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Crime and Justice, Volume 45
Sentencing Policies and Practices in Western Countries: Comparative and Cross-National Perspectives
"Sentencing Policies and Practices in Western Countries: Comparative and Cross-national Perspectives" is the forty-fifth addition to the Crime and Justice series. Contributors include Thomas Weigend on criminal sentencing in Germany since 2000; Julia...
What is the Sharia?
In the West, "sharia" often calls to mind antiquated laws founded upon gender discrimination and barbaric punishments. In the East, for some it means the ideal standards by which Muslims strive to live; for others, it is the greatest obstacle to mode...
Soul of the First Amendment
Why Freedom of Speech Matters
A lively and controversial overview by the nation's most celebrated First Amendment lawyer of the unique protections for freedom of speech in America.
The right of Americans to voice their beliefs without government approval or oversight is protecte...
Criminalization of Abortion in the West
Its Origins in Medieval Law
Anyone who wants to understand how abortion has been treated historically in the western legal tradition must first come to terms with two quite different but interrelated historical trajectories. On one hand, there is the ancient Judeo-Christian con...
When Free Exercise and Nonestablishment Conflict
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution begins: "Congress shall make no law reflecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". Taken as a whole, this statement has the aim of separating church and state,...
Rights on Trial
How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality
ISBN: PB: 9780226466859,
ISBN: HB: 9780226466712,
University of Chicago Press
15.2x22.9 cm, 2 halftones, 7 line drawings, 10 tables
Gerry Handley faced years of blatant race-based harassment before he filed a complaint against his employer: racist jokes, signs reading "KKK" in his work area, and even questions from coworkers as to whether he had sex with his daughter as slaves su...
Supreme Court Review 2016
For more than fifty years, "The Supreme Court Review" has won acclaim for providing a sustained and authoritative survey of the implications of the Court's most significant decisions. "The Supreme Court Review" is an in-depth annual critique of the S...
Defaming the Dead
Do the dead have rights In a persuasive argument, Don Herzog makes the case that the deceased's interests should be protected.
This is a delightfully deceptive works that start out with a simple, seemingly arcane question – can you libel or slander...
Marriage and the Law in the Age of Khubilai Khan
Cases from the "Yuan dianzhang"
The Mongol conquest of China in the thirteenth century and Khubilai Khan's founding of the Yuan dynasty brought together under one government people of different languages, religions, and social customs. Chinese law evolved rapidly to accommodate the...