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  • Reconsidering Judicial Finality Why the Supreme Court is not the Last Word on the Constitution / Louis Fisher
    KF 8748 F57 2019
    Federal judges, legal scholars, pundits, and reporters frequently describe the Supreme Court as the final word on the meaning of the Constitution. The historical record presents an entirely different picture. A close and revealing reading of that record, from 1789 to the present day, Reconsidering Judicial Finality reminds us of the "unalterable fact," as Chief Justice Rehnquist once remarked, "that our judicial system, like the human beings who administer it, is fallible." And a Court inevitably prone to miscalculation and error, as this book clearly demonstrates, cannot have the incontrovertible last word on constitutional questions.

    In this deeply researched, sharply reasoned work of legal myth-busting, constitutional scholar Louis Fisher explains how constitutional disputes are settled by all three branches of government, and by the general public, with the Supreme Court often playing a secondary role. The Court's decisions have, of course, been challenged and reversed in numerous cases--involving slavery, civil rights, child labor legislation, Japanese internment during World War II, abortion, and religious liberty. What Fisher shows us on a case-by-case basis is how the elected branches, scholars, and American public regularly press policies contrary to Court rulings--and regularly prevail, although the process might sometimes take decades. From the common misreading of Marbury v. Madison , to the mistaken understanding of the Supreme Court as the trusted guardian of individual rights, to the questionable assumptions of the Court�s decision in Citizens United , Fisher's work charts the distance and the difference between the Court as the ultimate arbiter in constitutional matters and the judgment of history.

    The verdict of Reconsidering Judicial Finality is clear: to treat the Supreme Court's nine justices as democracy's last hope or as dangerous activists undermining democracy is to vest them with undue significance. The Constitution belongs to all three branches of government--and, finally, to the American people.

  • Reclaiming Indigenous Governance Reflections and Insights from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States / edited by William Nikolakis, Stephen Cornell, Harry W. Nelson ; foreword by Sophie Pierre
    K 3247 R43 2019

  • A treatise on the law of libel and the liberty of the press
    KF 9345 C66 1970

  • L'art de juger / Louis Lebel ; sous la direction de Bjarne Melkevik
    KE 8290 L43 2019eb

  • The conceptualization of guardianship in Iranian intellectual history (1800-1989) reading Ibn ʿArabī's theory of Wilāya in the Shīʿa world / Leila Chamankhah
    KBP2535.W55

  • British justice, war crimes and human rights violations : the age of accountability / Susan L. Kemp
    KD 6250 K46 2019

  • A constitutional history of the kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), 1960-1982 / Hlengiwe Portia Dlamini
    KTR 172 D53 2019

  • Refugees and the Promise of Asylum in Postwar France, 1945-1995 by Greg Burgess
    KJV4189

  • Emerging ICT policies and regulations roadmap to digital economies / V. Sridhar
    K564.C6

  • Law and development balancing principles and values / Piotr Szwedo, Richard Peltz-Steele, Dai Tamada, editors
    K3820

  • US withholding tax practical implications of QI and FATCA / Ross McGill
    KF6436

  • The Anglo-American conception of the rule of law Nadia E. Nedzel, Nicholas Capaldi
    K3171

  • Towards a Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿah index of socio-economic development theory and application / Salman Syed Ali
    KBP442

  • Ending the Civil War and consequences for Congress / edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
    KF 7221 E53 2019

  • Significant decisions of the Supreme Court, 1975-1976 term / Bruce E. Fein
    KF 4547.8 F422 1977

  • Mécanismes pour une nouvelle constitution / en collaboration, Edmond Orban [and others]
    KE 4219 M42 1981

  • Employee stock ownership plans / edited by Joseph E. Bachelder, III
    KF 3496 E48

  • An introduction to the philosophy of law / Roscoe Pound
    K 230 P67I58 1954

  • The law courts of medieval England / Alan Harding
    KD 6850 H35

  • Justice miscarried : inside wrongful convictions in Canada / Hélèna Katz
    KE9440 .K384 2011

    Former bank manager Ronald Dalton never got to watch his three young children grow up. In 1989 he was convicted for a crime that never happened. His wife, Brenda, was later ruled to have choked to death on breakfast cereal not strangled as a pathologist had initially claimed. Dalton's daughter, Alison, was in kindergarten when he was charged with second-degree murder in 1988. He attended her high school graduation on June 26, 2000, two days after his conviction was finally overturned.

    Behind the proud facade of Canada's criminal justice system lie the shattered lives of the people unjustly caught within its web. Justice Miscarried tells the heartwrenching stories of twelve innocent Canadians, including David Milgaard, Donald Marshall, Guy Paul Morin, Clayton Johnson, William Mullins-Johnson, and Thomas Sophonow, who were wrongly convicted and the errors in the nations justice system that changed their lives forever.


  • Habermas and European integration With a new preface / Shivdeep Grewal
    KJC 383 G74 2012
    German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has written extensively on the European Union. This is the only in-depth account of his project. Published now in paperback to coincide with the celebration of his ninetieth birthday, a new preface considers Habermas's writings on the eurozone and refugee crises, populism and Brexit, and the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.

    Placing an emphasis on the conception of the EU that informs Habermas's political prescriptions, the book is divided into two main parts. The first considers the unfolding of 'social modernity' at the level of the EU. Among the subjects covered are Habermas's concept of juridification, the latter's affinities with integration theories such as neofunctionalism, and the application of Habermas's democratic theory to the EU. The second part addresses 'cultural modernity' in Europe - 'Europessimism' is argued to be a subset of the broader cultural pessimism that assailed the project of modernity in the late twentieth century, and with renewed intensity in the years since 9/11.

  • Raced to death in 1920s Hawaiʻi : injustice and revenge in the Fukunaga case / Jonathan Y. Okamura
    KF224.F85

  • Containment and condemnation : law and the oppression of the urban poor / David Ray Papke
    KF 390.5 P6P36 2019
    The populations of American cities have always included poor people, but the predicament of the urban poor has worsened over time. Their social capital, that is, the connections and organizations that traditionally enabled them to form communities, has shredded. Economically comfortable Americans have come to increasingly care less about the plight of the urban poor and to think of them in terms of "us and them." Considered lazy paupers in the early nineteenth century, the urban poor came to be seen as a violent criminal "underclass" by the end of the twentieth. Living primarily in the nation's deindustrialized inner cities and making up nearly 15 percent of the population, today's urban poor are oppressed people living in the midst of American affluence. This book examines how law works for, against, and with regard to the urban poor, with "law" being understood broadly to include not only laws but also legal proceedings and institutions. Law is too complicated and variable to be seen as simply a club used to beat down the urban poor, but it does work largely in negative ways for them. An essential text for both law students and those drawn to areas of social justice, Containment and Condemnation shows how law helps create, expand, and perpetuate contemporary urban poverty.

  • A primer on legal reasoning / Michael Evan Gold
    K213

    After years of teaching law courses to undergraduate, graduate, and law students, Michael Evan Gold has come to believe that the traditional way of teaching - analysis, explanation, and example - is superior to the Socratic Method for students at the outset of their studies.

    In courses taught Socratically, even the most gifted students can struggle, and many others are lost in a fog for months. Gold offers a meta approach to teaching legal reasoning, bringing the process of argumentation to the fore.

    Using examples both from the law and from daily life, Gold's book will help undergraduates and first-year law students to understand legal discourse. The book analyzes and illustrates the principles of legal reasoning, such as logical deduction, analogies and distinctions, and application of law to fact, and even solves the mystery of how to spot an issue.

    In Gold's experience, students who understand the principles of analytical thinking are able to understand arguments, to evaluate and reply to them, and ultimately to construct sound arguments of their own.


  • Bad News Travels Fast The Telegraph, Libel, and Press Freedom in the Progressive Era / Patrick C. File
    KF 1266 F55 2019

  • Women before the court law and patriarchy in the Anglo-American world, 16001800
    KF 478 M66 2019eb
    This book offers an innovative, comparative approach to the study of women's legal rights during a formative period of Anglo-American history. It traces how colonists transplanted English legal institutions to America, examines the remarkable depth of women's legal knowledge and shows how the law increasingly undermined patriarchal relationships between parents and children, masters and servants, husbands and wives. The book will be of interest to scholars of Britain and colonial America, and to laypeople interested in how women in the past navigated and negotiated the structures of authority that governed them. It is packed with fascinating stories that women related to the courts in cases ranging from murder and abuse to debt and estate litigation. Ultimately, it makes a remarkable contribution to our understandings of law, power and gender in the early modern world.

  • Treason on trial : the United States v. Jefferson Davis / Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez
    KF223.D3855

  • Six capsules the gilded age murder of Helen Potts / George R. Dekle Sr
    KF 223 H3764D45 2019

  • The Belle of Bedford Avenue : the Sensational Brooks-Burns Murder in Turn-of-the-Century New York
    KF 221 M8M336 2019

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., pragmatism and neuroscience Jay Schulkin
    KF387

  • The legacy of Vattel's Droit des gens / Koen Stapelbroek, Antonio Trampus, editors
    KZ2414.A3

  • The Islamic finance trading framework : legitimizing profit making / Mohsin Ali, Najeeb Zada
    KBP920

  • The scientist or engineer as an expert witness / James G. Speight
    KF 8968.66 S68 2009eb
    The increased technical nature of litigation coupled with an increase in the number of cases have given rise to the need for a book specifically written for scientists and engineers called to testify as expert witnesses. Unique in its approach, The Scientist or Engineer as an Expert Witness assists these experts in clearly conveying the often compl

  • Observations on mining laws and mining in Canada. With suggestions for the better development of the mineral resources of the Dominion. / by Eugène Coste
    KE 1790 C67 1885

  • Kant on laws / Eric Watkins, University of California, San Diego
    K 230 K364W38 2019
    This book focuses on the unity, diversity, and centrality of the notion of law as it is employed in Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy. Eric Watkins argues that, by thinking through a number of issues in various historical, scientific, and philosophical contexts over several decades, Kant is able to develop a univocal concept of law that can nonetheless be applied to a wide range of particular cases, despite the diverse demands that these contexts give rise to. In addition, Watkins shows how Kant comes to view both the generic conception of law which he develops and its different particular instances as crucial components of his systematic philosophy as a whole. This volume's new and unified account of a major current running through Kant's work will be important for scholars interested in numerous aspects of his philosophy, from the theoretical and abstract to the practical and empirical.

  • To save the country : a lost treatise on martial law / Francis Lieber and G. Norman Lieber ; edited and with an introduction by Will Smiley and John Fabian Witt
    K 3345 L543 2019
    A Civil War-era treatise addressing the power of governments in moments of emergency

    The last work of Abraham Lincoln's law of war expert Francis Lieber was long considered lost--until Will Smiley and John Fabian Witt discovered it in the National Archives. Lieber's manuscript on emergency powers and martial law addresses important contemporary debates in law and political philosophy and stands as a significant historical discovery.

    As a key legal advisor to the Lincoln White House, Columbia College professor Francis Lieber was one of the architects and defenders of Lincoln's most famous uses of emergency powers during the Civil War. Lieber's work laid the foundation for rules now accepted worldwide. In the years after the war, Lieber and his son turned their attention to the question of emergency powers. The Liebers' treatise addresses a vital question, as prominent since 9/11 as it was in Lieber's lifetime: how much power should the government have in a crisis? The Liebers present a theory that aims to preserve legal restraint, while giving the executive necessary freedom of action.

    Smiley and Witt have written a lucid introduction that explains how this manuscript is a key discovery in two ways: both as a historical document and as an important contribution to the current debate over emergency powers in constitutional democracies.

  • UNESCO, cultural heritage, and outstanding universal value : value-based analyses of the World Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage Conventions / Sophia Labadi
    K 3791 A41972L33 2013
    This book explores the international legal framework developed by UNESCO to identify and protect world heritage and its implementation at the national level. Drawing on close policy analysis of UNESCO's major documents, extensive professional experience at UNESCO, as well as in-depth analyses of case studies from Asia, Europe, and Latin America, Sophia Labadi offers a nuanced discussion of the constitutive role of national understandings of a universalist framework. The discussion departs from considerations of the World Heritage Convention as Eurocentric and offers a more complex analysis of how official narratives relating to non-European and non-traditional heritage mark a subversion of a dominant and canonical European representation of heritage. It engages simultaneously with a diversity of discourses across the humanities and social sciences and with related theories pertaining not only to tangible and intangible heritage, conservation, and archaeology but also political science, social theory, tourism and development studies, economics, cultural, and gender studies. In doing so, it provides a critical review of many key concepts, including tourism, development, sustainability, intangible heritage, and authenticity.

  • Construction schedule delays / by W. Stephen Dale, Robert M. D'Onofrio
    KF 902 D35 2018

  • The impact of the Mortgage Credit Directive in Europe : contrasting views from member states / edited by Miriam Anderson and Esther Arroyo Amayuelas
    KJE 1360 I47 2017
    How has European Private Law responded to the property and mortgage markets crisis? And in what way is this reaction likely to model domestic systems? The financial and economic crisis that marked the beginning of the century has had a devastating effect on the property and mortgage markets in many Member States of the European Union. Despite this, the European legislator took its time to respond. This book analyzes the impact of the Mortgage Credit Directive (Directive 2014/17) in twelve different jurisdictions: Belgium, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and Spain. The reports show how in some instances only certain products (such as foreign currency loans) or practices (irresponsible lending, homeownership promoting policies, the use of unfair terms) were factors that triggered the property crash; in other cases; the system completely failed to address an exceptional situation; and, finally, how in some instances prudent lending explained why the market was virtually not hit at all. This book aims to find out whether the two goals of Directive 2014/17 (financial sector stability and enhanced consumer protection) can be achieved in light of its provisions and of the transposition carried out by the different Member States, and whether the changes it introduces have a significant impact in the jurisdictions considered here. Some systems are already showing signs of yet another property bubble. There is room for hope: perhaps we have learned from the past, perhaps the Directive is a step forward, but more importantly this book shows that we can learn from each other. [Subject: European Law, Private Law, Property Law]

  • Traité de droit civil du Québec. Par Gérard Trudel
    K 140 C3Q4

  • Cours de Code Napoléon
    K 160 F7 1865

  • Reports of state trials. published under the direction of the State Trials Committe ; edited by John Macdonell
    K 42.5 G7A3 1888

  • The Guibord affair [by] Lovell C. Clark
    KE 236 B76C53 1971
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