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The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty

by John A. Murley & Sean D. Sutton Lexington Books (June 12, 2014)

The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury critiques the Supreme Court’s decisions to allow reduced jury sizes and less than unanimous jury verdicts to determine guilt. John A. Murley and Sean D. Sutton challenges...


Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

by John Paul Stevens Little, Brown and Company (April 22, 2014)

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest...


The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

by Michael McCall, Christina DeJong, Christopher E. Smith & Madhavi M. McCall et al. Lexington Books (November 16, 2011)

By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal...


Justices, Presidents, and Senators: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Bush II

by Henry J. Abraham Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2007)

Totally revised and updated, this classic history of the 110 members of the U.S. Supreme Court addresses the vital questions of why individual justices were nominated to the highest court, how their nominations...


Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare

by Sen. Mike Lee Threshold Editions (June 17, 2013)

An original ebook from the current US senator to Utah, explaining why Chief Justice Roberts was wrong to disregard the Constitution in making his historic and controversial healthcare decision.

uring Chief Justice...


Zones of Twilight: Wartime Presidential Powers and Federal Court Decision Making

by Amanda DiPaolo Lexington Books (December 22, 2009)

Zones of Twilight examines how the federal courts decide wartime cases when rights are limited, arguing that the courts do not use rights-based language but instead decide cases emphasizing the institutional...


Justice Takes a Recess: Judicial Recess Appointments from George Washington to George W. Bush

by Scott E. Graves & Robert M. Howard Lexington Books (May 16, 2009)

Justice Takes a Recess examines why and under what circumstances presidents use the recess appointment power to appoint judges to the Federal courts. The authors show that the use of the recess power upsets...


The Price of Politics: Lessons from Kelo v. City of New London

by Kyle Scott Lexington Books (November 04, 2009)

The Price of Politics examines the historical, political, and legal heritage of the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights to come to grips with modern political developments. Using a cross-disciplinary, multi-methods...


The Political Question Doctrine and the Supreme Court of the United States

by Nada Mourtada-Sabbah & Bruce E. Cain Lexington Books (January 11, 2007)

Historically, the political question doctrine has held the courts from resolving constitutional issues that are better left to other departments of government, as a way of maintaining the system of checks and...


Supreme Court Jurisprudence in Times of National Crisis, Terrorism, and War: A Historical Perspective

by Arthur H. Garrison Lexington Books (May 13, 2011)

This book will provide the reader with a chronological review of the Supreme Court jurisprudence on the Commander-in-Chief power of the President and how the Court developed and enforced the boundaries around...


Laboratory of Justice

by David L. Faigman Henry Holt and Co. (May 01, 2005)

From the American Revolution to the genetic revolution, the U.S. Supreme Court's uneasy attempts to weave science into the Constitution

Suppose that scientists identify a gene that predicts that a person is...


Dred Scott and the Dangers of a Political Court

by Ethan Greenberg Lexington Books (November 25, 2009)

Dred Scott exemplies neither originalism nor aspirationalism gone wrong, as many modern critics now argue. Rather, the Dred Scott Court erred chiefly because the majority gave in to the still-relevant temptation...


The Plot to Destroy Trump

by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch & Roger Stone Skyhorse (July 02, 2019)

“The DEEP STATE conspired to take down TRUMP. This book fills in all the details, and names names. All Patriots need to read it.” Alex Jones, founder, Infowars

With a new afterword, updated from its hardcover...


The Plot to Destroy Trump

by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch & Roger Stone Skyhorse (May 15, 2018)

“The DEEP STATE conspired to take down TRUMP. This book fills in all the details, and names names. All Patriots need to read it.” ?Alex Jones, founder, Infowars

The Plot to Destroy Trump exposes the deep...


American Conspiracies

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell Skyhorse (March 08, 2010)

A New York Times Best Seller!

New York Times bestselling author Jesse Ventura is back with more conspiracies that our government wishes you didn’t know about!

In this explosive account of wrongful acts and ensuing...


The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia

by Howard Schweber, David A. Schultz, Gerard Michael D’Emilio & Mary Welek Atwell et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Many hoped or feared that Antonin Scalia’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1986 would guarantee a conservative counter-revolution that would reverse the liberal jurisprudence of the Supreme Court under...


The Themes That Bind Us

by Gretchen Oltman, Johnna L. Graff & Cynthia Wood Maddux Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

Teaching U.S. Supreme Court cases can be a daunting task for any social studies teacher, but this book can ease that process. Carefully aligned with the NCSS’ Ten Themes, this teacher’s guide provides thirty-two...


The Prohibition Era and Policing

by Wesley M. Oliver Vanderbilt University Press (April 20, 2018)

Legal precedents created during Prohibition have lingered, leaving search-and-seizure law much better defined than limits on police use of force, interrogation practices, or eyewitness identification protocols....


Reproductive Rights in New York and New Jersey

by Jonathan F. Parent Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

New York and New Jersey maintain almost identical laws dealing with abortion, but the process for developing those laws differed in each state. Courts were heavily involved in New Jersey, whereas most policy...


Essential Supreme Court Decisions

by John R. Vile Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2018)

The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 17th edition has been updated...


Confirmation Bias

by Carl Hulse Harper (June 11, 2019)

The Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times presents a richly detailed, news-breaking, and conversation-changing look at the unprecedented political fight to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant...


Judicial Behavior and Policymaking

by Robert J. Hume Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 23, 2018)

Judicial Behavior and Policymaking introduces students to the politics of judging, exploring why judges make the decisions they do, who has the power to influence judicial decision-making, and what the consequences...


The Corruption Chronicles: Obama's Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government

by Tom Fitton Threshold Editions (July 24, 2012)

WASHINGTON’S MOST CORRUPT:  PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

FLOUTING OF FEDERAL LAW * CORRUPTION * VIOLATING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS * TERRORIST TIES * VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD * GOVERNMENT CON GAMES * EXTORTION...


Social Inequality, Criminal Justice, and Race in Tennessee

by Gerald K. Fosten Lexington Books (December 21, 2017)

This book examines the national criminal justice system’s and the state of Tennessee criminal justice system’s policies in terms of how they balance the citizens’ need for prisons with the private sector's...


The Impeachment of Chief Justice David Brock

by John Cerullo & David C. Steelman Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

In the last few decades of the 20th Century, New Hampshire’s judiciary had been substantially reconfigured: constitutional amendments and other measures endorsed by the national judicial-modernization movement...


TIME Supreme Court Decisions

by The Editors of Time Time (September 09, 2016)

TIME Magazine examines important decisions by the Supreme Court.


American Justice 2017

by Kimberly Robinson University of Pennsylvania Press (September 15, 2017)

With the death of associate justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court was plunged into crisis. Refusing to hold hearings or confirm the nominee of a Democratic president almost a year away from a presidential...


The Limits of Judicial Power

by William Lasser The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2017)

Lasser examines in detail four periods during which the Court was widely charged with overstepping its constitutional power: the late 1850s, with the Dred Scott case and its aftermath; the Reconstruction era;...


The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women: From Obstacles to Options

by Nichola D. Gutgold Lexington Books (May 24, 2012)

From 1981 to 2010, the advancements of women in the United States can be seen in the words of the four pioneering women on the Supreme Court. The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women: From Obstacles to Options, by...


The Supreme Court on Unions

by Julius G. Getman ILR Press (May 19, 2016)

Labor unions and courts have rarely been allies. From their earliest efforts to organize, unions have been confronted with hostile judges and antiunion doctrines. In this book, Julius G. Getman argues that while...


Justice Stephen Field's Cooperative Constitution of Liberty

by Adam M. Carrington Lexington Books (June 30, 2017)

This book examines liberty’s Constitutional meaning through the jurisprudence of Justice Stephen Field, one of the late-Nineteenth Century’s most influential Supreme Court Justices. A Lincoln appointee who...


The Price of Justice in America

by Paul Brakke Changemakers Kids (July 15, 2017)

 

THE PRICE OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA features a series of blogs I have written about problems in the criminal justice system and how they might be fixed.  I have been writing these blogs for my website (www.americanjusticethebook.com...


The First Amendment under Fire: America's Radicals, Congress, and the Courts

by Milton Cantor Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2017)

The First Amendment is perhaps the most important—and most debated—amendment in the US Constitution. It establishes freedom of speech, as well as that of religion, the press, peaceable assembly and the right...


Riot that Never Was, The

by James Jackson Baraka Books (October 24, 2011)

A fascinating, methodical investigation into a little-known tragedy shows that truth can prevail even 180 years after the fact.In this “whodunit,” James Jackson is a one-man investigative commission. He...


An Entrenched Legacy

by Patrick M. Garry Penn State University Press (November 22, 2007)

An Entrenched Legacy takes a fresh look at the role of the Supreme Court in our modern constitutional system. Although criticisms of judicial power today often attribute its rise to the activism of justices...


The Supreme Court

by Jeffrey Rosen & Thirteen/WNET Henry Holt and Co. (January 09, 2007)

A leading Supreme Court expert recounts the personal and philosophical rivalries that forged our nation's highest court and continue to shape our daily lives

The Supreme Court is the most mysterious branch of...


Becoming Justice Blackmun

by Linda Greenhouse Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2007)

A Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent with unprecedented access to the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court chronicles the personal transformation of a legendary justice

From 1970 to 1994, Justice Harry...


American Justice 2016: The Political Supreme Court

by Lincoln Caplan University of Pennsylvania Press (September 30, 2016)

When the Democrat-appointed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, she triggered concerns about judicial ethics. But the political concerns were even more serious....


The U.S. Supreme Court and the Domestic Force of International Human Rights Law

by Stephen A. Simon Lexington Books (July 25, 2016)

This book examines the debate over the domestic force of international human rights law through the U.S. Supreme Court’s jurisprudence. By approaching the topic from the justices’ vantage point, the analysis...


United States Supreme Court: Original Jurisdiction Cases and Materials

by Gordon L. Weil Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 29, 2016)

These three volumes contain the only collection of all substantive decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court under its original jurisdiction. This is a unique publication.

Under the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme...


Legal Science in the Early Republic: The Origins of American Legal Thought and Education

by Steven J. Macias Lexington Books (May 31, 2016)

This work of legal history explores the intellectual underpinnings of law in the early republic by examining the thought of scientifically minded legal scholars. It understands legal science as a coherent jurisprudential...


American Constitutionalism, Marriage, and the Family: Obergefell v. Hodges and U.S. v. Windsor in Context

by David Ramsey, Patrick N. Cain, Lauren Hall & Stephen A. Block et al. Lexington Books (April 21, 2016)

This volume will be among the first to examine the Supreme Court’s rulings in U.S. v. Windsor (2013) and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) in light of its earlier rulings while also incorporating several prominent...


John Paul Stevens: Defender of Rights in Criminal Justice

by Christopher E. Smith Lexington Books (October 22, 2015)

This book examines how Justice John Paul Stevens served as an exceptionally important defender of rights in criminal justice during his thirty-five year Supreme Court career. It examines his life experiences...


My Own Words

by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett & Wendy W. Williams Simon & Schuster (October 04, 2016)

The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one...


The Courage of Their Convictions

by Peter H. Irons Simon & Schuster (July 05, 2016)

The Courage of their Convictions cites sixteen landmark civil liberties cases and the individuals who challenged laws that they felt impinged upon their personal freedom and who took their battles to the nation’s...


American Justice 2015: The Dramatic Tenth Term of the Roberts Court

by Steven V. Mazie University of Pennsylvania Press (September 29, 2015)

American Justice 2015 is the indispensable guide to the fourteen most controversial and divisive cases decided by the Supreme Court in the 2014-15 term, touching on issues such as as free speech, race and equality,...