"Just as courts today are still interpreting constitutional provisions that have been in place from the start, the Reconstruction Amendments have faced the same scrutiny for a century and a
“This book will probably not comfort readers troubled by the present moment, but it will provide them with a clear view of a fractious past, and encourage them, in the words of the Civil Ri
“Each step of the way, the events and influences in Thomas’ life that led him to his self-described ‘Road to Damascus’ turn to the right could just as easily have turned him to the left.
“To the average American, the notion of using the courthouse simply as a negotiating tool or a bludgeon with which to batter one’s enemies, rather than as a place to facilitate justice, oug
“Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo make clear that the likely end of Roe v Wade is at hand and involved more than the end of Roe.”
“one of those incredible true crime stories that grab one’s attention and does not let go until the last page.”
“This case had everything: ‘a vicious ax murder, a baby burned alive, a political scandal, murderers set free, an innocent man tortured with a blackjack and a pan of charred bones fighting
“Professor Sands musters abundant historical evidence to make her principal points, particularly in laying out the enduring tension between foundation and separation paradigms.”
“Lessig writes that the Court sometimes reflects its fidelity by ignoring the actual text or its infidelity by adhering to the text. It’s enough to make one’s mind spin.”
“John Douglas walks into rooms most of us would shun in our worst nightmares and comes back with remarkable insight into what type of person perpetrates such horrible acts.”
“On Faith is more than just a book about Justice Scalia’s faith and beliefs. It is a book not just for Catholics, Christians, and believers.
“Although one might think a conservative future will naturally follow from a conservative past, a truism previously betrayed by the likes of Chief Justice Earl Warren, the legacy of the Rob
“Doing Justice is an essential read for every American who cares about the rule of law and the pursuit of justice in the United States, particularly at a time when
“Thin Blue Lie fails to convince us that ‘technologies adopted by law enforcement have actually made policing worse . .
“In The Trial of Lizzie Borden, Robertson displays her writing and researching skills in this piece of creative nonfiction that reads almost as a novel.
“In documenting this country’s fateful journey from slavery through thwarted Reconstruction to segregation, Luxenberg paints on a broad canvas, elegantly narrating several captivating and s
“If more and more actors enjoy fiber access, will the Internet be mainly a tool of the rich and powerful or will it level the playing field, an instrument of asymmetric warfare?”
“after reading her story, you might want to remove the modifiers: Eunice was not just a brilliant African American woman lawyer; she was a brilliant lawyer.”
Does Donald Trump owe his 2016 election victory to Russian hacking? Since Election Day, many political scientists have answered: “most likely no.” The logic goes like this:
“General readers, with no initiation in law, will learn quite a bit about racial discrimination, civil rights laws, and how academics grapple with theoretical difficulties underlying race r
“For those willing to stomach the brutality, In the Name of the Children is a revelation and a testimony to the fact that some individuals cannot be cured.”
There is a question that is rarely asked or addressed by any constituent of the American criminal justice system.
“You have the right to remain silent.” So begins the reading of the Miranda Rights. The name stems from Miranda vs. Arizona (1966), a landmark court case that ended when the U.S.
Why is it that academicians insist on writing books in an obtuse and opaque manner? Are academics incapable of writing in a clear, straightforward manner?
Lawyers learn the art of writing persuasive briefs to win cases, even when their heart does not support the facts of the case or the governing law.