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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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Hunting Season
Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town
Written by Mirta Ojito


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0181-3 (0-8070-0181-3)

In November 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, was attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers as he walked the streets of the Long Island village of Patchogue accompanied by a childhood friend. The attackers were out “hunting for beaners.” Chasing, harassing, and assaulting defenseless “beaners”–their slur for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Last Man Standing
The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt
Written by Jack Olsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49368-0 (0-385-49368-1)

Geronimo Pratt did not commit the murder for which he served twenty-seven nightmarish years. As a UCLA student, though, he had led the Los Angeles Chapter of the Black Panther Party, and became a target of the FBI. Here is the spellbinding saga of Pratt, his heroic lawyers, Johnnie Cochran and... Read more >

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Turning Stones
My Days and Nights with Children at Risk A Caseworker's Story
Written by Marc Parent


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91235-5 (0-449-91235-3)

These are the riveting and disturbing true stories of a child welfare caseworker's years on the job. For four years, Marc Parent was a respected case worker in New York City's Emergency Children's Services, a city agency created to investigate cases of abused children. Parent was devoted, and witnessed bravery as... Read more >

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The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0341-1 (0-8070-0341-7)

An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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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 and a trade paperback.

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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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The Little Book of Plagiarism

Written by Richard A. Posner


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 16, 2007
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42475-5 (0-375-42475-X)

A concise, lively, and bracing exploration of an issue bedeviling our cultural landscape–plagiarism in literature, academia, music, art, and film–by one of our most influential and controversial legal scholars. Best-selling novelists J. K. Rowling and Dan Brown, popular historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Stephen Ambrose, Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, first... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Trials of Maria Barbella
The True Story of a 19th-Century Crime of Passion
Written by Idanna Pucci


Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77604-8 (0-679-77604-4)

In 1895, an Italian seamstress in New York was accused of killing the man who had raped her, promised to marry her, and was about to abandon her. Following a sensational trial conducted in a language she could not understand, Maria Barbella, at the age of twenty-two, became the first woman... Read more >

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The Supreme Court

Written by William H. Rehnquist


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70861-9 (0-375-70861-8)

The Supreme Court begins with the personal story of William Rehnquist's introduction to the Court as a law clerk to Justice Robert Jackson in 1952. From there it describes the Court's early evolution and function in our small, young democracy. Finally, it explains how the Court operates today.

Using biographical sketches... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Laws of War
A Comprehensive Collection of Primary Documents on International Laws Governing
Written by Michael Reisman


Format: Trade Paperback, 484 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73712-4 (0-679-73712-X)

Edited and with an Introduction and Commentary by W. Michael Reisman and Chris T. Antoniou, The Laws of  War contains extensive excerpts from treaties and authoritative judgments, including the Charter of the United Nations, the Geneva and Hague Conventions and Protocols, the Covenant of the League of Nations, and many other documents... Read more >

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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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Essential Torah
A Complete Guide to the Five Books of Moses
Written by George Robinson


Format: Hardcover, 624 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4186-0 (0-8052-4186-8)

Whether you are thinking about studying the Bible for the first time or you’re simply curious about its history and contents, you will find everything you need in Essential Torah. George Robinson, author of the acclaimed Essential Judaism, begins by recounting the various theories of the origins of the Torah and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Unwanted Gaze
The Destruction of Privacy in America
Written by Jeffrey Rosen


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76520-2 (0-679-76520-4)

The Unwanted Gaze is an important book about one of the most pressing issues of our day: how changes in technology and the law have combined to demolish our rights of privacy, and what we can and must do to re-secure them.

In this groundbreaking and unflinching book, Jeffrey Rosen examines the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The New Digital Age
Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
Written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95713-9 (0-307-95713-6)

In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected—a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness.

Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley’s great leaders... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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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Finding Fernanda
Two Mothers, One Child, and a Cross-Border Search for Truth
Written by Erin Siegal


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0185-1 (0-8070-0185-6)

The dramatic story of how an American housewife discovered that the Guatemalan child she was about to adopt had been stolen from her birth mother

Over the last decade, nearly 200,000 children have been adopted into the United States, 25,000 of whom came from Guatemala. Finding Fernanda, a dramatic true story paired... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
A Novel
Written by Elizabeth L. Silver


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34745-7 (0-385-34745-6)

At just twenty-five, Noa P. Singleton was confined to death row, awaiting execution for the murder of her father's pregnant girlfriend. As the months pass and her execution date gets closer, Noa is visited by the mother of her victim, a high-powered attorney, who has other plans for her. Exploring dark...

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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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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Written by Rebecca Skloot


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5218-9 (1-4000-5218-1)

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine’s Communication Award for Best Book
Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Wellcome Trust Book Prize

Named by more than 60 critics as one of the best books of 2010,
including:
Best Book of... Read more >

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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80483-9 (0-345-80483-X)

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an... Read more >

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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59488-4 (0-307-59488-2)

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an... Read more >

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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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The Trial of Socrates

Written by I.F. Stone


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1989
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26032-9 (0-385-26032-6)

In unraveling the long-hidden issues of the most famous free speech case of all time, noted author I.F. Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek history to present an engaging and rewarding introduction to classical antiquity and its relevance to society today. The New York Times called... Read more >

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Power Failure
The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron
Written by Mimi Swartz and Sherron Watkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1368-3 (0-7679-1368-X)

“A lucid account of the Enron debacle that may be the best informed and best written to date.” —Andrew Hill, Financial Times

Written by prizewinning journalist Mimi Swartz, and substantially based on the revelations of former Enron vice-president Sherron Watkins, as well as hundreds of other interviews, Power Failure is the fascinating... Read more >
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