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New study of Ireland’s legal profession discusses history, financial crisis, and reform efforts

The Regulation of the Legal Profession in Ireland is a new and insightful exploration of history, controversy and reform relating to the Irish legal system. During recent legislative debate over a professional reform bill, Alan Shatter — then the Minister of Justice in Ireland — publicly called this study, in its earlier form as a [...]

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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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University of Chicago Law Review, #3 of 2014: on precedent, constitutional outliers, and prizes vs. IP law

The third issue of 2014 features articles from recognized legal scholars. Contents include:
Articles:
* Following Lower-Court Precedent, by Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl
* Constitutional Outliers, by Justin Driver
* Intellectual Property versus Prizes: Reframing the Debate, by Benjamin N. Roin
Book Review:
* The Text, the Whole Text, and Nothing but the Text, So Help Me God: Un-Writing Amar’s Unwritten [...]

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Leslie Epstein’s novel Pinto and Sons takes an ex-med student on journeys into the Gold Rush

In the fall of 1846, young medical student Adolph Pinto witnesses a demonstration of anesthesia and sets off on a lifelong quest to bring “life without pain” to the masses. A darkly comic and sweeping novel in which Pinto endures every tribulation with hope.
This ironic comedy by the author of the acclaimed Leib Goldkorn series [...]