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Contributions in American History #4: The Law and Politics of Police Discretion
Contributions in American History #4: The Law and Politics of Police Discretion
by Gregory Howard Williams
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The author, a law professor and former deputy sheriff, discusses the problems attending the extensive discretion given to police officers on the job. The book focuses primarily on the decision to arrest and on the development of the mechanisms to control... (read more)

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Surrogate Motherhood: Politics and Privacy (Medical Ethics)
Surrogate Motherhood: Politics and Privacy (Medical Ethics)
by Larry Gostin
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..". glimpses of intriguing changes in social arrangements and cultural understandings in relation to surrogacy. Disturbing motherhood indeed." --New Scientist "Larry Gostin has put together the definitive collection of essays on one of the most... (read more)

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Free Speech in Its Forgotten Years, 1870-1920 (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)
Free Speech in Its Forgotten Years, 1870-1920 (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)
by David M Rabban
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Controversies and litigation about free speech, often involving sex reformers and labor unions, preceded the Espionage Act of 1917.... (read more)

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The Scandal of White Complicity in US Hyper-Incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance (Content and Context in Theological Ethics)
The Scandal of White Complicity in US Hyper-Incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance (Content and Context in Theological Ethics)
by Alex Mikulich
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The Scandal of White Complicity and U.S. Hyper-incarceration is a groundbreaking exploration of the moral role of white people in the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States. Alex Mikulich, Laurie Cassidy, and... (read more)

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Undeclared War
Undeclared War
by Edward Keynes
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"During the 20th century," this book contends, "aggressive Presidents and supine Congresses have transformed the President's constitutional authority to defend the nation against attack into a virtually unlimited power to initiate... (read more)

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Contributions in American Studies, #23: The Legal Structure of Collective Bargaining in Education
Contributions in American Studies, #23: The Legal Structure of Collective Bargaining in Education
by Kenneth H. Ostrander
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Written in a clear, direct style, this book provides educators with a comprehensive presentation of the laws and rules governing collective bargaining. Establishing from the outset that educators have a constitutionally protected right to organize for... (read more)

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Land Use Regulation: The Impacts of Alternative Land Use Rights
Land Use Regulation: The Impacts of Alternative Land Use Rights
by Martin A. Garrett
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Land Use Regulation is well worth reading and should be of interest and value to teachers of land use and urban analysis, planning practitioners, public officials involved in land use planning, citizen groups, and concerned individuals. Shirley F. Weiss,... (read more)

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A Century of Civil Rights
A Century of Civil Rights
by Milton Ridvas Konvitz
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An analysis of the constitutional aspects of a century-long struggle for civil rights.... (read more)

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Documents of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights: Volume II: 1999-2005
Documents of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights: Volume II: 1999-2005
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This second volume of Documents of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights includes the key documents published between 1998 and 2007. The book provides, not only the basic documents, but also the less well-known material related to the... (read more)

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Continuity of Change: The Supreme Court & Individual Liberties, 1953-1986
Continuity of Change: The Supreme Court & Individual Liberties, 1953-1986
by Melvin I. Urofsky
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THE CONTINUITY OF CHANGE is a history of the Warren and Burger Courts. It examines the way the two Courts interpreted the meaning of certain basic rights between 1953, the year Earl Warren became Chief Justice, and 1986, when his successor, Warren Burger,... (read more)

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Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance
Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance
by Sanford Levinson
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In his widely acclaimed volume Our Undemocratic Constitution, Sanford Levinson boldly argued that our Constitution should not be treated with "sanctimonious reverence," but as a badly flawed document deserving revision. Now Levinson takes us deeper... (read more)

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Court Reform and Judicial Leadership: Judge George Nicola and the New Jersey Justice System
Court Reform and Judicial Leadership: Judge George Nicola and the New Jersey Justice System
by Paul B. Wice
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This study examines judicial leadership in court reform, tying biography, political science, social psychology, law, and history into court reform at the local level through the case of a nationally known jurist and reformer—Judge George Nicola of... (read more)

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Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process
Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process
by A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
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Few individuals have had as great an impact on the law--both its practice and its history--as A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. A winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, he has distinguished himself over the decades both... (read more)

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Controlling Corporate Legal Costs: Negotiation and Adr Techniques for Executives
Controlling Corporate Legal Costs: Negotiation and Adr Techniques for Executives
by Kenneth J. Thygerson
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Managers in all types of organizations and at all levels of supervision have the responsibility to investigate using negotiation and ADR to determine how they can reduce the harmful impact of litigation. The book deals with recognizing and understanding... (read more)

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Contributions in Legal Studies #83: Judicial Entrepreneurship: The Role of the Judge in the Marketplace of Ideas
Contributions in Legal Studies #83: Judicial Entrepreneurship: The Role of the Judge in the Marketplace of Ideas
by Wayne V. Mcintosh
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A fresh and provocative perspective on the judicial process and the transmission of ideas into law. Professors McIntosh and Cates demonstrate, through the actions and writings of such diverse jurists as Louis Brandeis, Sandra Day O'Connor, Jerome Frank... (read more)

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Cardoza: A Study in Reputation
Cardoza: A Study in Reputation
by Richard A Posner
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What makes a great judge? How are reputations forged? Why do some reputations endure, while others crumble? And how can we know whether a reputation is fairly deserved? In this ambitious book, Richard Posner confronts these questions in the case of... (read more)

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Contributions in Political Science #66: Compromised Compliance: Implementation of the 1965 Voting Rights ACT
Contributions in Political Science #66: Compromised Compliance: Implementation of the 1965 Voting Rights ACT
by Howard Ball
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The reality of voting rights policy (or, indeed, any policy) rests in its actual enforcement. The enforcement of voting rights policy (a compliance policy that reflects the realities of policymaking and policy implementation in a federal system) is more... (read more)

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Sage Commtext Series #23: Social Research in Communication and Law
Sage Commtext Series #23: Social Research in Communication and Law
by Jeremy Cohen
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It is not unusual for communication and media researchers to study law or legal issues, nor is it uncommon for legal scholars to study communication law. But it is something of a departure for the two to commingle, which is what Cohen and Gleason have... (read more)

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Tax Exempt Organizations.
Tax Exempt Organizations.
by E. C. Lashbrooke
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This unique book covers all aspects of operating and maintaining a tax exempt organization, within federal and state laws, from creation to dissolution. It begins by defining the various functions of organizers; the types of organizations, including... (read more)

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Legal Perspectives on Cultural Resources (03 Edition)
Legal Perspectives on Cultural Resources (03 Edition)
by Jennifer R. Richman
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Today's archaeologists and law practitioners must have an increased awareness of legal issues pertaining to historic preservation and cultural resource management (CRM). Archaeological sites and finds are non-renewable resources inciting numerous legal... (read more)

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