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Galanter’s much-cited Why the Haves Come Out Ahead is now a book, adding new commentary

This is the fortieth anniversary edition of a classic of law and society, updated with extensive new commentary. Drawing a distinction between experienced “repeat players” and inexperienced “one shotters” in the U.S. judicial system, Marc Galanter establishes a recognized and applied model of how the structure of the legal system and an actor’s frequency of [...]

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Harvard Law Review, Feb. 2015: changing rate of innocent incarceration, government as business, privileges & immunities, and early voting after Shelby

The Harvard Law Review, February 2015, is offered in a digital edition. Contents include:
• Article, “The Consequences of Error in Criminal Justice,” Daniel Epps
• Book Review, “Running Government Like a Business … Then and Now,” Jon D. Michaels
• Note, “International Norms and Politics in the Marshall Court’s Slave Trade Cases”
• Note, “Congress’s Power to Define [...]

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I Saw Them Die: historical and occasionally bizarre account from a WWI nurse

Shirley Millard’s harrowing and fascinating account of her MASH-like experience in WWI France gives insights she intends and many more that she does not. Reading it is an experience on several levels. One of the most fascinating personal accounts of the Great War from just behind the lines, first published in 1936, and updated by Prof. Elizabeth Townsend Gard.

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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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