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Harvard Law Review: Volume 130, Number 1 - November 2016
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 238,240. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law, Nonfiction » Law » Jurisprudence
Special annual review of the U.S. Supreme Court's previous Term. Each year, this issue is introduced by noteworthy and extensive contributions from recognized scholars. In this issue, for the 2015 Term, one finds four such articles by scholars as well as extensive summaries of Leading Cases by the student-editors. The issue also includes an In Memoriam section honoring Justice Antonin Scalia.
Liberal Opinions: My Life in the Stream of History
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,310. 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.
Elements of Judicial Strategy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,490. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Courts and trial practice, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Legal systems
Adding a substantive 2016 Foreword by Lee Epstein and Jack Knight, Walter F. Murphy's classic of law and political science is presented to a new generation of observers of the U.S. Supreme Court and how its Justices create judicial decisions. As Epstein and Knight write, this book is "extraordinary. It's the rarest of rare: a breakthrough of the path-marking, even paradigm-shifting, variety."
Of Gods and Judges: The Strange Story of the First Amendment
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,690. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » US Constitution
Reflections on the historical First Amendment. With just sixteen words, America's founders outlined the new nation's stance toward religious concerns. Here is a brief history of the Supreme Court's interpretation, occasional neglect, and eventual misinterpretation of those few words.
The Murder of Antonin Scalia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016 by Sports Entertainment Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
Was former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia murdered in his sleep on February 12, 2016? While investigators, media outlets, and local police have all perpetuated reports that Scalia’s death at age 79 was due to “natural causes,” countless conspiracy theorists -- from Michael Savage to Donald Trump -- have suggested that something about Scalia's death is, indeed, suspect.
Rights in America, Bills of Attainder and the Ninth Amendment
Price: Free! Words: 36,860. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » US Constitution
While rights in America have always been cherished, many people today misunderstand the source of their rights. They have come to believe that government is the grantor of rights. The flipside of this belief is that government can also take them away. Such a view conflicts with that of the founders, who gave us the ban on bills of attainder and 9th Amendment to forever protect our natural rights.
The Ramadi Affair
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 131,530. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Connecticut judge David Lawson is a decorated veteran of Iraq, now thrust onto the national stage when the press learns he’s up for an unexpected vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite his successful career and his loyal team of advisors, David is haunted by tragedies—from his early life and in combat. Secrets threaten his nomination—and his soul. Now a trial threatens to publicly reveal all.
Judicial Activism: A Way to Overcome it
Price: Free! Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism, Nonfiction » Law » Judicial Power
Judicial activism in the U.S. occurs when a few Supreme Court judges decide public policy issues, which normally deal with rights. However, it would be better for the people to decide such issues through their elected representatives. This book proposes a way to remove judicial activism, by returning to an original view of the founding fathers that preferred legislative oversight of rights issues.
Harvard Law Review: Volume 129, Number 1 - November 2015
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 185,890. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Jurisprudence, Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law
The November issue is the special annual review of the U.S. Supreme Court's prior Term. Each year, the issue is introduced by noteworthy contributions from recognized scholars. In this issue, for the 2014 Term, articles include Foreword: "Does the Constitution Mean What It Says?," by David Strauss; Comments by Abbe Gluck, Jack Goldsmith, and Kenji Yoshino; and several summaries of Leading Cases.
The Devil's Dictum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,030. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a topsy-turvy United States founded by Satan-worshiping pirates, the personal assassin to the Chief Justice receives a terrifying order that makes him question everything he knows. Sly and Satirical, The Devil's Dictum recasts Calvin Coolidge as a private eye and Richard Nixon as the pilot of a giant armored robot. Readers hungering for mind-blowing alternate history need look no further.