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Featured Titles for July 2017
Call Number: KF4545.S5F43 2017
Publication Date: 2017-07-15
This comparative study looks at the laws concerning the murder of slaves by their masters and at how these laws were implemented. Andrew T. Fede cites a wide range of cases—across time, place, and circumstance—to illuminate legal, judicial, and other complexities surrounding this regrettably common occurrence. These laws had evolved to limit in different ways the masters’ rights to severely punish and even kill their slaves while protecting valuable enslaved people, understood as 'property' from wanton destruction by hirers, overseers, and poor whites who did not own slaves.
The Constitutional Dimension of Contract Law
Call Number: KZ1266.C66 2017
Publication Date: 2017-04-13
Delving into the interplay between human rights policies, constitutional law, and contract law from both theoretical and practical perspectives, this first volume of a two-book collection offers a totally new reappraisal of the subject by gathering a collection of essays written by contract law scholars from Europe, South Africa, Canada, and Australia. Instead of providing the reader with a sterile compilation of positivistic norms and policies on the impact of fundamental rights and constitutional law issues on contract law's development, the authors build on their personal experience to analyse specific topics related to contracting that include a constitutional dimension. The book fills an important void in comparative law scholarship and in so doing represents the starting point for further debate on the subject.
Privatization of Warfare
Call Number: KZ6418.5.D84 2016
Publication Date: 2016-02-22
While many texts focus only on existing or proposed legislation, this book analyses the public perception of private military companies (PMCs) and how their use by states affects how the general public perceives state legitimacy of monopolizing force. [Subject: Politics, Military Studies]
Forfeiture, Conspiracy, Venue
Call Number: KF9205.6.F67 2011
Publication Date: 2011-04-01
This book examines U.S. federal crime law with a focus on the law enforcement tool of forfeiture; federal conspiracy law and venue. Forfeiture redirects property worth hundreds of millions of dollars from criminal to lawful uses. Federal conspiracy laws rest on the belief that criminal schemes are equally or more reprehensible than the substantive offences to which they are devoted. Additionally, federal law promises criminal defendants a proper venue, that is, trial in the district in which the federal crime was committed.
How Failed Attempts to Amend the Constitution Mobilize Political Change
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Since the Constitution's ratification, members of Congress, following Article V, have proposed approximately twelve thousand amendments, and states have filed several hundred petitions with Congress for the convening of a constitutional convention. Only twenty-seven amendments have been approved in 225 years. Why do members of Congress continue to introduce amendments at a pace of almost two hundred a year? This book is a demonstration of how social reformers and politicians have used the amendment process to achieve favorable political results even as their proposed amendments have failed to be adopted.