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Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8432-3 (0-8129-8432-3)

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the... Read more >

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Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9392-9 (0-8129-9392-6)

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the... Read more >

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What's God Got to Do with It?
Robert Ingersoll on Free Thought, Honest Talk and the Separation of Church and State
Edited by Tim Page


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: August 16, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-096-3 (1-58642-096-8)

Robert Ingersoll (1833—1899) is one of the great lost figures in United States history, all but forgotten at just the time America needs him most. An outspoken and unapologetic agnostic, fervent champion of the separation of church and state, and tireless advocate of the rights of women and African Americans, he... Read more >

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The Guilt Project
Rape, Morality and Law
Written by Vanessa Place


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-264-7 (1-59051-264-2)

An English court in 1736 described rape as an accusation “easily to be made and hard to be proved, and harder to be defended by the party accused, though never so innocent.” To prove the crime, the law required a woman to physically resist, to put up a “hue and cry,”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage
Valuing All Families under the Law
Written by Nancy D. Polikoff and Michael Bronski


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 1, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4433-9 (0-8070-4433-4)

Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage reframes the family-rights debate by arguing that marriage shouldn’t bestow special legal privileges upon couples because people, both heterosexual and LGBT, live in a variety of relationships-including unmarried couples of any sexual orientation, single-parent households, extended biological family units, and myriad other familial configurations. Nancy D... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Exporting Democracy
The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea
Written by Bob Rae


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7290-1 (0-7710-7290-2)

The way most Western politicians talk, democracy is the pinnacle of civilization, the best political system there is. Many think it’s the system the rest of the world ought to adopt. Bob Rae is not one of them. He is too well informed about the difficulties and dangers of implanting democracy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Country for All
An Immigrant Manifesto
Written by Jorge Ramos


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47554-1 (0-307-47554-9)

For decades, fixing the United States’ broken immigration system has been one of the most urgent challenges facing our country, and time and time again, politicians have passed the buck. With anti-immigrant sentiment rising around the country, as evidenced by the passage of a controversial new law in Arizona, it is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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In the Place of Justice
A Story of Punishment and Redemption
Written by Wilbert Rideau


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27730-5 (0-307-27730-5)

Wilbert Rideau, an award-winning journalist who spent forty-four years in prison, delivers a remarkable memoir of crime, punishment, and ultimate triumph.

After killing a bank teller in a moment of panic during a botched robbery, Wilbert Rideau was sentenced to death at the age of nineteen. He spent several years on... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Tyranny of Good Intentions
How Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice
Written by Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39606-8 (0-307-39606-1)

"A devastating indictment of our current system of justice and a call to arms to restore hard-earned protections of human freedom that are now routinely violated by government officials"
—Milton Friedman

"The Tyranny of Good Intentions is a bold defense of our fundamental freedoms. It demonstrates that government oppression is not a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Tyrannicide Brief
The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold
Written by Geoffrey Robertson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38637-3 (0-307-38637-6)

Charles I waged civil wars that cost one in ten Englishmen their lives. But in 1649 Parliament was hard put to find a lawyer with the skill and daring to prosecute a king who claimed to be above the law. In the end, they chose the radical lawyer John Cooke, whose... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

A Woman Scorned

Written by Peggy Sanday


Format: eBook, 338 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 14, 2011
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-80209-5 (0-307-80209-4)

2011 Edition with a New Afterword by the author

The venerable and often misquoted phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" continues to haunt American women who accuse men of sexual harassment and rape. In this bracing study of American sexual culture and the politics of acquaintance rape, anthropologist Peggy... Read more >

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In Our Own Best Interest
How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All
Written by William Schulz


Format: Trade Paperback, 262 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 11, 2002
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0227-8 (0-8070-0227-5)

Sierra Leone, Kosovo, East Timor, the Bronx. The nightly news brings vivid images into our homes of the mistreatment of people all over the world. In the secure comfort of our living rooms, we may feel sympathetic to the victims of these atrocities but far removed from them. “What does all... Read more >

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The Edges of the Field
Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership
Written by Joseph William Singer


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 11, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0439-5 (0-8070-0439-1)

In The Edges of the Field Harvard law professor Joseph William Singer offers a brilliant and cogent look at America’s complex relation to property and ownership. Incorporating examples as far-reaching as the experience of Malden Mills owner and Polartec manufacturer Aaron Feuerstein, the Torah, and the musical Rent, Singer reminds us... Read more >

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Free Speech in an Open Society

Written by Rodney A. Smolla


Format: Trade Paperback, 444 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 1993
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74213-5 (0-679-74213-1)

This grand tour of First Amendment law underlines the intimate connection between free expression and democratic values as it leads us through the most treacherous and emotionally charged cases in American jurisprudence.

“Intellectually venturesome. . . .”—The New York Times Book Review

“A clear-headed guide through difficult terrain... Well-written, firm in its... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Written by Bryan Stevenson


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9452-0 (0-8129-9452-3)

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
 
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to... Read more >

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Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Written by Rodger Streitmatter


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0334-3 (0-8070-0334-4)

For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty—sometimes as many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Nine
Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Written by Jeffrey Toobin


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9679-4 (1-4000-9679-0)

In The Nine, acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important—and secret—legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. An institution at a moment of transition, the Court now stands at... Read more >

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The Oath
The Obama White House and The Supreme Court
Written by Jeffrey Toobin


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39071-4 (0-307-39071-3)

A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction

From the moment Chief Justice Roberts botched Barack Obama's oath of office, the relationship between the Court and the White House has been a fraught one. Grappling with issues as diverse as campaign finance, abortion, and the right to bear arms, the Roberts court has... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Oath
The Obama White House and The Supreme Court
Written by Jeffrey Toobin


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-52720-0 (0-385-52720-9)

From the prizewinning author of The Nine, a gripping insider's account of the momentous ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration.

From the moment John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, blundered through the Oath of Office at Barack Obama's inauguration, the relationship between the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Too Close to Call
The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election
Written by Jeffrey Toobin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76107-2 (0-375-76107-1)

From the best-selling author of A Vast Conspiracy and The Run of His Life comes Too Close to Call—the definitive story of the Bush-Gore presidential recount. A political and legal analyst of unparalleled journalistic skill, Jeffrey Toobin is the ideal writer to distill the events of the thirty-six anxiety-filled days that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Convicted in the Womb

Written by Carl Upchurch


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 4, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37520-6 (0-553-37520-2)

Convicted in the Womb is an explosive look at racial injustice in America. Carl Upchurch, executive director of the Council for Urban Peace and Justice, organizer of the landmark Gang Summit — former felon, tells of how he overcame a youth that epitomized the tragedy of inner-city America to become a... Read more >

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The Odd Clauses
Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
Written by Jay Wexler


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0089-2 (0-8070-0089-2)

An innovative, insightful, often humorous look at the Constitution’s lesser-known clauses, offering a fresh perspective on the document’s relevance today

For a variety of reasons, many of the Constitution’s more obscure passages never make it to any court and therefore never make headlines or even law school classrooms, which teach from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Odd Clauses
Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
Written by Jay Wexler


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0090-8 (0-8070-0090-6)

An innovative, insightful, and often humorous look at the Constitution’s lesser-known clauses, offering a fresh approach to understanding our democracy.

In this captivating and witty book, Jay Wexler draws on his extensive background in constitutional law to shine a much-deserved light on some of the Constitution’s lesser-known parts. For a variety of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Holy Hullabaloos
A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars
Written by Jay D. Wexler


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0044-1 (0-8070-0044-2)

After ten years spent riddling over the intricacies of church/state law from the ivory tower, law professor Jay Wexler decided it was high time to hit the road to learn what really happened in some of the most controversial Supreme Court cases involving this hot-button issue. In Holy Hullabaloos, he takes... Read more >

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The Fall of the House of Zeus
The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer
Written by Curtis Wilkie


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46071-4 (0-307-46071-1)

The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against “Big Tobacco” and the asbestos industries. He was hailed... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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