HARVARD LAW REVIEW, Dec. ‘17, on national injunctions, power of Governors, and norms of precedent

The contents for this issue (December 2017, Number 2) include:

• Article, “Multiple Chancellors: Reforming the National Injunction,” by Samuel L. Bray
• Article, “Gubernatorial Administration,” by Miriam Seifter
• Book Review, “Crafting Precedent,” by Paul J. Watford, Richard C. Chen & Marco Basile
• Note, “Proving Breach of Former-Client Confidentiality”
• Note, “The Harvard Plan That Failed Asian Americans”

In [...]

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Barbara Babcock’s memoir Fish Raincoats recounts a woman lawyer’s “firsts”

The life and times of a trailblazing feminist in American law. The first female Stanford law professor was also first director of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, one of the first women to be an Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and the biographer of California’s first woman lawyer, Clara Foltz. Survivor, [...]

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Llewellyn’s Classic Guide to Law Study and 1L Advice, The Bramble Bush: features Introduction and notes by Stewart Macaulay

Written over 80 years ago, but highly relevant still, THE BRAMBLE BUSH is frequently and strongly recommended for students considering law school, just before starting, or early in the first semester. It began as introductory lectures by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to 1Ls at Columbia. It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, class prep, and exam skills–a classic for each new generation.
In new paperback, hardcover, Kindle, Apple & Nook. Introduced and annotated.

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Norris’ Liberal Opinions shares the life of a judge and lawyer who made a difference

Author of the 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. Yet his legal and civic life before and after, though less well [...]

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Messinger’s much-cited Strategies of Control is a Digitally Remastered™ Classic of Law & Society: in print and ebooks

This groundbreaking study of transitions and control in the California prison system has been extensively read, cited, and quoted in unpublished form—and is finally available worldwide. Already a compelling part of the canon of studies in penology, criminology, sociology, and organizational theory, this new edition of STRATEGIES OF CONTROL adds a 2016 foreword by Howard S. [...]

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Linda Veazey argues for a gendered view of cultural rights instead of the usual dichotomy

A Woman’s Right to Culture is a new and insightful analysis of the usual meme that cultural rights in international law are at odds with the rights of women in affected societies. Rather than seeing these concepts as mutually exclusive, Linda Veazey frames cultural rights — through detailed case studies and analysis of law — [...]

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Boyum & Mather’s classic Empirical Theories About Courts is Digitally Remastered: A foundational work in the field of trial courts

The classic and groundbreaking study of trial courts and other dispute processes — and foundational ways to think about researching them — is now available in a modern digital edition. It is edited by Professors Keith O. Boyum and Lynn Mather, and contains chapters from the leading theorists about courts and their research.
Much cited and [...]

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Lisa McElroy’s fun novel Called On “may be this generation’s One L

“Lisa McElroy perfectly captures the pressures, challenges, and triumphs of both teaching and studying the law. Filled with big, memorable personalities, Called On is an utterly charming depiction of the 1L experience.” — Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Ex
“McElroy nails law school—from first-day jitters to gunners and back-benchers—in a funny, perceptive, [...]

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Paul Pruitt’s powerful collection of young lawyers’ essays on Alabama legal history

NEW FIELD, NEW CORN is an anthology of research papers that explore a range of topics from the rich legal history of the state of Alabama and its influential legal and judicial figures. Contemporary photography and mapwork are featured as well.
“Alabama legal history can be surprising. Usually, this history is identified [...]

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Jonathan Liljeblad explores endangered species and international law, and how CITES is enforced locally

Debates over U.S. government policy frequently follow a philosophy of devolution in authority from federal government to local government. This concept opens the possibility of greater local involvement in national policy implementation—and provides international treaties an opportunity to advance global policy by incorporating the efforts of local actors into their implementation framework. Much of international [...]

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Robert Sauté recounts history and institutions of U.S. public interest law in his book For the Poor and Disenfranchised

Robert Sauté’s study explores over a century of public interest representations, pro bono legal work, and litigation groups such as the ACLU and NAACP’s Inc. Fund from a social science perspective of history and institutional analysis.
For the Poor and Disenfranchised is a sociological account of the public interest bar in the United States. It traces [...]

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New book on foreign investments in Asian power projects: handling political risk

The Legal Protection of Foreign Investments Against Political Risk examines how political risks associated with foreign direct investment in the energy sector are managed or mitigated, and suggests new ways to deal with the possibility of such risk. It applies its analysis–using case studies and international law, and examining actual contracts–to the specific context of [...]

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Eliezer Segal explores Jewish history and legends in his witty new collection of essays Chronicles and Commentaries

The controversial history of sermons, the physics and philosophy of rainbows, lions in the synagogue, hares in the Greek Bible, the gold standard, God in human disguise—these are but a few of the many topics that are introduced in this lively miscellany of glimpses into exotic frontiers of Jewish literature, history, and tradition. In the [...]

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Wester’s book Land Divided By Law explores environmental history of Yakama Indians in Pacific Northwest

Wester’s environmental history of Yakama and Euro-American cultural interactions during the 19th and early 20th century explores the role of law in both curtailing and promoting rights to subsistence resources within a market economy. Her study, using original source files, case histories, and contemporary writings, particularly describes how the struggle [...]

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Llewellyn’s classic The Common Law Tradition is Digitally Remastered™ and available in paperback, hardback & ebooks

Karl Llewellyn, a legal realist whose views on jurisprudence were influential and sometimes controversial, was also one of the leading teachers of fundamental legal thought. He took seriously the functions of courts, the use of precedent, and the power of rules. In this important book, he laid bare these jurisprudential tools, in support of appellate [...]

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David Gold explores the earlier Tea Party Movement and its Emergence in the Midwest States

Supporters of the 21st-century Tea Party movement claim the Boston Tea Party of 1773 as their inspiration, while scholars dismiss the connection. Neither camp pays much attention to the intervening years, and both overlook one of the great populist movements in American history. As David M. Gold demonstrates, 19th-century Americans who were fed up with [...]

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Crump’s fictional lawyer Robert Herrick is Back: Suing Terrorists and their Money Machine

The football game is tied. It’s in sudden death overtime. And that’s when three Islamic extremists trigger an explosion that kills over 100 innocent spectators. The men who did it are promptly caught and charged with capital murder, but everyone knows that there are more guilty people behind the act. There are banks, or foundations, [...]

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Wilensky’s classic Organizational Intelligence takes on failure in intelligence and informational decision-making

This prize-winning, foundational book — now in an ebook edition and new paperback, featuring a 2015 Foreword by Neil Smelser — focuses on the structural and ideological roots of intelligence failures (both informational and analytical) found in government, industry, and other institutions. It provides groundbreaking theory and structure to the analysis of decision-making processes and [...]

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Jay Jacobs’ novel-like The Widow Wave offers exciting account of wrongful death trial from shipwreck

Will anyone ever know what happened to the Aloha, a sport fishing boat that vanished with all onboard in the Pacific off San Francisco’s coast? ‘Knowing’ may be a complex, inexact business. There’s real truth and then there’s courtroom truth; a jury’s verdict may or may not approach what actually happened. Nor can someone reading about [...]

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Selznick’s The Organizational Weapon is Digitally Remastered, adding extensive new foreword by Martin Krygier

The Organizational Weapon is a classic study of the methods, propaganda, and institutions which create infiltration and eventually cooptation of organizations from within. The study applies its theory to communist techniques, but its analysis and insights have, over the years, become extremely useful in identifying and combating such methods in [...]

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Walter Murphy’s Congress and the Court is Digitally Remastered™ with New Foreword by Thomas Baker

Princeton political scientist Walter Murphy analyzed the role of Congress in trying to manage an activist Supreme Court at a time of seismic change in the law and evolving interplay between these powerful institutions. As the original dustjacket offered, this is a “first-rate assessment of the delicate balance of power between Congress and the Supreme [...]

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Delmar Karlen’s classic comparison of appeals courts in US and UK is Digitally Remastered™ in print and ebook

Considered a classic of comparative law and legal systems, this book has been twice reprinted since its first appearance 50 years ago, and is now available in a high-quality digital edition. No work has so openly and extensively—using hands-on observations by the leading legal figures of the time—compared appellate courts in two common law countries. [...]

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Walter Murphy’s novels of World War II espionage and the life of St. Peter are Digitally Remastered

The acclaimed novel of spies, code-breaking, and intrigue in World War II Italy, by bestselling author Walter Murphy (The Vicar of Christ), is now a convenient ebook and a new paperback edition. Previously published by Macmillan and Dell, this book is now presented in a quality digital edition, including active Contents and proper formatting, as [...]

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Lance Bennett & Martha Feldman Examine Juries and Narrative: What Makes People Believe a Witness?

Reconstructing Reality in the Courtroom explains what makes stories believable and how ordinary people connect complex legal arguments and evidence presented in trials to assess guilt and innocence. The explanation takes the core elements of narrative—the who, what, where, when, how, why—and shows how average people who hear hundreds of stories every day use the [...]

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Sybille Bedford’s The Faces of Justice observes judging, personally, in five European countries

Novelist Sybille Bedford was a German-born writer of Jewish heritage who, as a refugee from Germany, lived and wrote in Italy, France, the United States, and England. In this compelling classic, she watched courts closely—and with remarkable insight—in England, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. There, she found stories of human frailty and impulse, even at the bench and bar.

Part of the Classics of Law & Society Series, but written for a wide, U.S. audience.

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David Crump’s 2014 Courtroom Thriller Pits Herrick Against a Drug Kingpin and its Bank

New from the author of CONFLICT OF INTEREST and MURDER IN SUGAR LAND: Law professor David Crump’s latest courtroom drama features Houston trial lawyer Robert Herrick, in a case that risks it all.
Herrick is the lawyer for the little guy in Houston, Texas. His courtroom experiences have been realistically recounted in David Crump’s [...]

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Alabama’s early history is brought to life, from settlement to the Civil War

Jim Lewis’ new book on antebellum Alabama joins the History & Heroes Series.
The name Alabama comes from the Choctaw word meaning “clearers of the thickets,” inspiring the title of this fascinating new book. It examines Alabama’s early history beginning with the era of European colonization and culminating with the state’s controversial secession from the Union—after [...]

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Malcolm Feeley’s classic Court Reform on Trial on Innovation & Failure in the Criminal Process, now Digitally Remastered™

COURT REFORM ON TRIAL is a recognized study of innovation in the process of criminal justice, and why it so often fails—despite the best intentions of judges, administrators, and reformers. The arc of innovation to disappointment is analyzed for such ideas as bail reform, pretrial diversion, speedy trials, and determinate sentencing. A much-maligned system of [...]

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Dingwall’s Social Organisation of Health Visitor Training Returns with New Preface by the Author

A book that was hard to find but much cited and well reviewed finds a new home at Quid Pro Books, in multiple digital formats, as a Digitally Remastered Book.™ Its digital edition features new material, too.
Robert Dingwall’s classic and original study of the training of health visitors (public health nurses) in the UK is [...]

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Peter Gabel’s new book Another Way of Seeing: in hardcover, paperback and eBooks

In ANOTHER WAY OF SEEING, critical legal studies scholar Peter Gabel argues that our most fundamental spiritual need as human beings is the desire for authentic mutual recognition. Because we live in a world in which this desire is systematically denied due to the legacy of fear of the other that has been passed on [...]

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Exploring Disaster from a global and sociological perspective; new book joins the Contemporary Society Series

Legal governance of disaster brings both care and punishment to the upending of daily life of place-based disasters. National states use disasters to reorganize how they govern. The collection in Disaster and Sociolegal Studies, edited by Denver University professor Susan Sterett, considers how law is implicated in disaster. The late modern expectation that states are [...]

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Everett Hughes’ Classic Study Men and Their Work is a Digitally Remastered Book™

Quality ebook and paperback reprint of a classic work in the social sciences, written by one of the leading scholars on the intersection of work and sociology. This is an unabridged republication of this much-cited study first published in 1958 and re-released in 1981. Presented with care, the ebook edition features such proper digital formatting [...]

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Joseph Story’s Constitutional Commentaries Returns (Hardcover, Paperback & eBook); Adds New Intro by Penn’s Kermit Roosevelt

Justice Joseph Story’s famous and influential review of the origins, influences, and early interpretations of the Constitution is now presented in the author’s own 1833 Abridged Edition—considered the most useful and readable version of this important work, written by the Supreme Court’s youngest member. No other ebook version offers the accessible [...]

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Revolutionary, classic book Cybernetics: now in quality eBook, hardcover, and paperback editions

CYBERNETICS is on virtually everyone’s short list of the most important and influential nonfiction books of the last century. First published by MIT math professor Norbert Wiener in 1948, and later expanded in its Second Edition in 1961, this groundbreaking account of systems, thought processes, AI, and the use of “feedback” [...]

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Stuart Scheingold’s Pathbreaking Study of European Integration by Law is a Digitally Remastered Book

In the early days of what would become the European Union, the new entity had a weak and ill-defined legislature and executive. And the European Court of Justice, whose decisions, actions, and even inactions subtly paved the way to a continent’s integration. “Scheingold showed that its efforts, deftly melding law and politics, were a success beyond mere dispute-resolution and development of legal doctrine,” states the new introduction to this classic study. “He was well aware that he was present at the creation of a powerful new institution. Yet he stood virtually alone in seeing what such an institution, using its power this way, could realize in terms of political integration. The resulting book was a masterpiece.”

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Harry Scheiber’s classic study of Wilson and civil liberties is back in print … and in eBooks

The Wilson Administration and Civil Liberties, 1917-1921, is a Digitally Remastered™ reprint of one of the classic works of legal and social history. Harry Scheiber’s 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 [...]

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Alison Renteln’s Classic Study of the Relativity of Human Rights Norms; Adds New Foreword by Tom Zwart

A classic socio-legal study of the incompatibility and possible reconciliation of competing views of culture relativism and absolute fundamental human rights. It features prodigious research and insight that has often been cited by academics and human rights lawyers and activists over two decades. Originally published by Sage, the book is now available in Quid Pro’s Classics of the Social Sciences Series, in new eBook and paperback editions; it remains one of the foundational works in human rights.

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Lawrence Friedman’s novel of lawyer Frank May proves where there’s a will there’s a death

Frank May practices law, but not the glamorous kind. His bread and butter is the sedate sort—writing wills and handling estates. Or more to the point, handling heirs.
Even so, where there’s a will there’s a death. Try as he might, Frank just can’t avoid some of the more unsavory sides of human existence. And of [...]

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Three classic works by Neil Smelser return as quality eBook editions; two in new paperback

Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences:
Even after teaching generations of social scientists, this classic book by Berkeley’s Neil J. Smelser remains the most definitive statement of methodological issues for all comparative scholars and in political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and psychology. Such issues are timeless and therefore Smelser’s lucid analysis remains timely and relevant.
Smelser posits [...]

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Scientific Evidence and the Law-Science Divide: Book by Cedric Gilson Offers Reconciliation Analysis

THE LAW-SCIENCE CHASM is a new socio-legal study that takes seriously the varying approaches to science that physicians and scientists use, as compared to legal actors such as judges and lawyers. Offering a way to mediate and translate their different perspectives and assumptions, Gilson uses sociological and philosophical methodologies to explain [...]

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Samuel Krislov’s Representative Bureaucracy is back in paperback, hardcover & eBooks

“Professor Samuel Krislov’s Representative Bureaucracy remains among the most important and enduring books in the field of public administration and its intersection with political science. It takes the kernel of the idea, inchoately introduced in J. Donald Kingsley’s 1944 book by the same title, that public bureaucracies can be representative political institutions and it develops [...]

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Talcott Parsons’ Foundational Book, The Social System: Digitally Remastered, adds analytical Intro by Neil Smelser

The classic and unabridged work on the theory of sociology from one of its greatest voices in the U.S. over the 2oth century is finally available in a modern, affordable eBook, and new paperback. We are proud to note that this is Quid Pro’s 100th book published to Amazon Kindle since April 2010, in addition [...]

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Abernethy’s classic history examines Tennessee and democracy in emerging territories: From Frontier to Plantation in Tennessee

FROM FRONTIER TO PLANTATION IN TENNESSEE is the classic book by late UVa professor of history Thomas Perkins Abernethy about the formative years of Tennessee and its  early political leadership. Now republished in a quality paperback edition without underlines and distracting stray marks, it has been Digitally Remastered to restore missing parts of words, cleaner [...]

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Lee Scheingold’s One Silken Thread ties poetry, loss, and introspection

Lee Scheingold’s rich, painful personal journey—following the death of her husband, famed political scientist Stuart Scheingold—is described from the points of view which have informed her life: psychoanalysis, clinical social work, Buddhist meditation, and family medicine. Poetry is the connecting thread, beginning with the Russian poems she studied long ago in college, and then to [...]

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The annotated Common Law: Holmes Gets Decoded for a New Generation, in Hardcover, Paperback & eBook

The only corrected and annotated version available of this foundational work on law and legal reasoning, read by generations of law students, scholars, and historians — now in a 2010 edition with an explanatory Foreword, active contents, linked and numbered footnotes, and clarifying annotations throughout. In hardcover, paperback, and eight digital versions.

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Thomas Reed Powell’s classic Vagaries and Varieties of Constitutional Interpretation is digitally remastered to new eBooks; and in paperback

The classic study of historical and then-emerging ways in which the U.S. Constitution has been interpreted and applied, especially as regards judicial power to review congressional acts, sharing of power between states and the federal government, Lochnerism, the change in the Supreme Court during the Roosevelt years, taxing power, and interstate commerce. Thomas Reed Powell [...]

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Abbott and Johnson’s classic study of public administration in ancient Rome is republished as digitally remastered

MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE is Frank Abbott and Allan Johnson’s classic and much-cited study of the origins of professional administration and bureaucracy in the Roman Empire. The text features source materials and extensive notes, including municipal documents in Greek and Latin from Italy and the provinces, as well as [...]

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Lawyer, Train Robber, Convict, Candidate for Governor, Author. They All Wore the Same Hat.

Finally a lawyer and politician who openly campaigned on the fact that he was a thief.
The New York Times, April 5, 1914: “HOW I ROBBED TRAINS: BY A CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR; Al Jennings, Reformed Outlaw and Ex-Convict, Who Expects to be Chief Executive of Oklahoma, Tells the Story of His Exploits as Head [...]

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John Dewey’s 1910 How We Think Becomes a Digitally Remastered Book™ in Paperback

The “thought process” laid bare. One of America’s greatest philosophers and educators examines the nature and process of human reasoning, intellect, and emotion. John Dewey took a common sense approach to the subject, using examples and explanations that resonate today. His pragmatism has influenced much modern philosophy and the social [...]

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Meltsner’s Cruel and Unusual: Inside Story of the NAACP Inc. Fund Lawyers Who Fought to Abolish the Death Penalty

Michael Meltsner’s inside account, accessible to a wide audience and reading like a novel, of a small band of Fund lawyers and their 9-year struggle to end the death penalty. New edition features a 2011 Foreword by death-penalty author Evan Mandery of CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as well as a new Preface by the author. In paperback and 9 ebook formats.
The mission seemed as impossible then as going to the moon…

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