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Dignity in the legal and political philosophy of Ronald Dworkin
edited by Salman Khurshid, Lokendra Malik, Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco
New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2018
Ronald Dworkin : life and works / Lokendra Malik -- Introduction / Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco -- Part I. Integrity, values, interpretation, and objectivity -- Integrity and truth in Law's empire / Jonathan Crowe -- Dworkin's perfectionism / James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain -- Interpretation in normative domains / Alexander Brown -- Justice, Integrity, and the common law / Trevor R.S. Allan -- Taking (human) dignity and rights seriously : the integrated legal, moral, and political philosophy of Ronald Dworkin / Imer B. Flores -- Are there any interpretative concepts? / Pritam Baruah -- Part II. Dignity, responsibility, and free will -- Interpreting human dignity / Allen W. Wood -- Dworkin's dignity under the lens of the Magician of Könisberg / Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco -- Does dignity help in thinking about paternalism? / Barbara Baum Levenbook -- Dignity, rights, and virtues in the department of values / Isabel Trujillo -- Part III. Freedom of speech, right to privacy, and human rights -- Dignity and free speech / David A.J. Richards -- Ronald Dworkin and free speech / James Allan -- Exit Hercules : Ronald Dworkin and the crisis of the Age of Rights / Lorenzo Zucca -- Part IV. Dignity, constitutions, and legal systems -- Revamping associative obligations / George Pavlakos -- Dworkinian dignity : rights and responsibilities of a life well lived / Erin Daly -- Ronald Dworkin's judge : philosopher master of rights / Salman Khurshid -- A Dworkinian reading of the Indian Constitution / Suhrith Parthasarathy -- A Dworkinian right to privacy in New Zealand / Mark Bennett and Petra Butler -- Afterword / by Justice A.K. Sikri.

Well-known for his contribution to the juristic world, Professor Ronald Dworkin was an outstanding legal philosopher of his generation. This volume celebrates the thoughts of Ronald Dworkin on dignity. The contributors have critically engaged with different perspectives of Dworkin's thoughts on dignity. The aim is to shed light on juridical and moral contemporary conundrums such as the role of dignity in constitutional contexts in India, and the understanding of dignity as either a foundation of human rights or as a supra value that illuminates other values and rights.
Baker Berry K230.D92 D54 2018

Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America
Jones, Martha S., author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Introduction : Rights of colored men : debating citizenship in antebellum America -- Being a native, and free born : race and rights in Baltimore -- Threats of removal : colonization, emigration, and the borders of belonging -- Aboard the Constitution : black sailors and citizenship at sea -- The city courthouse : everyday scenes of race and law -- Between the Constitution and the discipline of the church : making congregants citizens -- By virtue of unjust laws : black laws and the reluctant performance of rights -- To sue and be sued : courthouse claims and the contours of citizenship -- Confronting Dred Scott : seeing citizenship from Baltimore City -- Conclusion : Rehearsals for Reconstruction : new citizens in a new era -- Epilogue : monuments to men.

"Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and Black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belonging through battles in legislatures, conventions, and courthouses. They faced formidable opposition, most notoriously from the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott. Still, Martha S. Jones explains, no single case defined their status. Former slaves studied law, secured allies, and conducted themselves like citizens, establishing their status through local, everyday claims. All along they argued that birth guaranteed their rights. With fresh archival sources and an ambitious reframing of constitutional law-making before the Civil War, Jones shows how the Fourteenth Amendment constitutionalized the birthright principle, and Black Americans' aspirations were realized. Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans"--Provided by the publisher.
Baker Berry KF4757 .J67 2018

The Kenyan TJRC : an outsider's view from the inside
Slye, Ronald, author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Introduction -- The end game -- The most expansive mandate -- The elephant in the room -- I am Kenyan : voices of the Wanachi -- The elephant returns -- Ships passing in the night : the ICC, the Kenyan government, and the TJRC.
Baker Berry KSK2095 .S59 2018

Start here : a road map to reducing mass incarceration
Berman, Greg, author
New York, NY : The New Press, [2018]
Who is behind bars? -- Planting seeds -- Taming the green monster -- Calculated risks -- Risk, release, and rikers island -- A crazy idea -- Challenging populations -- States of change.

"'While Start Here' offers no silver bullets, it does put forth a suite of proven reforms - from alternatives to bail to diversion programs for mentally ill defendants - that will improve the lives of thousands of people right now."--Book jacket.
Baker Berry KF9730 .B47 2018

Business implications of Aboriginal law
general editor, Dwight Newman, B.A., J.D., B.C.L., M.Phil., D.Phil. (Oxford)
Toronto, Ontario : LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2018
"Examination of how recent Aboriginal law developments create opportunities and challenges for economic developments in both the Aboriginal law communities and Canadian economy."--
Baker Berry KE7709 .B88 2018

Legal issues on Indigenous economic development
Hanna, Darwin, 1969- author
Toronto, Ontario : LexisNexis, 2017
Baker Berry KE7709 .H36 2017

The cultural revolution on trial : Mao and the Gang of Four
Cook, Alexander C., author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Introduction -- Indictment -- Monsters -- Testimony -- Emotions -- Verdict -- Vanity -- Conclusion.

"The trial of Cultural Revolution leaders, including Mao's widow and her Gang of Four, was the signal event in China's post-Mao transition. In its wake, Chinese socialism emerged from the rubble of the Cultural Revolution to create the China that we know today. This spectacular show trial was a curious example of transitional justice, marking a break from the trauma of the past, a shift to the present era of reform, and a blueprint for building a better future. In this groundbreaking reconstruction of the most famous trial in Chinese history, Alex Cook shows how the event laid the cornerstone for a new model of socialist justice; at the same time, a comparison of official political and legal sources with works of popular literature reveals the conflicted cultural dimensions of this justice. The result, Cook argues, saved Chinese socialism as ruling ideology, but at the cost of its revolutionary soul"--
Baker Berry KNQ42.G36 C66 2016

21 things you may not know about the Indian Act : helping Canadians make reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a reality
Joseph, Robert P. C., 1963- author
Port Coquitlam, BC : Indigenous Relations Press, [2018]
A guide to understanding the Indian Act and its impact on generations of Indigenous Peoples, as well as an examination of how Indigenous Peoples can return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance.
Baker Berry KE7709 .J67 2018

Religious minorities in Christian, Jewish and Muslim law (5th-15th centuries)
edited by / sous la direction de: Nora Berend, Youna Hameau-Masset, Capucine Nemo-Pekelman and John Tolan
Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, [2017]
"The fruit of a sustained and close collaboration between historians, linguists and jurists working on the Christian, Muslim and Jewish societies of the Middle Ages, this book explores the theme of religious coexistence (and the problems it poses) from a resolutely comparative perspective. The authors concentrate on a key aspect of this coexistence: the legal status attributed to Jews and Muslims in Christendom and to dhimmis in Islamic lands"--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry KJC5144.M56 R45 2014

Planning for death : wills and death-related property arrangements in Europe, 1200-1600
edited by Mia Korpiola and Anu Lahtinen
Boston : Brill, [2018]
Baker Berry KJC1467.A6 P74 2013

Detain and punish : Haitian refugees and the rise of the world's largest immigration detention system
Lindskoog, Carl, author
Gainesville : University of Florida Press, [2018]
Preparing the return of immigration detention, 1973-1980 -- The refugee crisis of 1980: forging the detention tool -- Immigration detention reborn, 1981-1982 -- Constructing the detention regime, building resistance, 1981-1991 -- Guantanamo: new frontiers in detention, 1991-1994 -- Reinforcing the detention system, 1994-2000.

This book provides the first in-depth history of immigration detention in the United States. Employing extensive archival research to document the origins and development of immigration detention in the U.S. from 1973 to 2000, it reveals how the world's largest detention system originated in the U.S. government's campaign to exclude Haitians from American shores, and how resistance by Haitians and their allies constantly challenged the detention regime.
Baker Berry KF4836 .L56 2018

Sedition in liberal democracies
Anushka Singh
New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2018
Baker Berry KNS172.P6 S53 2018

Los pueblos originarios en los debates actuales de los derechos humanos
Jorge Olvera García, Julio César Olvera García, Ana Luisa Guerrero Guerrero (Coordinadores)
Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City : M.A. Porrua, 2017
Congruencia de la postura ética de Galtung y los derechos culturales de los pueblos al inicio del siglo XXI / María del Rosario Guerra González -- Derechos humanos y el reconocimiento de la identidad cultural de los pueblos indígenas in América Latina en la perspectiva crítica del descentramiento intercultural / Juan Jorge Faundes Peñafiel -- Interculturalidad y cuidados culturales a la salud de los pueblos originarios / Glorinella Patricia Casasa García -- Los derechos humanos y el respeto al conocimiento tradicional de los pueblos originarios / Axel Ramírez Morales -- Las políticas públicas en torno al indígena, una visión crítica de los discuros en el siglo XX / María Luisa López Guerrero -- Autodeterminación popular y democracia en México / Tania Ivonne Hernández Leal -- Temas, problemas y realidades en Argentina: textos y contextos / María Mercedes González Coll -- Fuentes de investigación histórica: avances y desafíos en la construcción de las relaciones interétnicas en Argentina / Claudia María Ibarren -- Legislación, antecedentes parlamentarios, jurisprudencia y realidad de los pueblos originarios en Argentina / Ana María Araujo -- Representaciones de las mujeres indígenas ecuatorianas: prensa y misoginia colonial / Meysis Carmenati -- El "vivir bien" institucionalizado y los derechos humanos en Tierras Bajas: un análisis del caso boliviano / Marianela Agar Díaz Carrasco -- La Convención Interamericana sobre la Protección de los Derechos Humanos de las Personas Mayores y los Pueblos Originarios / Aída Díaz-Tendero Bollain -- Positivismo jurídico, principio pro persona y la relación con los derechos de los pueblos de origen étnico / Sergio Islas Gutiérrez.
Baker Berry KG483.H76 P74 2017

Abogacía, derecho y país : perspectivas de un tiempo de transformaciones académicas y profesionales en Puerto Rico
García Padilla, Antonio (Law teacher), author
San Juan, P.R. : Publicaciones Gaviota, 2017
Baker Berry KGV206 .G37 2017

Patent wars : how patents impact our daily lives
Cotter, Thomas F., 1961- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Baker Berry KF3114 .C68 2018

51 imperfect solutions : states and the making of American constitutional law
Sutton, Jeffrey S. 1960- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
1. Introduction -- 2. American constitutionalism: a second source of power comes with dual constraints on that power -- 3. Equality and adequacy of school funding -- 4. Search and seizure: the exclusionary rule -- 5. Compelled sterilization -- 6. Free speech, free exercise of religion, and freedom from mandatory flag salutes -- 7. Looking forward: what the state courts can do -- 8. Looking forward: what the rest of the legal community can do -- 9. Epilogue.

"When we think of constitutional law, we invariably think of the United States Supreme Court and the federal court system. Yet much of our constitutional law is not made at the federal level. In 51 Imperfect Solutions, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton argues that American Constitutional Law should account for the role of the state courts and state constitutions, together with the federal courts and the federal constitution, in protecting individual liberties. The book tells four stories that arise in four different areas of constitutional law: equal protection; criminal procedure; privacy; and free speech and free exercise of religion. Traditional accounts of these bedrock debates about the relationship of the individual to the state focus on decisions of the United States Supreme Court. But these explanations tell just part of the story. The book corrects this omission by looking at each issue-and some others as well-through the lens of many constitutions, not one constitution; of many courts, not one court; and of all American judges, not federal or state judges. Taken together, the stories reveal a remarkably complex, nuanced, ever-changing federalist system, one that ought to make lawyers and litigants pause before reflexively assuming that the United States Supreme Court alone has all of the answers to the most vexing constitutional questions. If there is a central conviction of the book, it's that an underappreciation of state constitutional law has hurt state and federal law and has undermined the appropriate balance between state and federal courts in protecting individual liberty. In trying to correct this imbalance, the book also offers several ideas for reform." -- Publisher's website.
Baker Berry KF4530 .S88 2018

Impeachment : what everyone needs to know
Gerhardt, Michael J., 1956- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
1. The basic terms -- 2. The history of the federal impeachment process -- 3. Which federal officials are impeachable -- 4. Defining impeachable offenses -- 5. Explaining the procedures in impeachment -- 6. Explaining what punishments the Senate may impose -- 7. Impeachment in the states and around the world -- 8. Will Donald Trump be impeached? -- Conclusion -- Appendix: table of US impeachments
Baker Berry KF5075 .G47 2018

Roman law : an introduction
Domingo, Rafael, 1963- author
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Basic legal concepts and values -- Constitutional background of Roman law -- Sources of Roman law -- The jurists and the legal science -- Justinian and the Corpus iuris -- The revival of Roman law -- Civil litigation -- Family law -- Property law -- The law of succession -- The law of obligations : contracts -- The law of obligations : delicts.

"Based on over twenty-five years' experience teaching Roman law, this volume offers a comprehensive examination of the subject, as well as a historical introduction which contextualizes the Roman legal system for students who have no familiarity with Latin or knowledge of Roman history. More than a compilation of legal facts, the book captures the defining characteristics and principal achievements of Roman legal culture through a millennium of development"--Back cover.
Baker Berry KJA147 .D665 2018

El Estado de derecho a prueba : seguridad, libertad y terrorismo
directores, Víctor Moreno Catena, Amaya Arnáiz Serrano ; coordinadora, Tamara Martínez Soto
Valencia : Tirant lo Blanch, 2017
El terrorismo como cuestión jurídica presente y futura / Gonzalo Quintero Alivares -- Uso de información de inteligencia en el proceso penal / John A.E. Vervaele -- El concepto "terrorismo" desde la perspectiva de Naciones Unidas y su proyección penal y procesal a nivel interno / Alberto Saiz Garitaonandia -- Terrorismo e inteligencia : política antiterrorista / Miguel Valverde Sánchez -- La cohesión social como política de seguridad : el caso musulmán / José Manuel López Rodrigo -- Contraterrorismo en el siglo XXI : de "seguridad" a "defensa" / Juan Manuel Alcoceba Gil -- La incidencia de los atentados terroristas en las reformas legislativas de Gran Bretaña / Raquel López Jiménez -- La detencion en procesos por terrorismo : la regulación de la detención incommunicada a los ojos del comité contra la tortura de la ONU / Tamara Martínez Soto -- La delimitación de la jurisdicción penal española para la persecución del terrorismo / Amaya Arnáiz Serrano -- La detención incommunicada ante el proyecto de Ley Orgánica de modificación de la Ley de Enjuiciamiento Criminal para el fortalecimiento de las garantías procesales / Raúl Sánchez Gómez -- La privación de libertad en los procesos penales por terrorismo en España : de la teoría a la práctica / Sabela Oubiña Barbolla -- Las privaciones de libertad en los procesos por terrorismo / Raquel Castillejo Manzanares -- Escáneres corporales para la prevención del terrorismo / Rocío Zafre Espinosa de los Monteros -- El enjuiciamiento de los ataques terroristas del 11-M / Helena Soleto Muñoz -- Justicia restaurativa garantista en supuestos de terrorismo / Gema Varona Martínez.

"En la actualidad el terrorismo se ha convertido en un problema global que cada vez afecta a más países y se cobra un mayor número de víctimas. Prueba de ello es la elevada cifra de atentados extremadamente sangrientos que se han perpetrado en todo el mundo contra la población civil desde principios del presente siglo. De entre ellos, pueden destacarse como ejemplo por su especial gravedad los acaecidos en Casa Blanca, Nueva York, Bali, Madrid, Londres, París o Bruselas. Es evidente que hoy en día ningún Estado u organización internacional puede permanecer ajeno a este problema, que ha pasado a ser considerado como uno de los principales riesgos contra la paz y seguridad en las sociedades contemporáneas. Ante la creciente demanda social de una mayor capacidad preventiva por parte de los poderes públicos en materia de ataques terroristas, parece necesaria la incorporación de nuevas estrategias y métodos que permitan aumentar la efectividad de los estados en su persecución. No obstante, el encaje de tales medidas debe producirse siempre desde la óptica del respeto a los derechos fundamentales, pues estos últimos constituyen la base jurídico-política de nuestro sistema de justicia penal, única capaz de restringir legítimamente la libertad del individuo. Con el fin de analizar las prácticas y estrategias que vienen desarrollándose en materia de investigación y enjuiciamiento de los delitos de terrorismo, valorar su eficacia y ponderar la debida proporcionalidad de las mismas en relación con su naturaleza lesiva para los derechos fundamentales, desde la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y el Instituto Alonso Martínez de Justicia y Litigación, hemos llevado a cabo el Proyecto de Investigación DER2008-06178, financiado por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. La presente obra es resultado de la actividad investigadora que un amplio conjunto de profesionales experimentados sobre la materia han realizado durante el mismo. Esperamos que sirva de utilidad como reflexión sobre el presente y futuro de nuestro Estado de Derecho"--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry KKT4351.5 .E88 2017