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xxxii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • The knock on the door : the arrest / Gloria Killian (California exoneree), as told to S.J. Rozan
  • The trip to Doty Road : the interrogation / David Bates (Illinois exoneree), as told to Sara Paretsky
  • The evidence closes in : the trial / Ray Towler (Ohio exoneree), as told to Laurie R. King
  • Just one : the verdict / Michael Evans (Illinois exoneree), as told to Brad Parks
  • Descent : entering prison / Ken Wyniemko (Michigan exoneree), as told to Michael Harvey
  • The fortune cookie : the lessons learned / Kirk Bloodsworth (Maryland exoneree), as told to Lee Child
  • A study in Sisyphus : serving time / Audrey Edmunds (Wisconsin exoneree), as told to Judge John Sheldon and Gayle Lynds
  • The wrong man : the cruelties of fate / Alton Logan (Illinois exoneree), as told to Jan Burke
  • Luck and the death penalty : community involvement / an essay about Peter Reilly (Connecticut exoneree) by Arthur Miller
  • Staying on track : surviving incarceration / Ginny Lefever (Ohio exoneree), as told to Sarah Weinman
  • The bloody yellow shirt : obtaining help / William Dillon (Florida exoneree), as told to Phillip M. Margolin
  • The long wait : legal appeals / Jeff Deskovic (New York exoneree), as told to Gary Phillips
  • The last bad morning : exoneration / Antione Day (Illinois exoneree), as told to Jamie Freveletti
  • Moving forward : post release / Jerry Miller (Illinois exoneree), as told to John Mankiewicz
  • Every day is a new beginning : life after innocence / Juan Rivera (Illinois exoneree), as told to Laura Caldwell.
Long thought to be statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, wrongful convictions-we are just beginning to learn-happen with frightening regularity. But very few people understand just how they happen and, more importantly, the consequences. Now, Anatomy of Innocence tells the stories of more than a dozen innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes and cast into the maw of a vast and deeply flawed American criminal justice system before eventually being exonerated. Here, each "exoneree" is paired with a high-profile mystery and thriller writer to produce a unique collaboration. By joining such master storytellers with exonerees, Anatomy of Innocence presents the tragedy of wrongful conviction with a stark and fiery clarity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781631490880 20170502
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x, 201 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Animus, and why it matters
  • Class legislation and the prehistory of animus
  • Department of Agriculture v. Moreno
  • City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center
  • Romer and Lawrence
  • United States v. Windsor
  • What's wrong with subjective dislike?
  • Objectively objectionable
  • The doctrinal uniqueness of animus
  • The elusive search for animus
  • How much animus is enough? : and what should we do about it?
  • Applying what we've learned
  • Obergefell and animus
  • Conclusion: Animus doctrine today and tomorrow.
"Over the last two decades, the Supreme Court has increasingly turned to the concept of animus to explain why some instances of discrimination are unconstitutional. However, the Court’s condemnation of animus fails to address some serious questions. How can animus on the part of people and institutions be uncovered? Does mere opposition to a particular group’s equality claims constitute animus? Does the concept of animus have roots in the Constitution? [This book] engages these important questions, offering an original and provocative introduction to this type of unconstitutional bias. [The author] analyzes some of the modern Supreme Court’s most important discrimination cases through the lens of animus, tracing the concept from nineteenth century legal doctrine to today’s landmark cases, including Obergefell vs. Hodges and United States v. Windsor, both related to the legal rights of same-sex couples. [This book] humanizes what might otherwise be an abstract legal question, illustrating what constitutes animus, and why the prohibition against it matters more today than ever in our pluralistic society."-- Publisher's website.
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xii, 236 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Reciting Homer in the courtoom : Byzantine legal culture
  • The "cleansing of the ancient laws" under Basil I and Leo VI
  • Gift-giving and patronage in middle Byzantine courts
  • Paradigms of justice and jurisprudence
  • The function of "private" law collections in the Byzantine Empire and neighboring cultures
  • Law and heresy in the edicts of the Patriarch Alexios Stoudites
  • Legal education and the law school of Constantinople
  • Conclusions: The end of secular law in Byzantium?
This social history of Byzantine law offers an introduction to one of the world's richest yet hitherto understudied legal traditions. In the first study of its kind, Chitwood explores and reinterprets the seminal legal-historical events of the Byzantine Empire under the Macedonian dynasty, including the re-appropriation and refashioning of the Justinianic legal corpus and the founding of a law school in Constantinople. During this last phase of Byzantine secular law, momentous changes in law and legal culture were underway: the patronage of the elite was reflected in the legal system, theological terms from Orthodox Christianity entered the vocabulary of Byzantine jurisprudence, and private legal collections of uncertain origins began to circulate in manuscripts alongside official redactions of Justinianic law. By using the heuristic device of exploring legal culture, this book examines the interplay in law between the Roman political heritage, Orthodox Christianity and Hellenic culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107182561 20170502
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xi, 424 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Can we even speak of "Judaism and law"? / Christine Hayes
  • Law in biblical Israel / Chaya Halberstam
  • Law in Jewish society of the second temple period / Seth Schwartz
  • Law in classical rabbinic Judaism / Christine Hayes
  • Approaches to foreign law in biblical Israel and classical Judaism through the medieval period / Beth Berkowitz, Barnard College
  • Law in medieval Judaism / Warren Zev Harvey
  • From enlightenment to emancipation / Verena Kasper-Marienberg
  • Enlightenment conceptions of Judaism and law / Eliyahu Stern
  • Rethinking Halakhah in modern Eastern Europe : mysticism, antinomianism, positivism / Menachem Lorberbaum
  • Antinomianism and its responses : 19th century / David Ellenson
  • New developments in modern Jewish thought : from theology to law and ack again / Yonatan Brafman
  • Judaism, Jewish law in pre-state Palestine / Amihai Radzyner
  • Judaism, Jewish law and the Jewish state in Israel / Arye Edrei
  • What does it mean for a state to be Jewish? / Daphne Barak Erez
  • Fault lines / Patricia J. Woods.
"[This book] explores the Jewish conception of law as an essential component of the divine-human relationship from biblical to modern times, as well as resistance to this conceptualization. It also traces the political, social, intellectual, and cultural circumstances that spawned competing Jewish approaches to its own 'divine' law and the 'non-divine' law of others, including that of the modern, secular state of Israel. Part I focuses on the emergence and development of law as an essential element of religious expression in biblical Israel and classical Judaism through the medieval period. Part II considers the ramifications for the law arising from political emancipation and the invention of Judaism as a 'religion' in the modern period. Finally, Part III traces the historical and ideological processes leading to the current configuration of religion and state in modern Israel, analysing specific conflicts between religious law and state law."-- Provided by publisher.
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xii, 283 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • American Amsterdam
  • A spirit of improvement
  • Rights before Barron
  • Trial
  • Appeal
  • A question of great importance : Barron at the Supreme Court
  • Barron's reception
  • Epilogue.
"[This book] examines the backstory and context of this decision as a turning point in the development of our current conception of individual rights. Since the colonial period, Americans had viewed their rights as springing from multiple sources, including the common law, natural right, and English legal tradition. Despite this rich heritage and a prohibition grounded in the Magna Carta against uncompensated state takings of property, the Court ruled against [John Barron Jr. and John Craig’s claim for damages after Baltimore’s rebuilt drainage system diverted water and sediment into the harbor, preventing large ships from tying up at Barron and Craig’s wharf]. The Bill of Rights, Chief Justice John Marshall declared in his opinion for the majority, restrained only the federal government, not the states. The Fifth Amendment, accordingly, did not apply to Maryland or any of the cities it chartered. In explaining how the Court came to reject a multisourced view of human liberties—a position seemingly inconsistent with its previous decisions—[the author] helps explain why we now envision the Constitution as essential to guaranteeing our rights. Marshall’s view of rights in Barron...helped him navigate the Court through the precarious political currents of the time. While the chief justice may have effected a shrewd political maneuver, the decision helped hasten a reconceptualization of rights as located in documents. Its legacy...is among the Jacksonian era’s significant democratic reforms and marks the emergence of a distinctly American constitutionalism."-- Provided by publisher.
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xv, 155 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Origins
  • Persecution or prosecution?
  • America reacts
  • Aftermath
  • Legacies.
"The Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917-1918 mark one of the most controversial moments in American history. Even as President Woodrow Wilson justified US entry into World War I on the grounds that it would 'make the world safe for democracy, ' the act curtailed civil liberties at home by making it illegal to speak out against the US participation in the conflict. Supporters of the acts argued that these measures were necessary to protect national security and keep in check the perceived threat of radical activities, while opponents considered them an unjustifiable breach of the Bill of Rights. The conflict between government powers and civil liberties concretized by the Acts continues to resonate today. [This book introduces] this controversial set of laws, the cultural and political context in which they were passed, and their historical ramifications."-- Provided by publisher.
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201 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Abolishing torture
  • The taboo and the fear of regression
  • The Nuremburg trials and the Universal Declaration
  • Decolonisation and the UN Convention Against Torture
  • The politics of the definition of torture
  • Torture and the "War on terror"
  • Conclusion.
"This book examines the historical genealogy of the torture taboo. The dissonance between the absolute prohibition against torture and its widespread violation raises important questions about the torture taboo in world politics. Does the torture taboo matter? Or are political realists correct in arguing that power politics rules? [The author] argues that despite the torture taboo’s violation, it still matters, and paradoxically, its strength can be seen by studying its violation. States hide, deny, re-define and outsource their torture, as well as torture without leaving marks to avoid being stigmatised as a norm violating state. Tracing a genealogy of the torture taboo from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century Barnes shows how the taboo has developed over time, and how violations have played an important role in that development. Through six historical and contemporary case studies, it is argued that the taboo’s humanitarian pressures do not cease when states violate the norm, but continue to shape actors in unexpected ways."-- Provided by publisher.
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xlii, 596 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • The ICSID Convention : a successful story : the origins and history of the ICSID / Crina Baltag
  • Paradoxes of (sovereign) consent : on the uses and abuses of a notion in international investment law / Horia Ciurtin
  • The notion of investment and economic development under the ICSID Convention / Roberto Castro de Figueiredo
  • Natural persons as claimants under the ICSID Convention / Matei Purice
  • Juridical persons and the requirments of the ICSID Convention / Chester Brown & Ashique Rahman
  • Attribution of conducts of state-owned enterprises based on control by the state / Albert Badia
  • Contract claims and treaty claims / Alfred Siwy
  • Jurisdiction and admissibility in proceedings under the ICSID Convention and the ICSID additional facility rules / Hanno Wehland
  • Preliminary objections to dismiss claims that are manifestly without legal merit under rule 41(5) of the ICSID arbitration rules / Michele Potestà
  • The applicable law and the ICSID Convention / Monique Sasson
  • Bias challenges in ICSID arbitration : unsettled issues / Sam Luttrell
  • The role of national courts in ICSID arbitration / Alejandro López Ortiz, Patricia Ugalde-Revilla & Christopher Chinn
  • Mapping the genetic code of provisional measures : characteristics and recent developments / Lucas Bento
  • Treaty counterclaims under the ICSID Convention / Ștefan Dudas
  • Recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards : the ICSID Convenion and the European Union / Markus Burgstaller
  • Annulment of ICSID awards : recent trends / Silvia M. Marchili & Sara McBrearty
  • Allocation of costs in ICSID arbitrations / Matthew Hodgson & Elizabeth Evans
  • Treaty interpretation, the ICSID Convention and investment treaties / Romesh Weeramanty
  • Modern authoritarian regimes and the denunciation of the ICSID Convention / Vanessa A. Giraud Martinelli
  • The ICSID Convention and non-contracting states : the Brazilian position metaphor / Daniel de Andrade Levy
  • Enhancing the appeal of conciliation under the ICSID Convention / Dany Khayat & William Ahern
  • The future of the ICSID Convention : bigger, better, faster? / Daniel Kalderimis.
"[This book] celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Convention on the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID Convention or Washington Convention) with an overview and analysis of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) case law to date and focusing particularly on unsettled issues, assesses possible developments in the institution's next phase. The ICSID has played a leading role in establishing the field of foreign investment law. It is primarily due to the ICSID that it is no longer peculiar for individuals and corporations to have legal standing in claims against governments probably the most notable development of international law of the past half century. Now, in its fiftieth year and ratified by more than 150 states, the ICSID received its 500th case in 2015. This volume is a collection of twenty-two essays [that cover the following topics]: the political and economic reasons behind the creation of the ICSID; admissibility and jurisdiction; ICSID vis-à-vis bilateral investment treaties; states concerns about the partiality of arbitrators in favour of investors; proceedings involving a non-contracting State; applicable laws under the ICSID Convention; conflicting interpretations of ICSID Convention provisions; interaction of foreign investment and economic development; value of ICSID awards in the light of EU law; annulment of ICSID awards; effects of denunciation (Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela) and non-contracting States (Russia, Brazil, India); attribution of conduct of State-owned enterprises (SOEs); recognition and enforcement of ICSID arbitral awards; counterclaims; and allocation of costs. The cases involve a broad spectrum of international economic matters, including provisions of the Energy Charter Treaty, exploitation of natural resources, electric power, transportation, construction, finance, communications, water, sanitation, agriculture, fishing and forestry, and service and trade."-- Back cover.
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xiv, 598 pages ; 24 cm
  • Creation of the Court
  • The Court becomes operational
  • Jurisdiction
  • Triggering the jurisdiction
  • Admissibility
  • General principles of criminal law
  • Investigation and pre-trial procedure
  • Trial and appeal
  • Punishment
  • Victims of crimes and their concerns
  • Structure and administration of the Court.
"The International Criminal Court ushered in a new era in the protection of human rights. The Court prosecutes genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression when national justice systems are either unwilling or unable to do so themselves. This fifth edition...describes a Court which is no longer in its infancy; the Court is currently examining situations that involve more than twenty countries in every continent of the planet. This book considers the difficulties in the Court's troubled relationship with Africa, the vagaries of the position of the United States, and the challenges the Court may face as it confronts conflicts around the world. It also reviews the history of international criminal prosecution and the Rome Statute."-- Back cover.
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ix, 347 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Conservatism and the constitution
  • Massive resistance
  • The moral majority of Alabamians
  • Justice made political
  • Accommodation
  • Showdown
  • The trouble with secularism
  • Religion by any other name
  • Conclusion: The constitution and the people.
"The Christian Right of the 1980s forged its political identity largely in response to what it perceived as liberal 'judicial activism'. [The author] tells this story as it played out in Mobile, Alabama. There, a community conflict pitted a group of conservative evangelicals, a sympathetic federal judge, and a handful of conservative intellectuals against a religious agnostic opposed to prayer in schools, and a school system accused of promoting a religion called 'secular humanism'. The twists in the Mobile conflict speak to the changes and continuities that marked the relationship of 1980s' religious conservatism to democracy, the courts, and the Constitution."-- Back cover.
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xiv, 252 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
  • Editor's introduction to "Legal encounters on the medieval globe" / Elizabeth Lambourn
  • The future of Aztec law / Jerome A. Offner
  • Land and tenure in early colonial Peru : individualizing the Sapci, "that which is common to all" / Susan Elizabeth Ramírez
  • The edict of King Gälawdéwos against the illegal slave trade in Christians : Ethiopia, 1548 / Habtamu Mengistie Tegegne
  • Mutilation and the law in early medieval Europe and India : a comparative study / Patricia Skinner
  • Common threads : a reappraisal of medieval European sumptuary law / Laurel Ann Wilson
  • Toward a history of documents in medieval India : the encounter of scholasticism and regional law in the Smṛticandrikā / Donald R. Davis, Jr.
  • Chinese porcelain and the material taxonomies of medieval rabbinic law : encounters with disruptive substances in twelfth-century Yemen / Elizabeth Lambourn and Philip Ackerman-Lieberman.
"Law has been a primary locus and vehicle of contact across human history--as a system of ideas embodied in people and enacted on bodies; and also as a material, textual, and sensory 'thing.' The seven essays gathered here analyze a variety of legal encounters on the medieval globe, ranging from South Asia to South and Central America, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Contributors uncover the people behind and within legal systems and explore various material expressions of law that reveal the complexity and intensity of cross-cultural contact in this pivotal era. Topics include comparative jurisprudence, sumptuary law, varieties of punishment, forms of documentation and legal knowledge, religious law, and encounters between imperial and indigenous legal systems. A featured source preserves an Ethiopian king's legislation against traffic in Christian slaves, resulting from the intensifying African slave trade of the sixteenth century."-- Back cover.
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xviii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • International investment arbitration and the need for coherence
  • Pre-award remedies based on party autonomy or on the discretion of arbitrations
  • Pre-award remedies based on international law sources
  • Post-award remedies.
"Starting from an analysis of the sources of parallel proceedings, and from a study on the reasons for the proliferation of international investment arbitrations arising from the same facts, this book analyzes one of the most relevant issues of investment arbitration. [The author] argues that at the admissibility stage of arbitral proceedings the application of certain principles (namely abuse of process, res judicata and collateral estoppel) could, if such principles are broadly interpreted, offer practical solutions to the issue. This interpretation finds support in several awards and legal writings."-- Provided by publisher.
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231 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • Culture clashes
  • Ontology, copyright, and artistic practice
  • The myth of unoriginality
  • Authorship, power, and responsibility
  • Toward an ontology of authored works
  • The rights of authors
  • The rights of others
  • Appropriation and transformation
  • Afterword.
"The art scene today is one of appropriation - of remixing, reusing, and recombining the works of other artists. From the musical mash-ups of Girl Talk to the pop-culture borrowings of Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, it's clear that the artistic landscape is shifting - which leads to some tricky legal and philosophical questions. [In this book, the author reconciles] the growing practice of artistic appropriation with innovative views of artists' rights, both legal and moral. Engaging with long-standing debates about the nature of originality, authorship, and artists' rights, [the author] examines the philosophical challenges presented by the role of intellectual property in the artworld and vice versa. Using real-life examples of artists who have incorporated copyrighted works into their art, he explores issues of artistic creation and the nature of infringement as they are informed by analytical aesthetics and legal and critical theory. Ultimately, 'Artistic license' provides an...analysis of the key philosophical issues that underlie copyright policy, rethinking the relationship between artist, artwork, and the law."-- Provided by publisher.
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xxiii, 304 pages ; 22 cm
  • Foreword / Michelle Alexander
  • Now what?
  • Land of opportunity
  • Daddy's girl
  • Hit the road
  • The sacrifice
  • Things you don't talk about
  • The life
  • From the skillet to the frying pan
  • No justice, no peace
  • A new drug
  • Incarceration nation
  • Collateral damage
  • The revolving door
  • The vicious cycle
  • Hurt people
  • A tale of two systems
  • A way out
  • Finding purpose
  • A new way of life
  • The wall of no
  • Who's profiting from our pain?
  • Women and prison
  • A kindred spirit
  • Taking food off the table
  • Broke leg house
  • From trash to treasure
  • All of us or none
  • Treating the symptoms and the disease
  • The meaning of life
  • The women from Orange County
  • Being beholden
  • Living an impossible life
  • The house that discrimination built
  • Women organizing for justice and opportunity
  • What would Ms. Sybil Brand think?
  • Without representation
  • Prop 47
  • The movement
  • The arc bends toward justice.
"Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van driving down their street. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack. As a resident of South Los Angeles, a black community under siege in the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for over fifteen years; never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction. On her own, she eventually found a private drug rehabilitation facility. Once clean, Susan dedicated her life to supporting women facing similar struggles. Her organization, A New Way of Life, operates five safe homes in Los Angeles that supply a lifeline to hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children--setting them on the track to education and employment rather than returns to prison. Becoming Ms. Burton not only humanizes the deleterious impact of mass incarceration, it also points the way to the kind of structural and policy changes that will offer formerly incarcerated people the possibility of a life of meaning and dignity."-- Provided by publisher.
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xii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Survey of CCS technologies and risks
  • Clarifying liability rules for CCS
  • Policy options for CCS liability rules
  • Postclosure liability transfers and indemnifications
  • Publicly and privately regulating CCS activities
  • Compensation via market-based measures
  • Compensation using public resources
  • Policy recommendations.
"Carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems inject highly compressed carbon dioxide gas deep into geological formations in order to contain the gas, and its harmful effects on the planet, for the foreseeable future and beyond -- for centuries or even millennia. Used effectively, CCS could lessen the impact of climate change while carbon-free energy sources are developed. And yet CCS is not widely deployed. In this book, Michael Faure and Roy Partain offer a theoretical and practical discussion of one of the main obstacles to CCS adoption: complex liability and compensation issues. Faure and Partain point out that current liability rules are unclear in their application to CCS. Causation is complicated, and the timeline of hundreds of years goes beyond the lifetimes of people or corporations. Examining the subject from legal and economic perspectives, they consider whether rules of civil liability can govern CCS risk; how a liability system might address the open-ended timeline; what role public and private regulatory measures could play; and whether compensation should be provided from public or private resources. They investigate the utility of different forms of insurance and of such financial tools as guarantees, deposits, and catastrophe bonds. They offer not only a...framework for assessing policy but also a summary of policy recommendations they develop from their findings."-- Provided by publisher.
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viii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Evaluating American elections : are they working well? / Todd Donovan
  • Compulsory voting and the United States / Shane P. Singh
  • Race and the right to vote : the modern barrier of voter ID laws / Hannah Walker, Gabriel Sanchez, Stephen Nuno, and Matt Barreto
  • Provisional votes : an election reform to count more votes / Martha Kropf and Holly Whisman
  • One step forward, two steps back : the curious case of immigrant voting rights / Ron Hayduk
  • Changing how America votes for President / Caroline J. Tolbert and Kellen Gracey
  • Redistricting and representation : searching for "fairness" between the lines / Vladimir Kogan and Eric McGhee
  • Ranked choice voting : a different way of casting and counting votes / David C. Kimball and Joseph Anthony
  • The impact of electoral rules on minority representation / Jason P. Casellas and Kenicia Wright The Fair Representation Act for Congress / Rob Richie and Drew Spencer Penrose
  • What's rules got to do with it? : parties, reform, and selection in the presidential nomination process / Jason S. Byers and Jamie L. Carson
  • Signature requirements and ballot access for non-major party candidates / Barry C. Burden and Jordan Hsu
  • Third parties and the fight for electoral reform / Brian Brox
  • Campaign finance in U.S. Politics : an era without limits / Lonna Rae Atkeson and Wendy L. Hansen
  • When do election rules change? / Todd Donovan.
Democracy requires conversations about how its practice can be improved. This is an enduring theme in American politics, and demands for change in how we conduct elections are highly salient today. The crisis of the 2000 presidential election generated demands for changes in election rules, but the response was muted. After 2000, several states adopted photo ID laws, and other rules that made it more difficult to vote. The 2010 Citizens United decision heralded in deregulation of campaign finance. The Voting Rights Act was weakened by The Court in 2013. More recently, the unprecedented presidential election of 2016 generated accusations from the left and right that America's elections were 'a rigged system' of caucuses, conventions, and campaign finance desperately in need of reforms. Changing How America Votes is an edited volume comprised of 15 short substantive chapters on various specific reform topics that examine how electoral democracy in the United States is working, and how it might be improved. Editor Todd Donovan has written brief introductory and concluding chapters, and very brief introductions to the following three thematic sections that divide the readings accordingly: Voting and Participation: Changing Who Votes; Electoral Rules and Systems: Changing How We Vote; and Changing the Role of Parties and Money. In order to facilitate student learning and assist instructors' ability to use the book, this edited volume reads as a coherent text. The contributors, many of whom are accomplished scholars, or who write frequent blog posts and Op-Ed pieces, were asked to write as accessibly as possible for an undergraduate audience, and address many of the following topics: * Why is this issue important? * What would a proposed reform look like? * What are arguments in favor of the proposal? * Is there evidence it might make a difference, and what difference would it make? * Beyond the evidence, is it the right thing to do? List of contributors: Joseph Anthony, Lonna Rae Atkeson, Matt Barreto , Brian Brox, Barry C. Burden, Jason S. Byers, Jamie L. Carson, Jason P. Casellas, Kellen Gracey, Wendy L. Hansen, Ron Hayduk, Jordan Hsu, David C. Kimball, Vladimir Kogan, Martha Kropf, Eric McGhee, Stephen Nuno, Drew Spencer Penrose, Rob Richie, Gabriel Sanchez, Shane P. Singh, Caroline J. Tolbert, Hannah Walker, Holly Whisman, and Kenicia Wright.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276079 20170522
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xviii, 199 pages ; 25 cm
  • The purpose of a contract and contract clauses
  • The anatomy of a contract
  • A very brief overview of contract law
  • Common contract clauses involving contract formation
  • Contract clauses and contract enforceability
  • Contract clauses and issues related to performance and breach
  • Contract clauses and parties other than the original parties to the contract
  • Contract clauses addressing remedies.
"This...textbook helps students learn...transactional skills by explaining the meaning and purpose of common contract clauses and exploring some potential pitfalls associated with their use. [The author] utilizes select case summaries and contract clause examples to illustrate doctrinal concepts and how they may affect a transaction. [This book will help] law students in becoming preventive lawyers by teaching them how to preempt problems, reduce risks and add value to transactions."-- Back cover.
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viii, 167 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Impulses and imprints
  • Building a state and a nation
  • Surges and their constraints
  • Depression and the welfare state
  • After World War II
  • The climate and the debt
  • Legitimacy, messiness, and reflections.
"What kind of job has America's routinely disparaged legislative body actually done? In [this book, the author gives] historical analysis of the U.S. Congress’s performance from the late eighteenth century to today, exploring what its lasting imprint has been on American politics and society. Mayhew suggests that Congress has balanced the presidency in a surprising variety of ways, and in doing so, it has contributed to the legitimacy of a governing system faced by an often fractious public."-- Provided by publisher.
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xxxi, 288 pages ; 25 cm
  • The law of nations and the Constitution
  • The law merchant and the Constitution
  • The law of state-state relations and the Constitution
  • The law of state-state relations in federal courts
  • The law maritime and the Constitution
  • Modern customary international law
  • The inadequacy of existing theories of customary international law and the Constitution
  • Judicial enforcement of customary international law against foreign nations
  • Judicial enforcement of customary international law against the United States
  • Judicial enforcement of customary international law against U.S. states.
"[This book] offers a new lens through which anyone interested in constitutional governance in the United States should analyze the role and status of customary international law in U.S. courts. The book explains that the law of nations has not interacted with the Constitution in any single overarching way. Rather, the Constitution was designed to interact in distinct ways with each of the three traditional branches of the law of nations that existed when it was adopted--namely, the law merchant, the law of state-state relations, and the law maritime. By disaggregating how different parts of the Constitution interacted with different kinds of international law, the book provides an account of historical understandings and judicial precedent that will help judges and scholars more readily identify and resolve the constitutional questions presented by judicial use of customary international law today. Part I describes the three traditional branches of the law of nations and examines their relationship with the Constitution. Part II describes the emergence of modern customary international law in the twentieth century, considers how it differs from the traditional branches of the law of nations, and explains why its role or status in U.S. courts requires an independent, context-specific analysis of its interaction with the Constitution. Part III assesses how both modern and traditional customary international law should be understood to interact with the Constitution today."-- Publisher's website.
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376 pages ; 24 cm
  • R v Betesh to R v Duffy
  • R v Abreha
  • R v Elliott
  • R v Bernardo
  • R v Ghomeshi, etc.
"A beloved crime reporter revisits some of her biggest assignments and passes judgement on our judicial system and especially its judges. When [the author] wandered into a Toronto courtroom in 1978 for the start of the first criminal trial she would cover as a newspaper reporter, little did she know she was also at the start of a self-imposed life sentence. She has been reporting from Canadian courtrooms for the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and the National Post ever since. Back in '78, she loved the courts, lawyers and judges, and that persisted for many years. But slowly, surely, she suffered a loss of faith. What happened? It was at the recent Mike Duffy trial she had the epiphany: That judges are the new senators, unelected, unaccountable and overly entitled. Yet unlike senators, they continue to get away with it because any questioning by government or its agents is deemed an intrusion onto judicial independence...[The author] revisits trials from throughout her career and asks the hard questions--about judges playing with the truth--through editing of criminal records, whitewashing of criminal records, pre-trial rulings that kick out evidence the jury can't hear. She discusses bad or troubled judges--how and why they get picked, and what can be done about them. And shows how judges are handmaidens to the state, as in the Bernardo trial when a small-town lawyer and an intellectual writer were pursued with more vigor than Karla Homolka."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)