“For those who have spent the last several years sharpening their knives with Trump in their sights, Untouchable may offer justification, while Trump defenders will likely rail aga
Anyone familiar with legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick’s prolific writings at Slate.com or in numerous prestigious publications will find her book, Lady Justice, compelling, disturbing, urgent
“war sometimes does strange things even to those ideals a nation purports to cherish the most.
This is a fundamental book for understanding one of the most salient issues roiling relations between China, its neighbors to the south and east, and the United States.
“By Hands Now Known makes an authoritative argument for reparations and restitution for the families and communities whose lives were destroyed by Jim Crow crimes, and for whom not
The author is a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the former editor of Foreign Policy.
“A duo of enabling events opened the door to the descent into legal unprofessionalism, starting with a Supreme Court decision that permitted lawyers to advertise, at least on a limited basi
The spirit of the title hints at the message: A British prosecutor at Nuremberg, Sir Hartley Shawcross, encouraged the judges to imagine that all of humanity stood before them, crying out, “These a
“When Freedom Speaks by Lynn Greenky is an excellent introduction and exploration of the contentious field of First Amendment jurisprudence.
“Deeply researched and written with authority, Snyder’s book examines virtually every aspect of Frankfurter’s career and, despite its length, remains wonderfully readable and accessible.”
“Bad City, a startling tale of people looking the other way and behaving ever so badly, never lets up.
“American Cartel joins a small shelf of important books, including Dopesick and Empire of Pain, that fully capture the greed and corruption fueling the nation’s d
“Advocacy for the Magnitsky Act, which would freeze Russian assets abroad, made the author a target for Putin.
“The author has a specific agenda about gerrymandering in our time, but he makes his points with engaging historical-political storytelling.”
“Manifesting Justice will repay the very determined reader, and there are many shocking moments where the law is revealed to be, to an almost unbelievable extent, an ass.”
“The Most Human Right can be a valuable book for undergraduate students studying human rights in a philosophical context.”
“Often riveting, well-researched, and utterly convincing, this book sounds a frightening alarm about unreliable expert testimony in the courtroom.”
It is impossible to enjoy reading the constitution more than through the searing perspective of the brilliant Twainesque humor of Elie Mystal in Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the C
“succeeds in capturing the full story behind a notorious murderer’s brazen quest to avoid the death penalty by any means possible.”
“This is a fascinating and easy to read survey history that avoids legal jargon and deftly combines history, anthropology, and legal analysis to provide an excellent introduction to why law
Among the literally thousands of publications whose primary subject is Abraham Lincoln, there have been some previously that have dealt with his presidential relationship relative to the Constituti
“Justice Deferred offers a needed refresher course for faded memories on the Supreme Court’s unequal history with one of the key issues not only of our day, but on
“Meticulously researched, and deftly written, The Engagement has all the thrill of a suspense novel and manages to discuss many fine points of legal procedure without ever becoming
“The author sees more than 200 years of judicial interpretation of fundamental rights as having devolved into a zero sum game, with winners and losers declared by unelected judges, leaving
“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg