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.
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 comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.
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.
Studies interest group litigation in Canada.
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.
Supplies new information on the application of sexual harassment laws in schools, colleges/universities, and the workplace.
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.
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, ...
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 ...