A Concise History of the Common Law


Author: Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584771372
Category: History
Page: 802
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Plucknett, Theodore F.T. A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067821. ISBN 1-58477-137-2. Cloth. $125. * "Professor Plucknett has such a solid reputation on both sides of the Atlantic that one expects from his pen only what is scholarly and accurate...Nor is the expectation likely to be disappointed in this book. Plucknett's book is not...a mere epitome of what is to be found elsewhere. He has explored on his own account many regions of legal history and, even where the ground has been already quartered, he has fresh methods of mapping it. The title which he has chosen is, in view of the contents of the volume, rather a narrow one. It might equally well have been A Concise History of English Law...In conjunction with Readings on the History and System of the Common Law by Dean Pound...this book will give an excellent grounding to the student of English legal history." Percy H. Winfield. Harv. L. Rev. 43:339-340.

Shakespeare and Tolerance


Author: B. J. Sokol
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521879124
Category: Drama
Page: 244
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Analyses early modern attitudes to tolerance, including religion, race, humour and sexuality, as they occur in Shakespeare's poems and plays.

Shakespeare, Law, and Marriage


Author: B. J. Sokol,Mary Sokol
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139440493
Category: Literary Criticism
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This interdisciplinary study combines legal, historical and literary approaches to the practice and theory of marriage in Shakespeare's time. It uses the history of English law and the history of the contexts of law to study a wide range of Shakespeare's plays and poems. The authors approach the legal history of marriage as part of cultural history. The household was viewed as the basic unit of Elizabethan society, but many aspects of marriage were controversial, and the law relating to marriage was uncertain and confusing, leading to bitter disagreements over the proper modes for marriage choice and conduct. The authors point out numerous instances within Shakespeare's plays of the conflict over status, gender relations, property, religious belief and individual autonomy versus community control. By achieving a better understanding of these issues, the book illuminates both Shakespeare's work and his age.

History of Criminal Justice


Author: Mark Jones,Peter Johnstone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1437755496
Category: History
Page: 400
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Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present. It is an introduction to the historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events and movements. Integrating criminal justice history into the scope of European, British, French and American history, this text provides the opportunity for comparisons of crime and punishment over boundaries of national histories. The text now concludes with a chapter that addresses terrorism and homeland security. Each chapter enhanced with supplemental boxes: "timeline," "time capsule," and "featured outlaw." Chapters also contain discussion questions, notes and problems.

Dimensions of Justice


Author: William C. Heffernan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449634079
Category: Law
Page: 350
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Criminal justice is centrally concerned with what people deserve--with the rights a defendant can properly claim when charged with a crime, with the punishment a judge should impose for wrongdoing, and with the scope of discretion officials may exercise when enforcing the law. Dimensions of Justice: Ethical Issues in the Administration of Criminal Law is the only textbook of its kind that addresses these questions of justice from an institutional perspective. Thought-provoking features, including Thought Experiments boxes that present imagined scenarios to illustrate the principles under discussion and Justice in Context boxes that consider the real-life applications of concepts, along with clearly presented learning objectives, create a strong foundation in key concepts, pertinent vocabulary, and critical-thinking and reasoning skills. Readers are introduced to moral reasoning and the underpinnings of philosophical approaches to justice, including readings from critical philosophers such as Aristotle, Augustine, Locke, Kant, and Rawls. Accessible but rigorous, Dimensions of Justice: Ethical Issues in the Administration of Criminal Law provides a unique and innovative approach that challenges students to develop a new analytical framework for thinking about the criminal justice system.

The Jurist ..


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
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A system of Shorthand, ... first published in 1740 ... Seventeenth edition. [With a preface by W. B. G.]


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Peoples and International Law

How Nationalism and Self-Determination Shape a Contemporary Law of Nations
Author: James Summers
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004154914
Category: Law
Page: 464
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Peoples and International Law is the most comprehensive current account of the right of self-determination in international law. The book examines the law of self-determination as the product of the interaction between nationalism and international law. This broad and interdisciplinary work charts this interaction through different aspects of the legal process – in international instruments, judicial decisions, legal obligations and historical context – critically and in extensive detail. The book is essential reading for those with an interest both in peoples’ rights in international law and the study of nationalism.

A Selection of Leading Cases in the Common Law

With Notes
Author: Walter Shirley Shirley,Rick Watson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Common law
Page: 710
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Landmark Cases in Equity


Author: Charles Mitchell,Paul Mitchell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847319750
Category: Law
Page: 750
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Landmark Cases in Equity continues the series of essay collections which began with Landmark Cases in the Law of Restitution (2006) and continued with Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract (2008) and Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort (2010). It contains essays on landmark cases in the development of equitable doctrine running from the seventeenth century to recent times. The range, breadth and social importance of equitable principles, as these affect commercial, domestic and even political matters are well known. By focusing on the historical development of these principles, the essays in this collection help us to understand them more clearly, and also provide insights into the processes of legal change through judicial innovation. Themes addressed in the essays include the nature of the courts' equitable jurisdiction, the development of property rights in equity, constraints on the powers of settlors to create express trusts, the duties of trustees and other fiduciaries, remedies for breach of these duties, and the evolution of constructive and resulting trusts.

The Law Times


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht


Author: Horst-Peter Götting,Urs Peter Gruber,Jörn Lüdemann,et al.
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110388618
Category: Law
Page: 1013
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Die Neuauflage bietet eine hochaktuelle, umfassende Darstellung und Analyse des internationalen Wirtschaftsrechts. In eigenen Kapiteln werden die einzelnen Rechtsbereiche des internationalen Wirtschaftssystems dargestellt: Welthandelsrecht (Waren- und Dienstleistungshandel), Finanz- und Währungsrecht, Investitionsschutzrecht, Transport-, Kommunikations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, Rohstoffmärkte, Schutz des geistigen Eigentums, das Recht internationaler Kapital- und Finanztransaktionen, das Recht internationaler Warentransaktionen, Außenwirtschaftsrecht und Streitbeilegung. Die Neuauflage berücksichtigt u.a. Entwicklungen im Zusammenhang mit der Finanz- und Staatsschuldenkrise der letzten Jahre, der Bali-Konferenz der WTO und dem Lissabon-Vertrag der EU.

The American Supreme Court

Fifth Edition
Author: Robert G. McCloskey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226556832
Category: Law
Page: 368
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Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Robert McCloskey’s classic work on the Supreme Court’s role in constructing the U.S. Constitution has introduced generations of students to the workings of our nation’s highest court. For this new fifth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey’s magisterial treatment to address the Court’s most recent decisions. As in prior editions, McCloskey’s original text remains unchanged. In his historical interpretation, he argues that the strength of the Court has always been its sensitivity to the changing political scene, as well as its reluctance to stray too far from the main currents of public sentiments. In two revised chapters, Levinson shows how McCloskey’s approach continues to illuminate developments since 2005, including the Court’s decisions in cases arising out of the War on Terror, which range from issues of civil liberty to tests of executive power. He also discusses the Court’s skepticism regarding campaign finance regulation; its affirmation of the right to bear arms; and the increasingly important nomination and confirmation process of Supreme Court justices, including that of the first Hispanic justice, Sonia Sotomayor. The best and most concise account of the Supreme Court and its place in American politics, McCloskey's wonderfully readable book is an essential guide to the past, present, and future prospects of this institution.

The General Evening Post

1761
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Foster on Eu Law


Author: Nigel Foster
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198727593
Category: Law
Page: 480
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Nigel Foster provides a concise and clear explanation of EU law, offering an accessible entry point to the subject. Foster on EU Law offers an incisive account of the institutions and procedures of the EU alongside focused analysis of key substantive areas such as free movement of goods and services. This clear two-part structure provides students with a solid foundation in the mechanisms and applications of EU law, making it an ideal text for those new to the subject or looking for a concise guide to support further study in the area. This fully updated fifth edition includes extended discussion of key cases, along with new coverage of state aid and expanded coverage of some key areas, including the political context of the EU and EU decision-making. Online Resources Foster on EU Law is also accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes: * An interactive timeline and map of the Europe plus video footage to help improve your understanding of the key facts and developments in the history of the Union * Updates to help you stay on top of new case law and developments post-publication * Exam advice from the author, an experienced lecturer and examiner at UK and European universities, to help you maximise your EU law revision

The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc


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Publisher: N.A
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Bibliotheca Britannica, Or a General Index to British and Foreign Literature


Author: Robert Watt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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An Introduction to the American Legal System


Author: John M. Scheb
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 9780735579255
Category: Law
Page: 516
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The Second Edition of this successful text, An Introduction to the American Legal System, continues to offer an accessible, practical overview of the American Legal System. It introduces students to legal concepts, procedures, and principles while giving them a solid grounding in important areas of substantive law as well as in legal history. Among the features that make this text such an excellent teaching tool: organization into four parts progresses logically from the origins of the law through legislation and procedure Part I, Foundation of the Legal System, sets forth the fundamental concepts of the law and examines the historical development of the legal system Part II, Substance of the Law, provides an overview of constitutional law, criminal law, torts, property, contracts, business, and family law Part III, the Legal Process, surveys civil and criminal procedure Part IV, Legislative and Administrative Developments in the Law, covers legislation and administrative law concise "Cases in Point" illustrate the applicability of the law to real world issues capture student interest questions in every chapter stimulate thought and classroom discussion a strong pedagogy includes learning objectives, chapter outlines, and a glossary New to the Second Edition: expanded coverage of torts and property law increased focus on crimes and criminal procedure new and expanded discussion of the PATRIOT Act, including new amendments and results of recent litigation, as well as material on terrorism and immigration offenses updated cases include new, hot-button cases, such as Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Crawford v. Washington on the admissibility of hearsay evidence in criminal cases an expanded section on battered woman syndrome and battered child syndrome Appendices on how to find the law and how to brief a case

The Law Students' Journal


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Category: Law
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