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The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 98,950. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
A recognized, fascinating classic of judicial biography and the Supreme Court, now available as an ebook--featuring active contents, linked notes, proper formatting, and a fully-linked Index. Felix Frankfurter was perhaps the most influential jurist of his century--and one of the most complex men ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mysteries and apparent contradictions abound, and are explored.
Jews and the Law
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 182,180. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
Edited by Ari Mermelstein, along with Victoria Saker Woeste, Ethan Zadoff, and Marc Galanter, with chapters by leading scholars in their fields. Jews are a people of law, and law defines who the Jewish people are and what they believe. This anthology engages with the complexity of what it is to be Jewish—and, more problematically, what it means both to be Jewish and participate in legal systems.
Representing the Poor: Legal Advocacy and Welfare Reform During Reagan's Gubernatorial Years
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 82,130. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal Services
An extended, multifaceted case study of a kind not much found in scholarship on social cause lawyering. The narrative highlights the forceful presence of Ronald Reagan and the key role in representing the welfare poor of Ralph S. Abascal, a legal aid attorney. To fight Reagan’s welfare policies, Abascal with other legal services lawyers affected judicial, legislative, and administrative change.
Harvard Law Review: Volume 125, Number 4 - February 2012
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,760. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law
Featured articles in the Feb. '12 issue are by Amanda Tyler, on the core meaning of the Suspension Clause, and Kenneth Mack, reviewing Tomiko Brown-Nagin's new book on the grass roots origins of the civil rights movement. Also, several scholars contribute to a tribute honoring Frank Michelman. Students examine international delegation, student speech, criminal sentences, jury selection, and torts.
Caryl Chessman: Red Light Bandit?
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
Caryl Chessman was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1960. Convicted of kidnappings, his case dragged on for more than 12 years. During this time Chessman wrote 4 successful books, which were autobiographical in genre. My book looks at his paternal ancestry and the kidnappings for which he was sentenced to die. There is new information about his family and the red light bandit victims.
Yale Law Journal: Volume 123, Number 2 - November 2013
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 114,830. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
The November issue of Yale Law Journal (the 2nd of academic year 2013-14) has articles by recognized scholars. Contents include “Leviathan and Interpretive Revolution: The Administrative State, the Judiciary, and the Rise of Legislative History, 1890-1950,” by Nicholas R. Parrillo; and “Reconsidering Citizens United as a Press Clause Case," by Michael McConnell; plus a Note and two Comments.
Law Makers & Enforcers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,420. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
Fascinating facts about British Law Makers & Enforcers and true, graphic stories and case notes from Jerome Caminada - one of the great Victorian detectives, whose work was reviewed by sir Arthur Conan Doyle during the creation of his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes stories. Also includes the work of 'Dynamiters' and 'Foreign Agistators,' who terrorised England causing mayhem and disorder
The Wilson Administration and Civil Liberties, 1917-1921
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,930. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This much-cited study of Woodrow Wilson and his cabinet explores the suppression of speech and print publication during an era of world war, the Red Scare, anti-foreign fervor and unionism. Wilson's notable achievements in social leadership and the progressive movement are questioned in light of his failure to protect civil liberties. Previously published by Cornell University Press, now an ebook.
God, the Law, and American Injustice
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,710. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
In this work, the attorney-author examines God's laws as the roots of American law. Beginning with the Ten Commandments and God's other laws of the Old Testament, the author looks at what the Bible has to say about such contemporary topics as gay marriage, abortion and the death penalty. The author then examines how American law has strayed from its intended purposes into American injustice.
Sleeping Dogs: A true story of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,880. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
A deathbed confession. A gun encased in concrete. And the possibility both could have kept Bruno Richard Hauptmann from going to the electric chair for the kidnap and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. When journalist Michael Foldes hears the story of an upstate NY family who could have known the killers, he teases out details in the 80-year-old case that plausibly point to Hauptmann's innocence.