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God and the secular legal system
Domingo, Rafael, 1963- author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
God as a metalegal concept -- Religion as a constitutional limit of the secular legal system -- Conscience as a private limit of the secular legal system.
Baker Berry K3280 .D66 2016

Virtues of the Imam Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal
ابن الجوزي, ابو الفرج عبد الرحمن بن علي,
New York : New York University Press, [2013-2015]
Volume One presents the first half of the text, offering insights into Ibn Hanbal’s childhood, education, and adult life, including his religious doctrines, his dealings with other scholars, and his personal habits. Set against the background of fierce debates over the role of reason and the basis of legitimate government, Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal tells the formidable life tale of one of the most influential Muslims in history. -- Volume 2 gives a vivid account of Ibn Hanbal’s legendary confrontation with the caliphal Inquisition, including his imprisonment, trial, and flogging. Ultimately, it recounts how the people of Baghdad came to admire him as a symbol of Sunni Islam.

"Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. 241 H/855 AD), renowned for his profound knowledge of hadith -- the reports of the Prophet's sayings and deeds -- is a major figure in the history of Islam. Ibn Hanbal was famous for living according to his own strict interpretation of the Prophetic model and for denying himself even the most basic comforts in a city then one of the wealthiest in the word, and despite belonging to a prominent family. His piety and austerity made him a folk hero, especially after his principled resistance to the attempts of two Abbasid caliphs to force him to accept rationalist doctrine. His subsequent imprisonment and flogging became one of the most dramatic episodes of medieval Islamic history. Ibn Hanbal's resistance influenced the course of Islamic law, the rise of Sunnism, and the legislative authority of the caliphate. tells the formidable life tale of one of the most influential Muslims in history. 'Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal' is a translation of the biography of Ibn Hanbal penned by the Baghdad preacher, scholar, and storyteller Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597 H/1200 AD)."--Publisher description.
Baker Berry KBP310.I2653 I26513 2013

The international responsibility of the European Union : from competence to normative control
Delgado Casteleiro, Andrés, author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Baker Berry KZ4080 .D45 2016

Bankrupts and usurers of imperial Russia : debt, property, and the law in the age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy
Antonov, Sergei, 1977- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
Introduction -- Usurers' tales -- Nobles and merchants -- The boundaries of risk -- Fraud, property, and respectability -- Kinship and family -- Debtors and bureaucrats -- In the pit with debtors -- Intermediaries, lawyers, and scriveners -- Creditors and debtors in pre-reform court -- Conclusion.

"Bankrupts and Usurers of Imperial Russia explores the culture of money and credit in imperial Russia through the eyes of ordinary individuals. Moving beyond the stereotypes of wasteful nobles, backward merchants, and ruthless moneylenders, this study recreates the daily tangle of motivations, practices, and disputes that preceded and underpinned Russia's "great reforms" of the mid-nineteenth century. Sergei Antonov uses close readings of previously unexamined legal cases to argue that Russian courts, despite their many shortcomings, provided a reasonably efficient forum for defining, promoting, and protecting private property interests. At the same time, debt cases reveal beliefs and attitudes shared by members of various classes and legal estates into which Russia's population was officially divided, and indicate the existence of a single, although amorphous, propertied class previously assumed to be absent in pre-revolutionary Russia"--
Baker Berry KLA1946 .A96 2016

Defender a quien defiende : leyes mordaza y criminalización de la protesta en el estado español
David Bondia (dir.), Felip Daza y Ana Sánchez (coords.)
Barcelona : Icaría, 2015
Baker Berry KKT2490 .D44 2015

Plato laws
Plato, author
Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2016
Baker Berry K434.P5 A37 2016

Justicias, agentes y jurisdicciones : de la monarquía hispánica a los estados nacionales (España y América, siglos XVI-XIX)
Elisa Caselli (coordinadora) ; prólogo, Juan Carlos Garavaglia
Madrid : Fondo de Cultura Económica : 2016
Justicia y fronteras del derecho en la España del antiguo régimen / Tomás A. Mantecón Movellán -- En torno a las relaciones sociales: nosotros y ellos: un análisis a partir de la procesos incoados al presidente de la Audiencia de Quito a mediados del siglo XVIII / Tamar Herzog -- "Empapelar" al enemigo: el recurso a los procesos judiciales como estrategia de la acción política (Nueva Granada entre colonia y república) / Pilar López Bejarano -- Negociación y conflicto entre poblaciones indígenas y blanco-mestizas en la sierra ecuatoriana en el marco de la contrucción jurídica del estado, 1930-1857 / Viviana Velasco Herrera -- Cortar la causa, no admitir más escrito, obligar al perdón: sentencias judiciales para administrar la paz quebrada por las injurias (Chile, 1790-1873) / María Eugenia Albornoz Vásquez --
Baker Berry KG76 .J878 2016

我與中國社科院 : 後極權時代思想自由抗爭史的一段公案 / 張博樹著 ; 浦前編
張博樹, 1955-
Hong Kong : 晨鐘書局, 2010
Baker Berry East Asian KNQ2070 .Z392 2010

Sharià law and modern Muslim ethics
edited by Robert W. Hefner
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2016]
Sharià law and the quest for a modern Muslim ethics / Robert W. Hefner -- Sharià and the rule of law / Anver M. Emon -- Moral contestations and patriarchal ethics : women challenging the justice of Muslim family laws / Ziba Mir-Hosseini -- Gender, legality, and public ethics in Morocco / Zakia Salime -- Constitutionalizing a democratic Muslim state without sharià: the religious establishment in the Tunisian 2014 constitution / Malika Zeghal -- Transformations in Muslim views about "forbidding wrong": the rise and fall of Islamist litigation in Egypt / Clark B. Lombardi and Connie J. Cannon -- Sharià, Islamic ethics, and democracy : the crisis of the "Turkish model" / Ahmet T. Kuru -- Islamic modernism, ethics, and sharià in Pakistan / Muhammad Qasim Zaman -- "Sharià" as a moving target? the configuration of regional and national fields of Muslim debate in Mali / Dorothea E. Schulz -- Syariah, Inc.: continuities, transformations, and cultural politics in Malaysia's Islamic judiciary / Michael G. Peletz -- Islamic ethics and Muslim feminism in Indonesia / Robert W. Hefner.
Baker Berry KBP444 .S43 2016

Corruption and American cities : essays and case studies in ethical accountability
edited by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Roger L. Kemp
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, [2016]
The town that can't seem to govern itself / Daniel C. Vock -- Drained / Josh Goodman -- Dilemmas faced when contracting out public services / Andrea Headley -- Chicago and Illinois, leading the pack in corruption / Dick Simpson, et al -- The dark side of awards and accountability / Ken Miller -- Public corruption : an ethical challenge / Dulce Pamela Baizas -- Corruption : an enlightened self-Interest? / Ravi Subramanian -- When does politicians' unethical behavior become a crime? / Alan Ehrenhalt -- Managing public mistrust of government / Brynne Van Hettinga -- Coffee and doughnuts : building accountability / John J. Carroll -- Can police departments reduce implicit bias? / Paul Figueroa -- Cuyahoga County's road to recovery from corruption / Josh Goodman -- How public professionals stay politically neutral / Roger L. Kemp -- How would It look in the paper? / Bob Stone -- Charlotte Mayor resigns after arrest on corruption charges / Mark Washburn, Jim Morrill, and Michael Gordon -- The costs of public corruption / Patrick Fitzgerald -- Whistleblowers anonymous / Tom Arrandale -- Regaining the public's trust / G. Edward DeSeve -- New York corruption investigation trends / Chelsea A. Binns -- Lack of oversight led to ex-water agency head's conviction / Dan Ivers -- How we're losing the war on corruption / Mark Funkhouser -- Municipal employees retirement system faces questions / Kevin Litten -- Responding to an ethical crisis / Kevin Duggan -- Ethics : focus on the fundamentals / Martha Perego -- Ethics, front and center / Troy Brown -- Local government ethics reform / Robert Wechsler -- Assessing the ethical culture of your agency / Jan Perkins, and Arne Croce -- Building a strong local government ethics program / Michael W. Manske and H. George Frederickson -- Ethics : alive and well / Elizabeth Kellar and Jan Perkins -- Ethics in public management education / Alicia Schatteman -- Key elements to building transparent communities international city/county management association -- A dose of transparency / Penelope Lemov -- Introducing the cycle of transparency / Paul Blumenthal -- Council-manager or strong mayor? International city/county management association and California City Management Foundation -- A cost-effective way to bust (and prevent) contractor fraud / Jim Sullivan -- City-State oversight of funds given to nonprofits lacking / Zach Patton -- Vigilance required for New York government employees / Chelsea A. Binns -- Lessons of Bell, California / Michael McGrath -- Where our profession is making a difference / Kevin Duggan -- Prudent options for balancing public budgets / Roger L. Kemp -- The seven deadly sins of public finance / Liz Farmer -- Body-worn cameras : using the wealth of data effectively / Paul Figueroa -- Report grades cities' spending transparency websites / Mike Maciag -- Using technology to increase access and transparency / Brian A. Moura -- Unlike zoos, public health departments don't need national accreditation / Mattie Quinn -- Speak out, do the right thing and you're fired! / Brynne van Hettinga -- Dealing with public mistrust / Dana K. Lee -- When transparency fails to produce accountability / Pospere Charles -- When transparency becomes the enemy of accountability / Stuart C. Gilman and Howard Whitton -- How to embed transparency into collaborative governance / Jusil Lee and Erik W. Johnston -- Corruption, ethics, and accountability / Rod Erakovich, et al. -- Anti-corruption effort targets all the states / Neal Peirce -- States disclose economic development subsidies / Mike Maciag -- Why it might finally get easier to access public data / Liz Farmer -- The truth about public employees in California / Sylvia A. Allegretto and Jeffrey Keefe -- Disclosing public employee pay troubles some officials / Mike Maciag.

"Greed, ethical lapses, and lack of accountability have drained untold millions in tax dollars. Corrupt practices range from embezzlement, graft, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, nepotism and patronage to the misuse of funds, vehicles, equipment, supplies and other public resources. This book investigates the reasons behind corruption and imparts guidelines for better accountability"--
Baker Berry KF9409 .C67 2016

Los gobiernos españoles contra las libertades
García, Juan author
Madrid, España : Ediciones Akal, [2016]
Baker Berry KKT2490 .G37 2016

Levinas, ethics and law
Stone, Matthew, 1981- author
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Introduction : the law's other -- The ethics of Emmanuel Levinas -- Can law be ethical? -- Adjudication, obligation and human rights : applying Levinas's Ethics -- The law of the same : Levinas and the biopolitical limits of liberalism -- Law, ethics and political subjectivity.
Baker Berry K247.6 .S76 2016

El legado jurídico y social de Giner
Manzanero, Delia, author
Madrid : Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 2016
Baker Berry K230.G56 M36 2016

The taming of free speech : America's civil liberties compromise
Weinrib, Laura M., author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
Introduction -- Freedom of speech in class war time -- The citadel of civil liberty -- The right of agitation -- Dissent -- The new battleground -- Old left, new rights -- The civil liberties consensus -- Free speech or fair labor -- Epilogue.

"Judicial enforcement of the Bill of Rights is a defining feature of American constitutional democracy, yet in the first half of the twentieth century, neither freedom of speech nor court-centered constitutionalism commanded broad-based consensus. The Taming of Free Speech explains how lawyers and activists convinced Americans to entrust their civil liberties to the courts. When class war shook the nation's institutions, labor radicals within the American Civil Liberties Union claimed a right to agitate through organized economic pressure--a right of workers to picket, boycott, and strike. Over time, they hitched those commitments to a conservative constitutional tradition that valorized individual rights. At the height of the New Deal, the corporate bar and its clients reluctantly accepted judicial deference to social and economic regulation. In place of property rights, they redeployed the First Amendment to shield business interests from the intrusive reach of the state. In an age of totalitarianism abroad and administrative discretion at home, a powerful Bill of Rights protected conservatives as well as radicals, industry as well as labor"--
Baker Berry KF4772 .W44 2016

Frontier democracy : constitutional conventions in the Old Northwest
Siddali, Silvana R., author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Delegates -- Constitutions -- Laws -- Lawmakers -- Judges -- Land rights -- Places -- Citizens -- Wives -- Banks -- Epilogue.

"Frontier Democracy examines the debates over state constitutions in the antebellum Northwest (Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) from the 1820s through the 1850s. This is a book about conversations: in particular, the fights and negotiations over the core ideals in the constitutions that brought these frontier communities to life. Silvana R. Siddali argues that the Northwestern debates over representation and citizenship reveal two profound commitments: the first to fair deliberation, and the second to ethical principles based on republicanism, Christianity, and science. Some of these ideas succeeded brilliantly: within forty years, the region became an economic and demographic success story. However, some failed tragically: racial hatred prevailed everywhere in the region, in spite of reformers' passionate arguments for justice, and resulted in disfranchisement and even exclusion for non-white Northwesterners that lasted for generations"--
Baker Berry KF4530 .S56 2016

Private military and security contractors : controlling the corporate warrior
edited by Gary Schaub Jr. and Ryan Kelty
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
From making to buying : controlling the coercive capacities of the corporate warrior / Gary Schaub, Jr. and Ryan Kelty -- Mercenaries or legitimate actors? : South African regulation of PMSCs / Shannon Bosch, Marelie Maritz, and Matthew Kimble -- Privatizing the Israeli defense forces : retracing the public's private divide / Guy I. Seidman -- Private security and Somali piracy : the challenges of the maritime marketplace / Christopher Spearin -- Controlling the corporate warrior in Iraq / David Strachan-Morris -- ISAF, Inc.? : private military and security companies and the Afghan "surge" / David Perry -- The UK approach to controlling private military and security contractors / Eugenio Cusumano and Christopher Kinsey -- Industry associations and the regulation of private military and security companies / Surabhi Ranganathan -- Establishing industry norms : ISOA / Doug Brooks, Andrew Koch, and Gary Schaub, Jr. -- The Montreux Document : the legal significance of a non-legal instrument / Ian Ralby -- Contractor identity : military professional practice and the evolution of the modern soldier / Volker Franke -- Brothers in arms? : identity, military professionals, and armed contractors / Gary Schaub, Jr. -- A boots-eye view of civilian contractors / Ryan Kelty -- Weaving a new tapestry : controlling corporate warriors / Gary Schaub, Jr.
Baker Berry KZ6418.5 .P75 2016

Imperialismo jurídico norteamericano en Puerto Rico, 1898-2015 : la dependencia colonial, el estatus, la Corte Federal, Vieques, el idioma y la cultura, la imposición del derecho y el pensamiento jurídico estadounidense
Delgado Cintrón, Carmelo, author
San Juan : Publicaciones Gaviota, 2015
Esta obra analiza históricamente y jurídicamente la subordinación y dependencia colonial de Puerto Rico a los Estados Unidos desde 1898 hasta 2015. Se trata y examina de forma clara y franca todo lo relativo a la dominación imperial norteamericana, político-constitucional, sus raíces y consecuencias actuales. De cómo las autoridades federales y sus acólitos y servidores criollos ejercen sus poderes sobre los puertorriqueños y su Isla. Así como los mitos, medias verdades, tiquismiquis jurídicos que se han inventado para justificar esa dependencia, como el pacto, la unión permanente, los pilares del ELA, la vitrina de la democracia, patria-pueblo, el mejor de los dos mundos, entre otros. Todos estos ya desacreditados por el vigoroso movimiento mundial de descolonización, la brutal realidad de cómo se somete a Puerto Rico a una servidumbre imperial indigna por los poderes plenarios del Congreso y los casos insulares, la Internet, el nuevo y agresivo periodismo investigativo, el acceso a nuevas fuentes de información y educación y las decisiones judiciales.
Baker Berry KGV306 .D452 2015

Iran's nuclear program and international law : from confrontation to accord
Joyner, Daniel, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
Iran's nuclear program, and the period of confrontation from 2002 to 2015 -- Summary of arguments -- Has Iran violated the NPT? -- Was Iran in violation of its safeguards obligations in 2003? : what about its failures to timely declare nuclear facilities? -- Was Iran in violation of its safeguards obligations in July 2015? : and did the IAEA use proper standards in its assessments of Iran's compliance? -- What were the implications of the actions of the U.N. Security Council? -- The joint comprehensive plan of action, and developments since July 2015.
Baker Berry KZ5770 .J698 2016

Justicia transicional
Carlos Bernal Pulido, Gerardo Barbosa Castillo, Andrés Rolando Ciro Gómez, editores
Bogotá : Universidad Externado de Colombia : 2016
[1]. Retos teóricos -- [2]. El caso de Colombia -- [3]. El papel de las Fuerzas Armadas -- [4]. Verdad y responsabilidad.
Baker Berry KHH5935 .J87 2016

La tercera realidad : escritos sobre paz, reconciliación y derecho humanitario
Giraldo, Jorge, author
Medellín, Colombia : Sílaba, 2015
Baker Berry KZ6471 .G55 2015

Water tossing boulders : how a family of Chinese immigrants led the first fight to desegregate schools in the Jim Crow South
Berard, Adrienne, author
Boston : Beacon Press, [2016]
Baker Berry KF228.L86 B47 2016

My own words
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, author
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Early years and lighter side -- Tributes to waypavers and pathmarkers -- On gender equality: Women and the law -- A judge becomes a Justice -- The Justice on judging and justice.

"My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on the value of looking beyond United States shores when interpreting the U.S. Constitution. Throughout her life, Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book contains a sampling, selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams."--Book jacket.
Baker Berry KF373.G565 G56 2016

Limited liability : a legal and economic analysis
Bainbridge, Stephen M., author
Cheltenam, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2016]
Introduction -- History of Limited Liability -- Why does the law limit corporate shareholders' liability? -- veil piercing standards -- What law applies? -- Veil piercing in statutory contexts -- Related doctrines -- Veil piercing in unincorporated entities -- Limited liability in comparative perspective -- Rethinking veil piercing.

The modern corporation has become central to our society. The key feature of the corporation that makes it such an attractive form of human collaboration is its limited liability. This book explores how, by allowing those who form the corporation to limit their downside risk and personal liability to only the amount they invest, there is the opportunity for more risks taken at a lower cost. This comprehensive economic analysis of the policy debate surrounding the laws governing limited liability examines not only in an American context, but also internationally, as the authors consider issues of limited liability in Britain, Europe, and Asia. Stephen M. Bainbridge and M. Todd Henderson begin with an exploration of the history and theory of limited liability, delve into an extended analysis of corporate veil piercing and related doctrines, and conclude with thoughts on possible future reforms. Limited liability in unincorporated entities, reverse veil piercing and enterprise liability are also addressed. This comprehensive book will be of great interest to students and scholars of corporate law. The book will also be an invaluable resource for judges and practitioners--
Baker Berry K1315 .B35 2016

Por qué las cosas pueden ser diferentes : reflexiones de una jueza
Carmena, Manuela, 1944-
Madrid : Clave Intelectual, 2014
Baker Berry KKT471 .C37 2014

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