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Presidential Accountability in Wartime

President Bush, the Treatment of Detainees, and the Laws of War

Examines how and why holding US presidents accountable for war crimes is an obligatory but impossible task in the American constitutional system

Making Endless War

The Vietnam and Arab-Israeli Conflicts in the History of International Law

How two conflicts have shaped the relationship between law and war since 1945

The Limits to Union

Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Civil Rights

Offers a case study of the same-sex marriage debate in Hawaii to discuss wider questions of political import

Strangers to the Law

Gay People on Trial

Describes the legal challenge to the Colorado anti-gay civil rights initiative

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

Peace, Preference, and Property

Return Migration after Violent Conflict

A bottom-up analysis of what displaced people need rather than what states want

The United States and International Law

Paradoxes of Support across Contemporary Issues

Why U.S. support for international law is so inconsistent

The Art of Getting More Back in Diplomacy

Negotiation Lessons from North Korea, China, Libya, and the United Nations

Why boardroom diplomacy fails

Lawyers Beyond Borders

Advancing International Human Rights Through Local Laws and Courts

How American human rights lawyers fight for justice in U.S. Courts for international victims of violence

Remoteness Reconsidered

The Atacama Desert and International Law

When the margin IS the center, perspectives shift

Democracy and Deliberation

The Law and Politics of Sex Offender Legislation

Balancing law and rights in sex offender legislation

The Truth Machines

Policing, Violence, and Scientific Interrogations in India

Interrogation as a site of state sanctioned torture and violence

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

The Jurisprudence of Emergency

Colonialism and the Rule of Law

With a new Foreword by Antony Anghie and Preface by Austin Sarat

The tension between the ideology of liberty and government by law in British India shaped the development of colonial rule, and thus, Western legality

Punishment and Political Order

An incisive, eminently readable study of the evolving relationship between punishment and social order

Judging Justice

How Victim Witnesses Evaluate International Courts

Shows how witness experiences of testimony give credence to perceptions of justice in international courts

Archiving Sovereignty

Law, History, Violence

An account of how courts repeat historical fictions that maintain sources of sovereign power.

Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea

Does the gun lobby threaten the democratic institutions safeguarding individual liberty in America?

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

Curating Community

Museums, Constitutionalism, and the Taming of the Political

Reconsiders complex questions about how we imagine ourselves and our political communities


The Chief Justice

Appointment and Influence

Scholars use the most advanced methods in judicial studies to examine the role of Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Common Law Judging

Subjectivity, Impartiality, and the Making of Law

Moving beyond the subjectivity-objectivity debate, Edlin presents a case for intersubjectivity

The Poverty Law Canon

Exploring the Major Cases

Engaging narratives that move beyond the final opinions of the Supreme Court to reveal the people and stories behind key poverty-law cases of the last 50 years