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The Crucible of Public Policy

Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.

Property Rights in Contemporary Governance

Examines how our diverse understandings of property impact real-world governing strategies.

Judith S. Kaye in Her Own Words

A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

Poor Joshua

Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.

Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State

A comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.

Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency

By Yoav Mehozay
Subjects: Area Studies

Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.

Human Rights Standards

A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.

Regulating Desire

Examines the organized efforts to reshape the law relating to young women’s sexuality in the United States.

Universal Rights and the Constitution

Innovative examination of the tensions between universal and more uniquely American definitions of cherished rights.

Opening Statements

Explores the influence of Dutch law and jurisprudence in colonial America.

Friends at the Bar

A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.

Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy

Provides a comprehensive and even-handed overview of the very contentious subject of affirmative action.

Congress

An insightful reassessment of the relationship between the U. S. Congress and the states.

The Erotics of Corruption

A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.

Deliberative Freedom

The first sustained look at the relationship between deliberative democratic theory and the topic of freedom.

The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor

Looks at how prosecution of offenders is evolving in the contemporary legal milieu.

Selective Incapacitation and Public Policy

Using cutting-edge methodologies, this book evaluates California's measures to protect the public from dangerous criminals.

Race in the Jury Box

Discusses race-conscious jury selection and highlights strategies for achieving racially mixed juries.

Friends of the Court

Studies interest group litigation in Canada.

Religious Conscience, the State, and the Law

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.

Sexual Harassment, Work, and Education

Supplies new information on the application of sexual harassment laws in schools, colleges/universities, and the workplace.

Children in Court

Through an analysis of Supreme Court and lower court decisions over the last several decades, this book determines the extent to which the federal courts have affected the legal, political, economic, and social status of children in the U. S.

Property Rights and the Constitution

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, ...

Law as Metaphor

This book explains the growth of secular law in a Middle East nation, revealing it to be the product of elite competition over control of the state, a competition the secular elites won in Turkey when ...