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The Laws of Innkeepers
For Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, and Clubs
John E.H. Sherry



Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics
Bonnie Honig
In this book, Bonnie Honig rethinks that established relation between politics and political theory. From liberal to communitarian to republican, political theorists of opposing positions often treat political theory less as an exploration of politics...



Regulating Privacy
Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe and the United States
Colin J. Bennett, Colin Bennett
The information revolution has brought with it the technology for easily collecting personal information about individuals, a facility that inherently threatens personal privacy. Colin J. Bennett here examines political responses to the data protection issue in four Western democracies, comparing legislation that the United States, Britain...



Lawyers' Ideals/Lawyers' Practices
Transformations in the American Legal Profession
The last two decades have brought unprecedented changes in the practice of law in America. Lawyers have been forced to evaluate self-consciously what they do and why. This collection of eight essays examines the relationship between these changes and...



Racism and Justice
The Case for Affirmative Action
Gertrude Ezorsky
Affirmative action: does it really counteract racism? Is it morally justifiable? In her timely and tough-minded book, Gertrude Ezorsky addresses these central issues in the ongoing controversy surrounding affirmative action, and comes up with...



Making All the Difference
Inclusion, Exclusion, and American Law
Martha Minow
Martha Minow takes a hard look at the way our legal system functions in dealing with people on the basis of race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, and disability.



Praying for Justice
Faith, Order, and Community in an American Town
Carol J. Greenhouse
Anthropologist Carol J. Greenhouse offers an ethnographic study of attitudes toward conflict and law in a predominantly white, middle-class, suburban, principally Southern Baptist community.



History and Power in the Study of Law
New Directions in Legal Anthropology
Building on earlier work in the anthropology of law and taking a critical stance toward it, June Starr and Jane F. Collier ask, "Should social anthropologists continue to isolate the ‘legal’ as a separate field of study?" To answer this question, they confront critics of legal anthropology who suggest that the subfield is dying and advocate a...



The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy
John Agresto
In The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy John Agresto traces the development of American judicial power, paying close attention to what he views as the very real threat of judicial supremacy. Agresto examines the role of the judiciary in a...



Equality under the Constitution
Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment
Judith A. Baer
The principle of equality embedded in the Declaration of Independence and reaffirmed in the Constitution does not distinguish between individuals according to their capacities or merits. It is written into these documents to ensure that each and every person enjoys equal respect and equal rights. Judith Baer maintains, however, that in fact...



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