Yale Law Journal Symposium: “Federalism as the New Nationalism”; Apr. 2014 also has articles on threatening war and on counting judicial votes

The April 2014 issue of The Yale Law Journal includes an extensive Feature that explores the idea of Federalism as the New Nationalism, with contributions by Jessica Bulman-Pozen (“From Sovereignty and Process to Administration and Politics: The Afterlife of American Federalism”), Heather Gerken (“An Overview,” “The Loyal Opposition”), Abbe Gluck (“Our [National] Federalism”), Alison LaCroix [...]

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Classic Social Science, Digitally Remastered: The Sociology of the Professions, edited by Dingwall & Lewis

Robert Dingwall and Philip Lewis’s renowned compilation of diverse studies—written by internationally recognized theorists and empirical researchers into the sociology of the professions—was groundbreaking when first published in 1983 and has influenced scholars, practitioners, and professionals since. Not limited to one occupation or field, as are most such works, this collection examines across traditional fields [...]

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Harvard Law Review’s April 2014 issue includes Developments on “Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity”

The contents of Number 6 (Apr. 2014) include scholarly articles and student research, as well as as the extensive, annual survey of Developments in the Law. This year’s subject is SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY. Topics include “Pro-Gay and Anti-Gay Speech in Schools,” “Transgender Youth and Access to Gendered Spaces in Education,” “Classification and Housing [...]

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Jerold Auerbach explores Israeli legitimacy in his new book Jewish State, Pariah Nation

Jewish statehood was restored in 1948 amid a struggle over legitimacy that has persisted in Israel ever since: Who rules? Who decides? Antagonism between the political left and right erupted into bloody violence over the Altalena. Secular-religious discord even made defining who is a Jew in a Jewish state contentious.
After the Six-Day War, the return [...]

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Classic Social Science, Digitally Remastered: The Protection of Children, Second Edition, by Dingwall, Eekelaar & Murray

This book has not been easily available in print for many years, but it has long been regarded as an important contribution to the study of child abuse and neglect, and legal and social responses to it.
This classic study of law and social work in action is based on the most extensive investigation of child [...]

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Rutgers CompTech Joins Law Review eBook Project with New Issue 1, 2014

The Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal now offers its issues in convenient and modern ebook formats for e-reader devices, apps, pads, smartphones, and computers. This first issue of Volume 40, 2014, was published in March 2014 and contains articles from leading figures of the academy, technology, and the legal community, as well as contributions [...]

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Kitty Calavita goes Inside the State, with the rise and fall of the Bracero INS Program

The classic study of the rise and demise — among controversy and abuse — of the INS farmworker program of Braceros is now Digitally Remastered and available for classrooms and other interested readers, with a new Foreword. Available in ebook formats for Kindle, Sony, Nook, & iPad — and in new paperback, including bulk sales.

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University of Chicago Law Review Symposium: Revelation Mechanisms and the Law; Plus Article, Comment & Book Review in First 2014 Issue

The first issue of 2014 features articles and essays from internationally recognized legal and economics scholars, including an extensive Symposium on “Revelation Mechanisms and the Law.” Topics include voting options and strategies to reveal preferences, corporate governance, regulatory intensity, tort calculations of risk, audits, mandatory disclosure of choices, partitioning interests in land, and shopping for [...]

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David Crump’s New 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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Yale Law Journal, March 2014, Studies Shrinking Cities, Fund Managers, Moral Impact, & Pretrial Monitoring

The March 2014 issue of The Yale Law Journal features new articles and essays on law and legal theory by internationally recognized scholars. The contents for Volume 123, Number 5, include:
Articles:
The New Minimal Cities, by Michelle Wilde Anderson
The Separation of Funds and Managers: A Theory of Investment Fund Structure and Regulation, by John Morley
Essays:
The Moral [...]

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Harvard Law Review, March 2014, challenges judicial review of agencies, adds Reviews on biracial couples, religion, and active judges

Volume 127, Number 5, features these new articles and review essays:
• Article, “The Puzzling Presumption of Reviewability,” Nicholas Bagley
• Book Review, “Making the Modern Family: Interracial Intimacy and the Social Production of Whiteness,” Camille Gear Rich 
• Book Review, “The Case for Religious Exemptions — Whether Religion Is Special or Not,” Mark L. Rienzi
• Book Review, [...]

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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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Greg Berman Recounts Criminal Process Reforms and Successes in the new book Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration

A new collection of compelling and challenging essays from one of the nation’s leading voices on criminal justice reform, Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration makes the argument that sometimes small changes on the ground can add up to big improvements in the criminal justice system.
How do you launch a new criminal justice reform? How do you [...]

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Rosann Greenspan’s classic study of due process, criminal procedure & administrative ‘bypass’ is available as a new book

A classic study in law & society is now readily available to scholars, researchers, and others in the field of criminal justice, due process, policing, and administrative procedure. It adds a new Preface by the author and a new Foreword by Berkeley law professor Malcolm M. Feeley. As the author reflects:
“I think it was my [...]

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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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Mark Aaronson Examines Representing the Poor Against Governor Reagan’s Welfare Reforms

An extended, multifaceted case study of a kind not much found in the literature on social cause lawyering. The narrative highlights the forceful presence of California Governor Ronald Reagan and the pivotal role in representing the welfare poor of Ralph Santiago Abascal, a government-funded legal aid attorney and social reform leader. To fight Reagan’s ambitious [...]

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John Logue’s Novel of Southern Change and Choices in the Sixties is Digitally Remastered

Set in the tumultuous sixties, and published by Little, Brown in the eighties, this novel of a people’s governor and a Southern newspaperman still resonates with the moral choices that only strong people face. John Logue’s compelling fiction is available again, in a new digital edition. As Library Journal reviewed it, in its original release:
The [...]

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Slow Fire: A U.S. Philosopher’s Fascinating Account of Divided Berlin in the ’80s

Susan Neiman went to learn more about morality and reason, which she did, but she also came to terms with being Jewish in a city that did not always welcome her, as if her presence was a guilty reminder. (Or they did not know she was Jewish and said some amazing stuff.) This memoir–through the [...]

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Lawrence Friedman’s new Who Killed Maggie Swift? Takes Reluctant Sleuth Frank May to the Dentist

Frank May practices law the safe, routine way: wills, trusts, business law. Books, forms, and documents. At least that’s the way he wants it…. But clients and life don’t always oblige. 
Frank avoids murder cases like most people avoid the dentist. That’s not so easy to do when a dead body shows up during his routine [...]

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New England Law Review Joins Law Journal eBook Project with Volume 48, Issue 1

The New England Law Review now offers its issues in convenient and modern ebook formats for e-reader devices, apps, pads, smartphones, and computers. This first issue of Volume 48, Fall 2013, was published in 2014 and contains articles and presentations from leading figures of the academy, the judiciary, and the legal community. Contents of this [...]

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Harvard Law Review, Feb. 2014, Explores Partisan Federalism, the Unnecessary Constitution, and State Action under Sebelius

The February 2014 issue (Volume 127, Number 4) features the following articles and essays:
• Article, “Partisan Federalism,” by Jessica Bulman-Pozen
• Book Review, “Never Mind the Constitution,” by Jeremy Waldron
• Note, “NFIB v. Sebelius and the Individualization of the State Action Doctrine”
In addition, student case notes explore Recent Cases on such diverse subjects as FDA limits [...]

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John Flood’s Study of the Corporate Law Firm Reveals a Side of Law Practice Often Ignored: Inside

A legal scholar and sociologist, John Flood spent years observing a large law firm from the inside—much like an embedded journalist, but with the perspective of a researcher on the theory and practice of legal organizations. What he found and analyzed resulted in a study that has been cited by many scholars over the years [...]

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Alabama’s early history is brought to life, in paperback, hardcover & eBooks

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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Harvard Law Review’s Jan. 2014 issue explores public enforcement & motivation, tech issues with internet & broadband, sentencing review, trademark in fashion, and more

The January 2014 issue (Volume 127, Number 3) includes the following articles and student contributions:
• Article, “For-Profit Public Enforcement,” by Margaret H. Lemos and Max Minzner
• Book Review, “Technological Determinism and Its Discontents,” by Christopher S. Yoo
• Note, “More than a Formality: The Case for Meaningful Substantive Reasonableness Review”
• Note, “Appointing State Attorneys General: [...]

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Yale Law Journal’s Jan. 2014 No. 4: Bankruptcy, Shareholder Governance, Prosecutorial Vindictiveness, and Crowding Out Effects

The January 2014 issue of The Yale Law Journal features new articles and essays on law and legal theory by internationally recognized scholars. The contents for Volume 123, Number 4, include:
• “Ice Cube Bonds: Allocating the Price of Process in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy,” by Melissa B. Jacoby & Edward J. Janger
• “The Evolution of Shareholder [...]

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Frank Zimring’s The Changing Legal World of Adolescence is Digitally Remastered™ in eBooks & in paperback

This work attempts to explain changes in the legal conception of adolescence as a stage of life and as a transition to adulthood. The intended audience includes lawyers and others—such as parents, professionals, and kids—puzzled by trends labeled “children’s liberation” and “the revolution in juvenile justice.” Much cited and long recognized as an authority, it [...]

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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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University of Chicago Law Review, Fall 2013, studies bankruptcy, precedent, copyright, and judicial good faith, plus six Comments

The University of Chicago Law Review’s 4th and final issue, Fall 2013, features articles and essays from internationally recognized legal scholars, as well as extensive student research in the form of Comments. Contents of Volume 80, Number 4, are:
ARTICLES
• Bankruptcy Law as a Liquidity Provider, by Kenneth Ayotte & David A. Skeel Jr.
• Impeaching Precedent, [...]

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Harvard Law Review, #2, Dec. 2013: Honoring Dworkin, ‘Lost’ Essay by Hart on Discretion, Article on Media Leaks, and Notes & Recent Cases

The December 2013 issue of the Harvard Law Review is dedicated to the memory of Ronald Dworkin, with In Memoriam essays offered by Richard Fallon, Jr., Charles Fried, John C.P. Goldberg, Frances Kamm, Frank Michelman, Martha Minow, and Laurence Tribe.
The issue features an article by David Pozen entitled “The Leaky Leviathan: Why the Government Condemns [...]

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Novel courtroom fiction by David Crump follows the law and reality of murder for hire in Texas

New from the author of CONFLICT OF INTEREST and THE HOLDING COMPANY: Law professor David Crump’s latest courtroom drama features Houston trial lawyer Robert Herrick, in a case that hits close to home. When his paralegal Brianna Edwards gets arrested for hiring a hit man, Herrick has to work the law [...]

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Yale Law Journal, Dec. 2013, Analyzes Patent “Construction,” Agencies vs. Litigation, Sexual “Tops,” and Religious Value

The third issue of The Yale Law Journal’s Volume 123 (Dec. 2013) features articles on law and legal theory by internationally recognized scholars. Contents include:
•  Article, “The Interpretation-Construction Distinction in Patent Law,” by Tun-Jen Chiang & Lawrence B. Solum
•  Article, “Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers,” by David Freeman Engstrom
•  Essay,”Tops, Bottoms, and Versatiles: What Straight Views [...]

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Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave is republished in quality hardcover, paperback & eBooks

The classic and compelling narrative of the kidnapping, slavery, and freedom of a free man of color wrested to rural Louisiana. Lured to the nation’s capital by the prospect of work, Solomon Northup, a free man born in New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. He spends the next twelve years in brutal bondage. Paperback, hardback and eBooks, featuring readable font & additional rare imagery of the author’s life.

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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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Yale Law Journal Nov. ‘13: Rise of Legislative History, Citizens United as a Press Case, and Mens Rea for Accomplices

The second issue of The Yale Law Journal’s Volume 123 features articles on law and legal theory by internationally recognized scholars. Contents include:
• Article, “Leviathan and Interpretive Revolution: The Administrative State, the Judiciary, and the Rise of Legislative History, 1890-1950,” by Nicholas R. Parrillo
• Essay, “Reconsidering Citizens United as a Press Clause Case,” Michael W. [...]

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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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Harvard Law Review’s Nov. 2013 issue reviews Supreme Court’s last Term, honors Justice Ginsburg, and features Siegel, Issacharoff, Klarman & Murphy

The November issue, Number 1, is the special annual review of the U.S. Supreme Court’s previous Term. Each year, the issue is introduced by noteworthy and extensive contributions from recognized scholars. In this issue, for the 2012 Term, articles and essays include:
• Foreword: “Equality Divided,” by Reva B. Siegel
• Comment: “Beyond the Discrimination Model on [...]

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

Quality ebook 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 as: active [...]

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David Nelken adds new preface and paperback to his award-winning study The Limits of the Legal Process

This classic and path-breaking study in the sociology of law has won multiple academic awards for its insight, clarity, and broad import in examining the UK’s Rent Acts and landlord behavior over a period of time in the 1960s and 1970s. Not just a revelation of the unintended consequences of well-meaning tenant reforms–though it certainly [...]

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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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Yale Law Journal’s first issue of Vol. 123 explores racial disparity in sentencing, gun control, unions, and special juries

This issue of The Yale Law Journal (Volume 123, No. 1, Oct. 2013) features new articles and essays on law and legal theory by internationally recognized scholars. Contents include:

• Article, “Mandatory Sentencing and Racial Disparity: Assessing the Role of Prosecutors and the Effects of Booker,” by Sonja B. Starr & M. Marit Rehavi
• Article, “Firearm [...]

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University of Chicago Law Review’s issue 3 of 2013 explores tortfest, constitutionality, nudges and floodgates

The University of Chicago Law Review’s third issue, 2013, features articles and essays from internationally recognized legal scholars, as well as extensive student research in the form of Comments. Contents are:
ARTICLES
• Tortfest, by J. Shahar Dillbary
• Judging the Flood of Litigation, by Marin K. Levy
• Unbundling Constitutionality, by Richard Primus
• When Nudges Fail: Slippery Defaults, [...]

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Jesse Choper’s powerful Judicial Review and the National Political Process available as an eBook

As constitutional scholar John Nowak noted when this classic book was first published, “Professor Choper’s Judicial Review and the National Political Process is mandatory reading for anyone seriously attempting to study our constitutional system of government. It is an important assessment of the democratic process and the theoretical and practical role of the Supreme Court.”
That [...]

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Simon Roberts’ acclaimed legal anthropology Order and Dispute: now in Second Edition

A classic resource in the modern study of the anthropology of law, the much-cited and rare book is now widely available again. There are many societies that survive in a remarkably orderly fashion without the help of judges, courts and police. Roberts contends, however, that legal theory has become too closely identified with our own arrangements in western societies to help much in cross-cultural studies of order.

Now in an updated edition, in paperback and eBook formats.

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Revolutionary, classic book Cybernetics: now in quality eBook 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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4th edition of Jerome Skolnick’s Classic Justice Without Trial Explores Policing and Democratic Values from Inside

Available in multiple ebook formats and paperback: the acclaimed and foundational study of police culture and practice, political accountability, application of and obedience to the rule of law in stops and arrests, and the dilemma of law versus order in free societies — by the renowned sociologist using innovative and influential research techniques in law and criminology. New preface by the author and Foreword by Candace McCoy.

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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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Yale Law Journal’s Special Symposium: The Gideon Effect, 50 Years Later (Issue 8, June 2013)

This final issue of The Yale Law Journal’s Volume 122 features “Symposium: The Gideon Effect: Rights, Justice, and Lawyers Fifty Years After Gideon v. Wainwright.“ The year 2013 marks the golden anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), which established a constitutional right to counsel for criminal defendants. A [...]

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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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