Legal History

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When Charlie Met Joan

The Tragedy of the Chaplin Trials and the Failings of American Law

Exploring the lasting impacts of the Little Tramp’s real-life courtroom drama

Baby Ninth Amendments

How Americans Embraced Unenumerated Rights and Why It Matters

How states have adapted and used "Baby Ninth" Amendments to protect individual liberties

While Waiting for Rain

Community, Economy, and Law in a Time of Change

How innovation will save the United States—and Buffalo—from economic decline

The Discovery of the Fact

Lively investigation of the role of legal institutions in shaping notions of fact from classical Greece and Roman, and beyond

Keeping Hold of Justice

Encounters between Law and Colonialism

Colonialism is a structural injustice embedded in law; what possibilities for justice remain?

Stringfellow Acid Pits

The Toxic and Legal Legacy

Before Erin Brockovich, there was Penny Newman and the fight for the biggest toxic waste lawsuit in California history

Selma and the Liuzzo Murder Trials

The First Modern Civil Rights Convictions

A fascinating examination of the Viola Liuzzo trials, with a foreword by Ari Berman

Mrs. Shipley's Ghost

The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watchlists

An engaging exploration of the legal and policy questions surrounding U.S. national security and international travel

Faith in Paper

The Ethnohistory and Litigation of Upper Great Lakes Indian Treaties

A comprehensive reference on the litigation of Indian treaty rights in the upper Great Lakes region

The Lying Brain

Lie Detection in Science and Science Fiction

A cultural history of deception detection from science to science fiction

Judges and Unjust Laws

Common Law Constitutionalism and the Foundations of Judicial Review

Are judges legally obligated to enforce an unjust law?

Cross Purposes

Pierce v. Society of Sisters and the Struggle over Compulsory Public Education

Do parents have the right to determine how their children should be educated?