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Black's Law Pocket Dictionary
Black's Law Pocket Dictionary
by Bryan A Garner
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For the first time, definitions in this edition have been reviewed by a panel of scholars and expert practitioners under a review process similar to that for the other editions of this reference. Definitions of terms and cross-referencing have also been... (read more)

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Principles of Legal Research, Successor To How To Find the Law Concise Hornbook (10TH 09 Edition)
Principles of Legal Research, Successor To How To Find the Law Concise Hornbook (10TH 09 Edition)
by Kent Olson
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Principles of Legal Research will be published in June and available for fall 2009 class adoptions. Principles of Legal Research is the long-awaited successor to the venerable How to Find the Law, 9th edition, thoroughly updated for the electronic age... (read more)

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Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor
by Paul Farmer
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Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life—and death—in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia,... (read more)

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 They Take Our Jobs! : and 20 Other Myths About Immigration (07 Edition)
They Take Our Jobs! : and 20 Other Myths About Immigration (07 Edition)
by Aviva Chomsky
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Claims that immigrants take Americans' jobs, are a drain on the American economy, contribute to poverty and inequality, destroy the social fabric, challenge American identity, and contribute to a host of social ills by their very existence are openly... (read more)

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Making Your Case : Art of Pers. Judges (08 Edition)
Making Your Case : Art of Pers. Judges (08 Edition)
by Antonin Scalia
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Two noted legal writers--Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner--systematically present every important idea about judicial persuasion in a fresh, entertaining way. They cover the essentials of sound legal reasoning, including how to develop the... (read more)

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In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy
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Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City ""Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech." Q: Are black genes as good as white genes? A: Not when it comes to intelligence. Not when it comes to building society.... (read more)

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Plessy VS. Ferguson : a Brief History With Documents (97 Edition)
Plessy VS. Ferguson : a Brief History With Documents (97 Edition)
by Brook (ed.) Thomas
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In 1896, The Supreme Court's Plessy v. Ferguson decision made legal a system of "separate but equal" racial segregation not overruled until 1954. Using the full text of the Court's opinion, along with a selection of responses to the ruling, Brook Thomas... (read more)

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Plain English for Lawyers
Plain English for Lawyers
by Richard C. Wydick
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Emphasizing the elements of plain English style, this concise guide helps law students and attorneys to simplify and improve their legal writing. Sample topics include omitting surplus words; putting modifying words close to what they modify; and... (read more)

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America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System (10TH 11 - Old Edition)
America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System (10TH 11 - Old Edition)
by David W. Neubauer
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Open this book and step into America's court system! With Neubauer and Fradella's best-selling text, you will see for yourself what it is like to be a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and more. This fascinating and well-researched text gives you... (read more)

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Justice, Gender, and the Family (89 Edition)
Justice, Gender, and the Family (89 Edition)
by Susan M. Okin
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In the first feminist critique of modern political theory, Okin shows how the failure to apply theories of justice to the family not only undermines our most cherished democratic values but has led to a major crisis over gender-related issues.... (read more)

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Dred Scott V. Standford : a Brief History With Documents (95 Edition)
Dred Scott V. Standford : a Brief History With Documents (95 Edition)
by Paul Finkelman
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Perhaps no other Supreme Court decision has had the political impact of Dred Scott v. Sandford. Using a variety of documents that reflect regional opinions and political debates, Paul Finkelman examines the 1857 decision that helped set in motion the... (read more)

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Constitutional Law : Principles and Policies (4TH 11 Edition)
Constitutional Law : Principles and Policies (4TH 11 Edition)
by Erwin Chemerinsky
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Concentrating on key fundamentals, this introductory volume on constitutional law provides detailed analysis and discussion on constitutional history, Supreme Court decisions and legislative actions surrounding the nation's foundational legal document.... (read more)

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From Jim Crow To Civil Rights : Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality (03 Edition)
From Jim Crow To Civil Rights : Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality (03 Edition)
by Michael J. Klarman
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Fifty years after the Supreme Court's decision in Brown vs. Board of Education, the debate still rages over the consequences of this momentous ruling. In this authoritative account of constitutional law concerning race, Michael Klarman details, in the... (read more)

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History of American Law 3RD Edition
History of American Law 3RD Edition
by Lawrence M Friedman
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In this brilliant and immensely readable book, Lawrence M. Friedman tells the whole fascinating story of American law from its beginnings in the colonies to the present day. By showing how close the life of the law is to the economic and political life... (read more)

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Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality
Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality
by Richard Kluger
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Simple Justice is the definitive history of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education and the epic struggle for racial equality in this country. Combining intensive research with original interviews with surviving participants, Richard Kluger... (read more)

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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw
by Mark Bowden
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A tour de force of investigative journalism-this is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage in a reign of terror that... (read more)

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Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (94 Edition)
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall (94 Edition)
by William L. Riordon
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Since its publication in 1905, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall has given generations of students a passport into the world of controversy, conflict, corruption, and color that surrounded urban political machines at their zenith. The full text of William Riordon'... (read more)

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Constitutional Law and Politics, Volume 2 (8TH 12 - Old Edition)
Constitutional Law and Politics, Volume 2 (8TH 12 - Old Edition)
by David M. O'brien
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Constitutional Law and Politics, Eighth Edition, has more material--including case excerpts, concurring and dissenting opinions, and topical introductions--than any other casebook. Each case is set in its historical and political context, with social and... (read more)

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Constitutional Law (12TH 10 - Old Edition)
Constitutional Law (12TH 10 - Old Edition)
by Jacqueline R. Kanovitz
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Presents an up-to-date analysis of critical constitutional issues. Special attention is given to issues of greatest concern to criminal justice personnel - detention, arrest, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination, due... (read more)

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Criminal Procedure : Law and Practice (8TH 10 - Old Edition)
Criminal Procedure : Law and Practice (8TH 10 - Old Edition)
by Rolando V. Del Carmen
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Filled with many examples from real-world situations faced by today's law enforcement professionals, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW AND PRACTICE gives you a practical understanding of the current legal guidelines in criminal procedure. Complete, current, and... (read more)

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