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Liberal Opinions: My Life in the Stream of History by William A. Norris
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,440. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
The life and times of a trailblazing lawyer and judge in the law. Author of a controversial but prescient judicial opinion striking down the ban on gays in the military--two decades before the Supreme Court finally recognized such equal rights--Bill Norris made law and waves on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His legal and civic life before and after, though not well known, is also compelling.
New Field, New Corn: Essays in Alabama Legal History by Paul M. Pruitt Jr.
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,410. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » History » North America
NEW FIELD, NEW CORN is an anthology of research papers that explore topics from the rich legal history of Alabama and its influential legal figures. Topics include Justice Hugo Black, equity courts, the state's many constitutions, the enclosure movement, militarization of the University of Alabama, and the case of Strange v. State. Its general editor is (and introduction by) Paul M. Pruitt, Jr.
For the Poor and Disenfranchised: An Institutional and Historical Analysis of American Public Interest Law, 1876-1990 by Robert Saute
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,040. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal Services, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
An historical and institutional analysis of the public interest bar in the United States, Dr. Robert Sauté's new book traces how the legal profession delivered on the legal system's promise of equal justice for all by making the legal system available to all and a vehicle for substantive justice, exploring political mobilization, entrepreneurial lawyering, and pro bono publico representation.
Harvard Law Review: Volume 128, Number 2 - December 2014 by Harvard Law Review
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Jurisprudence, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
Contents of No. 2 include: "The (Non)Finality of Supreme Court Opinions," Richard J. Lazarus; Review, "The Laws of Capitalism," David Singh Grewal; Note, "Citizens United at Work"; Note, "Data Mining, Dog Sniffs, and the Fourth Amendment"; and Note, "Nonbinding Bondage." The issue includes student comments on Recent Cases, and scholars' In Memoriam contributions about the life of John Mansfield.
Pass the Bar! and pick-up Your License to Steal! by Arthur W. Ritchie
Price: Free! Words: 7,130. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
Want to know how lawyers use our screwed up legal system to steal BILLIONS of our dollars every year? It’s the story of that greatest civil criminal act of all, THE CONTINGENCY CASE.
The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter by H. N. Hirsch
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 98,960. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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 by Ari Mermelstein, Victoria Saker Woeste, Ethan Zadoff, & Marc Galanter
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 182,180. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » History » Jewish
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 by Mark N. Aaronson
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 82,130. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal Services, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
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 by Harvard Law Review
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,760. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
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? by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
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 by Yale Law Journal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 114,830. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
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 by Don Hale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,420. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
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 by Harry N. Scheiber
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,930. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
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 by Ray Eichenberger
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,710. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / 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 by Michael Foldes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,880. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
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.