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Justice Accused

Justice Accused Author Robert M. Cover
ISBN-10 0300032528
Release 1984-07
Pages 322
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What should a judge do when he must hand down a ruling based on a law that he considers unjust or oppressive? This question is examined through a series of problems concerning unjust law that arose with respect to slavery in nineteenth-century America. Cover's book is splendid in many ways. His legal history and legal philosophy are both first class...This is, for a change, an interdisciplinary work that is a credit to both disciplines.-Ronald Dworkin, Times Literary Supplement Scholars should be grateful to Cover for his often brilliant illumination of tensions created in judges by changing eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jurisprudential attitudes and legal standards...An exciting adventure in interdisciplinary history.-Harold M. Hyman, American Historical Review A most articulate, sophisticated, and learned defense of legal formalism...Deserves and needs to be widely read.-Don Roper, Journal of American History An excellent illustration of the way in which a burning moral issue relates to the American judicial process. The book thus has both historical value and a very immediate importance.-Edwards A.Stettner, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science A really fine book, an important contribution to law and to history.-Louis H. Pollak



Justice Accused

Justice Accused Author Robert M. Cover
ISBN-10 0300017898
Release 1975-01-01
Pages 322
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Justice Accused

Justice Accused Author
ISBN-10 0300161956
Release 1975
Pages 322
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"What should a judge do when he must hand down a ruling based on a law that he considers unjust or oppressive? This question is examined through a series of problems concerning unjust law that arose with respect to slavery in nineteenth-century America"". --Amazon.



Narrative Violence and the Law

Narrative  Violence  and the Law Author Robert M. Cover
ISBN-10 0472064959
Release 1992
Pages 292
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Essential writings of the leading scholar of law and violence



Signatures of Citizenship

Signatures of Citizenship Author Susan Zaeske
ISBN-10 0807854263
Release 2003
Pages 253
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This history of women's antislavery petitioning shows how this form of activism not only contributed to the success of the abolitionist movement but also proved to be a watershed moment in the emergence of American women as political actors.



Constitutional Debate in Action

Constitutional Debate in Action Author H. L. Pohlman
ISBN-10 074253667X
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 297
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Taking into account the political and intellectual forces that shape Supreme Court decisions, Constitutional Debate in Action examines how and why the United States Constitution continues to grow and adapt to human wants, passions, and values. Not your traditional constitutional-law textbook, this three volume set views the Constitution as an institutionalized form of debate by which people press their political demands and arguments upon the Supreme Court. Each volume provides in depth and updated examinations of key landmark decisions. Civil Rights and Liberties covers: Racial Discrimination, Affirmative Action, Abortion, Hate Speech, and Peyote Use and Religious Freedom, and, new to the Second Edition, a completely new chapter on Campaign Finance Regulation and Freedom of Speech. Visit our website for sample chapters!



Reason in Law

Reason in Law Author Lief H. Carter
ISBN-10 9780226328218
Release 2016-03-04
Pages 288
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Over the nearly four decades it has been in print, Reason in Law has established itself as the place to start for understanding legal reasoning, a critical component of the rule of law. This ninth edition brings the book’s analyses and examples up to date, adding new cases while retaining old ones whose lessons remain potent. It examines several recent controversial Supreme Court decisions, including rulings on the constitutionality and proper interpretation of the Affordable Care Act and Justice Scalia’s powerful dissent in Maryland v. King. Also new to this edition are cases on same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act, and the legalization of marijuana. A new appendix explains the historical evolution of legal reasoning and the rule of law in civic life. The result is an indispensable introduction to the workings of the law.



Persons and Masks of the Law

Persons and Masks of the Law Author John Thomas Noonan
ISBN-10 0520235231
Release 2002
Pages 206
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"Noonan discusses how the concept of property, applied to a person, is a perfect mask since no trace of human identity remains. An auction of slaves in Virginia, the takeover of a banana plantation in Costa Rica, and an accident on the Long Island Railroad are the famous cases involving these four legal giants. The stories of the litigations at three different periods of our history provide a powerful analysis of American law. Breaking through the formalism in which jurisprudence is often enshrined, Noonan offers a compelling vision of law and a potent call for reform in the education and behavior of lawyers."--BOOK JACKET.



The Science of a Legislator

The Science of a Legislator Author Knud Haakonssen
ISBN-10 0521376254
Release 1989-07-28
Pages 252
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A first comprehensive account of Adam Smith's jurisprudence demonstrates how his ideas developed out of, and in response to, Hume's theory of justice and includes the social and political thought expounded in his major writings.



Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition

Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition Author Justin Buckley Dyer
ISBN-10 9781107013636
Release 2012-02-13
Pages 197
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Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition is a succinct account of the development of American antislavery constitutionalism in the years preceding the Civil War. In a series of case studies, Dyer reconstructs the arguments of prominent antislavery thinkers such as John Quincy Adams, John McLean, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass. What emerges is a convoluted understanding of American constitutional development that emphasizes the centrality of natural law to America's greatest constitutional crisis.



Slave law in the American South

Slave law in the American South Author Mark V. Tushnet
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111931627
Release 2003-08
Pages 150
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Slavery in the American South could not have existed without the authority of law defining slaves as the property of their masters. But the fact that slaves were also human beings placed limits on this harsh reality. When the rigor of the law and the complex bonds of sentiment linking master and slave came into conflict, masters looked to the courts. In one such case, "State v. Mann, North Carolina Supreme Court justice Thomas Ruffin ruled that masters could not be prosecuted for assaulting their slaves. In articulating the legal basis for his decision, Justice Ruffin also revealed his own view of the "logic of slavery," in which he sanctioned the owner's rights even as he expressed his own horror at the mistreatment of the slave. Mark Tushnet, one of the foremost living authorities on antebellum slave law, now shows how studying such a simple case can illuminate an entire society. For those who detested slavery, the case represented all that was intolerable about that institution; for those who defended it, it raised vexing and persistent issues that could not be wished away. As further testament to the importance of "State V. Mann, Harriett Beecher Stowe even made it central to her second antislavery novel, "Dred. Tushnet discusses the opinion's place in the novel--in which she quoted liberally from Ruffin's decision--and evaluates other historians' interpretations of both the opinion and Stowe's provocative novel. Tushnet provides a finely detailed analysis of Ruffin's opinion, portraying the judge as a man compelled by law to uphold the slaveowner's right while moved as a Christian by the slave's maltreatment and ever hopeful that communal morality and a deep-seated sense of honorwould moderate the excesses of slave owners. As Tushnet shows, however, slave law was a means for maintaining the ideological hegemony of the Southern master class. "Slave Law in the American South paints a broad picture of a



The Unconstitutionality of Slavery

The Unconstitutionality of Slavery Author Lysander Spooner
ISBN-10 9781442923669
Release 2009-02-13
Pages 424
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The Unconstitutionality of Slavery has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Unconstitutionality of Slavery also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Unconstitutionality of Slavery book for free.



Judges Against Justice

Judges Against Justice Author Hans Petter Graver
ISBN-10 9783662442937
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 301
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This book explores concrete situations in which judges are faced with a legislature and an executive that consciously and systematically discard the ideals of the rule of law. It revolves around three basic questions: What happen when states become oppressive and the judiciary contributes to the oppression? How can we, from a legal point of view, evaluate the actions of judges who contribute to oppression? And, thirdly, how can we understand their participation from a moral point of view and support their inclination to resist?



The Nature of the Judicial Process

The Nature of the Judicial Process Author Benjamin Nathan Cardozo
ISBN-10 UOM:39015005010262
Release 1922
Pages 180
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In this famous treatise, a Supreme Court Justice describes the conscious and unconscious processes by which a judge decides a case. He discusses the sources of information to which he appeals for guidance and analyzes the contribution that considerations of precedent, logical consistency, custom, social welfare, and standards of justice and morals have in shaping his decisions.



Creon s Ghost Law Justice and the Humanities

Creon s Ghost Law Justice and the Humanities Author Tomain
ISBN-10 9780190450458
Release 2009-02-16
Pages 344
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Creon's Ghost examines the enduring problem of the relationship between man's law and a "higher" law from the perspective of core humanities texts and through discussion of hotly debated contemporary legal conundrums. Today, such issues as intelligent design in school curricula, same-sex marriage, and faith-based government grants are all examples of the interaction between man's law and some other set of moral principles. As these debates are considered in this book, the author uses texts such as Antigone and Plato's Republic and pairs them with the most important jurisprudence texts of the 20th century to explore different approaches to the contemporary conflict or court ruling under consideration. Creon's Ghost demonstrates that the humanities can both illuminate our understanding of contemporary problems and that "classic" texts can be read alongside jurisprudential texts, thus enriching our understanding of and appreciation for law.



In the Shadow of War

In the Shadow of War Author Michael S. Sherry
ISBN-10 0300072635
Release 1995
Pages 595
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Prize-winning historian Michael S. Sherry shows how war has defined modern America and argues that militarization has reshaped every facet of American life--its politics, economics, culture, social relations, and place in the world. 17 illustrations.



Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition

Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition Author Justin Buckley Dyer
ISBN-10 9781107013636
Release 2012-02-13
Pages 197
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Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition is a succinct account of the development of American antislavery constitutionalism in the years preceding the Civil War. In a series of case studies, Dyer reconstructs the arguments of prominent antislavery thinkers such as John Quincy Adams, John McLean, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass. What emerges is a convoluted understanding of American constitutional development that emphasizes the centrality of natural law to America's greatest constitutional crisis.