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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...



The Supreme Court and the Commander in Chief
Clinton Lawrence Rossiter
A concise treatment of presidential power by a brilliant writer is once again made available with the reissue of this book, first published in 1951.



Treason by Words
Literature, Law, and Rebellion in Shakespeare's England
Rebecca Lemon
Lemon investigates the remarkable phrase, "treason by words," both as a legal charge and as a cultural event under the Tudor monarchy.



Violence against Women
Philosophical Perspectives
This is the first anthology to take a theoretical look at violence against women. Each essay shows how philosophy provides a powerful tool for examining a difficult and deep-rooted social problem. Stanley G. French, Wanda Teays, and Laura M. Purdy...



Welfare's End
Gwendolyn Mink
With its analysis of the thirty-year campaign to reform and ultimately to end welfare, Gwendolyn Mink's book is a searing indictment of anti-welfare politicians' assault on poor mothers. Mink charges that the basic elements of the welfare policy...



Who Qualifies for Rights?
Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Civil Commitment
Judith Lynn Failer
When does a person become disqualified for some or all of the rights associated with full citizenship? Who does qualify for rights? When mental health workers took Joyce Brown from her "home" on a New York City sidewalk and hospitalized her against...



Zoned in the USA
The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation
Sonia A. Hirt
Sonia A. Hirt argues that zoning laws are among the important but understudied reasons for the cross-continental differences between Europe and the United States



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