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Reinventing the Practice of Law Edited by Professor Luz HerreraReinventing the Practice of Law brings together in one volume in-depth descriptions of innovations in law practice that are increasing access to affordable, high quality personal legal services. Drawing on years of experience, the authors of each chapter address the practical, ethical, and business dimensions of new ways of providing legal advice and assistance. The book is essential reading for solo and small firm lawyers, leaders of state access to justice efforts and legal profession and...

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The Federalist Society: How Conservatives took the Law back from Liberals by Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin"Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin have written a compelling book about how the Federalist Society came to prominence, its tremendous influence in Republican presidential administrations especially in the selection of judges, and its conservative ideology on major issues of constitutional law. It is a story of how ideas, money, and careful planning came together to change the legal landscape. This well-written book is a must read for all who...

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Union & States’ Rights: A History and Interpretation of Interposition, Nullification, and Secession 150 Years after Sumter Edited by Neil H. CoganFrom the 1770s, through the Confederate states’ secession, and continuing until now, a central issue of governance is state power to object to, cancel, or be immune from federal law. The issue is fervently debated in the political arena by Tea Party efforts to limit federal intervention in education and health care; and the nullification movement efforts to prevent federal gun control and marijuana regulations....

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The South China Sea Arbitration: A Chinese Perspective by Stefan Talmon and Bing Bing JiaThis book aims to offer a (not the) Chinese perspective on some of the issues to be decided by the [United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea] Tribunal and thus to assist the Tribunal in meeting its obligations under the Convention. The book does not set out the official position of the Chinese government, but is rather to serve as a kind of amicus curiae brief advancing possible legal arguments on behalf of the absent respondent. The book does not deal with the...

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The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America by Gerald HorneThe successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown, by showing that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans...

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Sketching Guantanamo: Court Sketches of the Military Tribunals, 2006-2013 by Janet HamlinThe United States government does not allow photographs of the military trials at Guantanamo, but beginning in 2006, Janet Hamlin went to Guantanamo as a courtroom sketch artist to serve as a visual witness to the courtroom proceedings and provide worldwide media with artwork drawn during them. She has been the only sketch artist covering these trials from 2006 to the present time. - See more at the publisher’s website:...

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The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution by John W. ComptonThe New Deal is often said to represent a sea change in American constitutional history, overturning a century of precedent to permit an expanded federal government, increased regulation of the economy, and eroded property protections. John Compton offers a surprising revision of this familiar narrative, showing that nineteenth-century evangelical Protestants, not New Deal reformers, paved the way for the most important constitutional developments of the twentieth century. –...

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The Global War for Internet Governance by Laura DeNardisThe Internet has transformed the manner in which information is exchanged and business is conducted, arguably more than any other communication development in the past century. Despite its wide reach and powerful global influence, it is a medium uncontrolled by any one centralized system, organization, or governing body, a reality that has given rise to all manner of free-speech issues and cybersecurity concerns. The conflicts surrounding Internet governance are the new spaces where political and economic...

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Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880 - 1915 by Susan D. CarleSince its founding in 1910--the same year as another national organization devoted to the economic and social welfare aspects of race advancement, the National Urban League--the NAACP has been viewed as the vanguard national civil rights organization in American history. But these two flagship institutions were not the first important national organizations devoted to advancing the cause of racial justice. Instead, it was even earlier groups -- including the National...

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Poverty and the International Economic Legal System: Duties to the World’s Poor. Edited by Krista Nadakavukaren SchererWith a focus on how trade, foreign investment, commercial arbitration and financial regulation rules affect impoverished individuals, Poverty and the International Economic Legal System examines the relationship between the legal rules of the international economic law system and states' obligations to reduce poverty. The contributors include leading practitioners, practice-oriented scholars and legal theorists, who discuss the human...

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