Books tagged: legal history

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The annotated Common Law: with 2010 Foreword and Explanatory Notes
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 154,110. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Common
Decoded, demythed rendition of Holmes' classic study of law and judicial development of rules. "The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience." Includes 2010 Foreword; extensive, clear annotations by a Tulane law professor woven into The Common Law; footnotes with real numbers; and original page cites. Care in detail, proofreading, notes, and formatting, unlike any version made.
Patterns of American Legal Thought
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 133,740. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory
A renowned legal historian's collection of astute and timeless essays on such subjects as the process, method and debates of legal history; the truth about Holmes and Brandeis; legal realism & its critics; the origins of tort law; appellate opinions as research sources; Brown v. Board and the role of Earl Warren; and the development of gay rights in U.S. constitutional law. Quality digital format.
Rabbis and Lawyers: The Journey from Torah to Constitution
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 115,380. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
A renowned historian examines the special contributions of rabbis and lawyers to American Jewish acculturation. Based on extensive research in U.S. and Israeli archives, his analysis of how lawyers displaced rabbis as community leaders in the 20th century illuminates a decisive moment in U.S Jewish history, and shows how law became deified, to the point of slighting the Holocaust and Zionism.
The Right to Privacy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory
Modern presentation of a classic work of legal thought, one of the most influential law works of all time, and important U.S. history. Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis created the notion of legal protection for a special interest in privacy with their 1890 article. Later Brandeis became a legend on the Supreme Court. Edited and introduced by law professor S. Alan Childress, with telling backstory.
Freedom of Speech: The Supreme Court and Judicial Review
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,130. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
One of the great continuing disputes of U.S. politics is about the role of the Supreme Court. Another is about the First Amendment. This book is about both. A classic defense of the openly political role of the Court, this book belies the notion reasserted recently by Chief Justice Roberts that judges are just neutral umpires. Especially in the area of speech, judges make policy; they create law.
TVA and the Grass Roots: A Study of Politics and Organization
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,390. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Famous, influential study of organizations in action at all levels in the creation and expansion of the Tennessee Valley Authority with all its land use, agricultural, political and human effects. Landmark application of social theory coupled with prodigious research and insightful analysis made this book legendary. Newly republished in multiple formats in the Classics of Social Sciences series.
Justice Without Trial: Law Enforcement in Democratic Society
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 139,110. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
New Fourth Edition of the acclaimed and foundational study of police culture and practice, political accountability, application of and obedience to the rule of law in stops and arrests, and the dilemma of law versus order in free societies--by a renowned sociologist using innovative and influential observation research techniques. With new Preface by the author and new Foreword by Candace McCoy.
Lawyers on Their Own: The Solo Practitioner in an Urban Setting
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,460. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Renowned socio-legal study of lawyers in solo practice in Chicago during the 1960s, as updated in 1994. Includes new 2011 Foreword by law professor William Gallagher. The book is considered foundational for studies of the legal profession and legal ethics for small-client practice. Carlin exposes the underbelly of practice among solo lawyers and their methods of getting business, in many settings.
Cruel and Unusual: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 108,220. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Biography
True, gripping 1st-person account of how a small band of determined lawyers, in a 9-year campaign in courts and the public, abolished the death penalty in the U.S. Their plan was as bold as the attempt to land on the moon. And while the victory was as impermanent as man's presence on the moon, the personal tale resonates with readers (not just lawyers or students) today. New Foreword and Preface.
Contract Law in America: A Social and Economic Case Study
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 121,740. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory
Contract law as applied in the real world and not just in the books. A classic study of the social and economic realities of commercial and trade law, told through cases and rich historical analysis. Comparing law over three distinct historical eras, Friedman shows that contracts law is more contingent and varying than traditional legal analysis suggests. Adds new foreword by Stewart Macaulay.