The personal and legal struggle of eight enslaved people for freedom in New York in the period just before the Civil War.
Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.
Examines how state courts change public policy through an analysis of their influence on state education finance reform.
Examines how our diverse understandings of property impact real-world governing strategies.
A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.
Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.
A comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.
Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.
A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.
Examines the organized efforts to reshape the law relating to young women’s sexuality in the United States.
Innovative examination of the tensions between universal and more uniquely American definitions of cherished rights.
Explores the influence of Dutch law and jurisprudence in colonial America.
A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.
Provides a comprehensive and even-handed overview of the very contentious subject of affirmative action.
An insightful reassessment of the relationship between the U. S. Congress and the states.
A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.
The first sustained look at the relationship between deliberative democratic theory and the topic of freedom.
Looks at how prosecution of offenders is evolving in the contemporary legal milieu.
A historical romp through the fascinating subject of murder jurisprudence in the United States from the colonial period to the present, showing how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law.
Examines whether race-based programs and slavery reparations are justified.
Uses legal and literary resources to explore Shakespeare's use of the law and its instruments in the problem plays.
Using cutting-edge methodologies, this book evaluates California's measures to protect the public from dangerous criminals.
Explores the contexts of judges' decision making in juvenile courts that incarcerate disproportionately more minorities than whites.
Challenges conventional assumptions about the family and the modern Middle East.
A provocative exploration of a wide range of controversies in mental health law, this book argues that the criminal justice system punishes citizens for being mentally ill.
Examines claims to freedom of religion by minority, unorthodox faith groups and how these challenges to the state and the law have contributed to the development of civil rights discourse and practice.
Examines the influence of American law on Muslim life in the United States, treating such issues as pluralism and religious toleration, immigration and naturalization, civil rights, Black Muslims and the prisoners' rights movement, municipal zoning, and hate-crimes legislation.
Controversies over public regulation of private land have dominated political agendas in recent years, especially at the local level. Land use and environmental regulation have reached unprecedented levels, ...