dan Brown, popular historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Stephen Ambrose, Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, first novelist Kaavya Viswanathan: all have rightly or wrongly been accused of plagiarism-theft of intellectual property-provoking widespread media punditry. But what exactly is plagiarism? How has the meaning of this notoriously ambigu... View more info

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Dead Man Walking

By: Prejean, Helen

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 10/21/2013

Seller ID: 9780679751311

ISBN: 0679751319

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Death of Innocents, The: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions

By: Prejean, Sister Helen

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Publisher: 10/1/2015

Seller ID: 9780679440567

ISBN: 0679440569

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Sister Helen Prejean was a little-known Roman Catholic nun from Louisiana when""in 1993, her first book "Dead Man Walking, "challenged the way we look at the death penalty in America. It became a #1" New York Times" bestseller and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Now in "The Death of Innocents, "she takes us to the new moral edge of the debate on capital punishment: What if we're killing the wrong man? Dobie Gillis Williams, an indigent black man from rural Louisiana with an IQ of 65, was accused of a brutal rape and murder. Williams's inept defense counsel, later disbarred for unethi... View more info

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Law Of Peoples

By: Rawls, John

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 7/1/2014

Seller ID: 9780674005426

ISBN: 0674005422

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This book consists of two parts: the essay "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," first published in 1997, and "The Law of Peoples," a major reworking of a much shorter article by the same name published in 1993. Taken together, they are the culmination of more than fifty years of reflection on liberalism and on some of the most pressing problems of our times by John Rawls. "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited" explains why the constraints of public reason, a concept first discussed in "Political Liberalism" (1993), are ones that holders of both religious and non-religious comprehensiv... View more info

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Theory of Justice

By: Rawls, John

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 9/10/2012

Seller ID: 9780674017726

ISBN: 0674017722

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Though the revised edition of "A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work. View more info

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All the Laws But One: Civil Liberties in Wartime

By: Rehnquist, William H.

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 9/30/2013

Seller ID: 9780679767329

ISBN: 0679767320

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Supreme Court

By: Rehnquist, William H.

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780375708619

ISBN: 0375708618

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This new edition of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist' s classic book offers a lively and accessible history of the Supreme Court. His engaging writing illuminates both the high and low points in the Court's history, from Chief Justice Marshall' s dominance of the Court during the early nineteenth century through the landmark decisions of the Warren Court. Citing cases such as the Dred Scott decision and Roosevelt's Court-packing plan, Rehnquist makes clear that the Court does not operate in a vacuum, that the justices are unavoidably influenced by their surroundings, and that their decisions... View more info

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Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? Second Edition (American Poli

By: Rosenberg, Gerald

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226726717

ISBN: 0226726711

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In follow-up studies, dozens of reviews, and even a book of essays evaluating his conclusions, Gerald Rosenberg's critics--not to mention his supporters--have spent nearly two decades debating the arguments he first put forward in "The Hollow Hope." With this substantially expanded second edition of his landmark work, Rosenberg himself steps back into the fray, responding to criticism and adding chapters on the same-sex marriage battle that ask anew whether courts can spur political and social reform. Finding that the answer is still a resounding no, Rosenberg reaffirms his powerful conten... View more info

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Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do?

By: Sandel, Michael J.

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Publisher: 7/11/2012

Seller ID: 9780374180652

ISBN: 0374180652

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What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J. Sandel's "Justice" course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard. Up to a thousand students pack the campus theater to hear Sandel relate the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, and this fall, public televi... View more info

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When the State Kills: Capital Punishment and the American Condition

By: Sarat, Austin

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Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691102610

ISBN: 0691102619

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Is capital punishment just? Does it deter people from murder? What is the risk that we will execute innocent people? These are the usual questions at the heart of the increasingly heated debate about capital punishment in America. In this bold and impassioned book, Austin Sarat seeks to change the terms of that debate. Capital punishment must be stopped, Sarat argues, because it undermines our democratic society. Sarat unflinchingly exposes us to the realities of state killing. He examines its foundations in ideas about revenge and retribution. He takes us inside the courtroom of a capit... View more info

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History of the Supreme Court

By: Schwartz, Bernard

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 6/24/2011

Seller ID: 9780195093872

ISBN: 0195093879

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When the first Supreme Court convened in 1790, it was so ill-esteemed that its justices frequently resigned in favor of other pursuits. John Rutledge stepped down as Associate Justice to become a state judge in South Carolina; John Jay resigned as Chief Justice to run for Governor of New York; and Alexander Hamilton declined to replace Jay, pursuing a private law practice instead. As Bernard Schwartz shows in this landmark history, the Supreme Court has indeed travelled a long and interesting journey to its current preeminent place in American life. In A History of the Supreme Court, Schwa... View more info

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Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Woman's Fi

By: Schwartz, Sunny

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Publisher: SCRIBNER MACMILLAN: 4/26/2016

Seller ID: 9781416569824

ISBN: 1416569820

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Powerful, captivating, and hopeful, "Dreams from the Monster Factory" goes beyond statistics and sensational portrayals of prison life and reveals the troubling realities of U.S. jails, and an astonishing alternative. . Sunny Schwartz founded the Resolve to Stop the Violence Project (RSVP), a restorative justice program based in a San Francisco jail that has cut recidivism for violent rearrests by up to 80 percent. Schwartz makes no excuses for the rapists, gangbangers and murderers she works with, nor will she excuse a prison system that churns out criminals who are more dangerous when th... View more info

Leaning on the Arc: A Personal History of Criminal Defense

By: Schwartzbach, M. Gerald

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Seller ID: 9781634251372

ISBN: 1634251377

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Fall of the House of Zeus

By: Scruggs/Wilkie, Curtis

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Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 9/13/2014

Seller ID: 9780307460714

ISBN: 0307460711

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"Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie." --Douglas Brinkley "The Fall of the House of Zeus" tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against "Big Tobacco" and the asbestos industries. He was hailed by "Newsweek "as a latter day Robin Hood, and portrayed in the movie, "The Insider," as a dapper aviator-lawyer. ... View more info

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Making Babies, Making Families: What Matters Most in an Age of Reproductive Tech

By: Shanley, Mary Lyndon

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Publisher: BEACON: 8/8/2017

Seller ID: 9780807044094

ISBN: 0807044091

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Thanks to new reproductive technologies and new ways of forming families, the world of parenting is opening up as never before. What defines a legal family? Should there be any restrictions on buying and selling eggs and sperm, or hiring "surrogate mothers"? How many parents can a child have? While there's no going back to the traditional family, Mary Lyndon Shanley shows us that we don't have to live in moral chaos. She offers a new vision of family law that puts each child's right to be cared for at its center, while also taking into account the complex needs of every family member. View more info

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Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics

By: Simmons, Beth A

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521712323

ISBN: 0521712327

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This volume argues that international human rights law has made a positive contribution to the realization of human rights in much of the world. Although governments sometimes ratify human rights treaties, gambling that they will experience little pressure to comply with them, this is not typically the case. Focusing on rights stakeholders rather than the United Nations or state pressure, Beth Simmons demonstrates through a combination of statistical analyses and case studies that the ratification of treaties leads to better rights practices on average. By several measures, civil and political... View more info

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Case of a Lifetime: A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Story

By: Smith, Abbe

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Publisher: PALGRAVE:

Seller ID: 9780230614338

ISBN: 0230614337

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A recent study estimates that thousands of innocent people are wrongfully imprisoned each year in the United States. Some are exonerated through DNA evidence, but many more languish in prison because their convictions were based on faulty eyewitness accounts and no DNA is available. Prominent criminal lawyer and law professor Abbe Smith weaves together real life cases to show what it is like to champion the rights of the accused. Smith describes the moral and ethical dilemmas of representing the guilty and the weighty burden of fighting for the innocent, including the victorious story of ho... View more info

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Injustice System: A Murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong

By: Smith, Clive Satfford

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143124160

ISBN: 0143124161

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An "Atlantic" Book of the Year and finalist for the Orwell Prize: a riveting true crime tale from the defense attorney who inspired John Grisham's "The Chamber" Legendary criminal defense attorney Clive Stafford Smith has devoted his career to helping save penniless defendants from a justice system whose goal is not so much to find the right man as to get a conviction. Miami, 1986. Kris Maharaj is arrested, tried, and sentenced to death for the brutal murder of his ex-business partner, Derrick Moo Young, and Derrick's son, Duane. Suspecting Kris may be innocent, as he claims, Staffor... View more info

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My Beloved World

By: Sotomayor, Sonia

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 6/11/2016

Seller ID: 9780345804839

ISBN: 034580483X

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The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the tur... View more info