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First: Sandra Day O'Connor
Thomas, Evan
(Hardcover)

74% off list price of $32.00

She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her law school class in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O’Connor’s st...


The Great Dissent
Healy, Thomas
(Paperback)

78% off list price of $20.00

No right seems more fundamental to American life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the twentieth century that freedom was still an unfulfilled promise, with Americans regularly imprisoned merely for speaking out against government policies. Indeed, free speech as we know it comes less from th...


Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowen
Manso, Peter
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $17.00

In January 2002, forty-six-year-old Christa Worthington was found stabbed to death in the kitchen of her Cape Cod cottage, her curly-haired toddler clutching her body. A former Vassar girl and scion of a prominent local family, Christa had abandoned a glamorous career as a fashion writer for a si...


Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work
Thomas, Gillian
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $18.00

Gillian Thomas's Because of Sex tells the story of how one law, our highest court, and a few tenacious women changed the American workplace forever. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act revolutionized the lives of America’s working women, making it illegal to discriminate “because of sex.” But ...


The Case Against the Supreme Court
Chemerinsky, Erwin
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $18.00

Both historically and in the present, the Supreme Court has largely been a failure.In this devastating book, Erwin Chemerinsky shows how, case by case, for over two centuries, the hallowed Court has been far more likely to uphold government abuses of power than to stop them. Drawing on a wealth o...


Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took On Washington
Miller, Patricia
(Hardcover)

67% off list price of $28.00

In Bringing Down the Colonel, the journalist Patricia Miller tells the story of Madeline Pollard, an unlikely nineteenth-century women’s rights crusader. After an affair with a prominent politician left her “ruined,” Pollard brought the man - and the hypocrisy of America’s control of women’s sexu...


Becoming Justice Blackmun
Greenhouse, Linda
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $17.00

In this acclaimed biography, Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times draws back the curtain on America's most private branch of government, the Supreme Court. Greenhouse was the first print reporter to have access to the extensive archives of Justice Harry A. Blackmun (1908-99), the man behind num...


Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
Cohen, Adam
(Paperback)

66% off list price of $18.00

In 1927, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in American history. In Imbeciles, bestselling author Adam Cohen exposes the court’s decision to allow the sterilization of a young woman it wrongly thought to be "feeb...


Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times
Paul, Joel Richard
(Hardcover)

69% off list price of $30.00

The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States.No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to pre...


The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany
King, David
(Paperback)

68% off list price of $18.95

The Trial of Adolf Hitler tells the true story of the monumental criminal proceeding that thrust Hitler into the limelight after the failed beer hall putsch, provided him with an unprecedented stage for his demagoguery, and set him on his improbable path to power. Reporters from as far away as Ar...


The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right
Graetz, Michael J.
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $30.00

When Richard Nixon campaigned for the presidency in 1968 he promised to change the Supreme Court. With four appointments to the court, including Warren E. Burger as the chief justice, he did just that. In 1969, the Burger Court succeeded the famously liberal Warren Court, which had significantly ...


Breaking In
Biskupic, Joan
(Hardcover)

91% off list price of $26.00

A biography of the first Latina Supreme Court justice, appointed in 2009 by President Obama, describes her journey to the federal bench, following her childhood in a Bronx housing project to Princeton University, Yale Law School and beyond.


Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
Cohen, Adam
(Hardcover)

67% off list price of $28.00

One of America's great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court's infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of "undesirable" citizens the law of the land   New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles of one of the darkest moments in the A...


Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times
Paul, Joel Richard
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $17.00

The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States.No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to pre...


The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America
Rosen, Jeffrey
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $15.00

Jeffrey Rosen recounts the history of the Supreme Court through the personal and philosophical rivalries that have transformed the law - and by extension, our lives. With studies of four crucial conflicts - Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson; post-Civil War justices John M...


The Law Book
Roffer, Michael H.
(Hardcover)

52% off list price of $29.95

Which was the last country to abolish slavery? Which is the only amendment to the U.S. Constitution ever to be repealed? How did King Henry II of England provide a procedural blueprint for criminal law?These are just a few of the thought-provoking questions addressed in this beautifully illustrat...


Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature
Smith, Jordan Fisher
(Hardcover)

82% off list price of $28.00

The fascinating story of a trial that opened a window onto the century-long battle to control nature in the national parks.  When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions abou...


Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court
Greenburg, Jan Crawford
(Paperback)

72% off list price of $16.00

Drawing on unprecedented access to the Supreme Court justices themselves and their inner circles, acclaimed ABC News legal correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg offers an explosive newsbreaking account of one of the most momentous political watersheds in American history. From the series of Republ...


Dissent and the Supreme Court: Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue
Urofsky, Melvin I.
(Hardcover)

69% off list price of $35.00

In his major work, acclaimed historian and judicial authority Melvin Urofsky examines the great dissents throughout the Court's long history. Constitutional dialogue is one of the ways in which we as a people reinvent and reinvigorate our democratic society. The Supreme Court has interpreted the ...


Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind
Watson, Bruce
(Softcover)

72% off list price of $16.00

In this groundbreaking narrative of one of America’s most divisive trials and executions, award-winning journalist Bruce Watson mines deep archives and newly available sources to paint the most complete portrait available of the "good shoemaker" and the "poor fish peddler." Opening with an explos...


Law of the Jungle
Barrett, Paul M.
(Hardcover)

87% off list price of $26.00

The gripping story of one American lawyer's obsessive crusade - waged at any cost - against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest. Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsui...


On Democracy's Doorstep
Smith, J. Douglas
(Hardcover)

87% off list price of $35.00

The inside story of the Supreme Court decisions that brought true democracy to the United States As chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Earl Warren is most often remembered for landmark rulings in favor of desegregation and the rights of the accused. But Warren himself identified a lesser ...


Breaking In - The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice
Biskupic, Joan
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $15.00

"I knew she'd be trouble." So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution, with gentle parodies of the justices performed by their law clerks, but this year Soto...


Never Too Late: A Prosecutor's Story of Justice in the Medgar Evars Case
Delaughter, Bobby
(Paperback)

45% off list price of $21.95

Overview not currently availableNOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


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