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  • Cable, Mary.
    BLACK ODYSSEY: The Case of the Slave Ship Amistad.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (c 1971, 1977). The true story of the slave ship which was taken over by its captives in 1839. Bibliography, index, 183 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0046941.

    Condition: Fine (as new)

    Book ID: 27536
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  • THE FOUR MS BRADWELLS. by Clayton, Meg Waite.
    Clayton, Meg Waite.
    THE FOUR MS BRADWELLS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Her third novel, the story of four women, friends since law school, who get together as one of them is awaiting Senate confirmation of her appointment to the Supreme Court. SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780345517081.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56309
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  • THE FOUR MS BRADWELLS. by Clayton, Meg Waite.
    Clayton, Meg Waite.
    THE FOUR MS BRADWELLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her third novel, the story of four women, friends since law school, who get together as one of them is awaiting Senate confirmation of her appointment to the Supreme Court. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-0345517081.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78845
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  • BROKEN GOVERNMENT: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. by Dean, John W.
    Dean, John W.
    BROKEN GOVERNMENT: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The concluding volume of a trilogy of books on current political events in the United States, in which the the former White House legal counsel for President Nixon examines the effects of three decades of Repulican rule - and especially the presidency of George W. Bush, one noted for its secrecy, lack of accountability and the ascendency of the self-interests of the members of the administration and their supporters. This book focuses on the process of government, how these processes have been ignored and how they can be repaired. Extensive notes, index. 332 pp. ISBN: 9780670018208.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 39037
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  • SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER. by Hill, Anita.
    Hill, Anita.
    SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of the young black lawyer who came to prominence when she testified against Clarence Thomas in the Supreme Court nomination hearings. Index. 397 pages. ISBN: 0-385-476256.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 17000
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  • 9 SCORPIONS. by Levine, Paul.
    Levine, Paul.
    9 SCORPIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A legal thrller, set in the world of the Supreme Court. SIGNED on the title page. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-671-019392.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (initials on top edge, toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 50477
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  • 9 SCORPIONS. by Levine, Paul.
    Levine, Paul.
    9 SCORPIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A legal thrller, set in the world of the Supreme Court. 373 pp. ISBN: 0-671-019392.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 64625
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  • AMISTAD. by Pesci, David.
    Pesci, David.
    AMISTAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Marlowe & Company, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, based on the actual events surrounding the uprising of 53 slaves on the Spanish slaver Amistad in 1839. After the ship was towed to Connecticut, there were a series of trials to determine if they should be returned to Havana or given their freedom, culminating in a Supreme Court hearing with former President John Quincy Adams representing the Africans. Sources. 292 pp. ISBN: 1-56924-748x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71461
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  • CLAIM OF PRIVILEGE: A Mysterious Plane Crash, a Landmark Supreme Court Case, and the Rise of State Secrets. by Siegel, Barry.
    Siegel, Barry.
    CLAIM OF PRIVILEGE: A Mysterious Plane Crash, a Landmark Supreme Court Case, and the Rise of State Secrets.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Part history, part legal drama and part expose. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Siegel unfolds the true story behind a 1948 Air Force plane crash, in which three civilian engineers were killed and the 1953 Supreme Court decision that forever changed the balance of power in America. SIGNED on the title page. Includes extensive notes and sources, index. 384 pp. ISBN: 9780060777029.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50543
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  • THE STERILIZATION OF CARRIE BUCK. by Smith, J.David and K. Ray Nelson.
    Smith, J.David and K. Ray Nelson.
    THE STERILIZATION OF CARRIE BUCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New Horizon Press, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Was She Feebleminded or Society's Pawn?" An account of notorious case used to justify the sterilization of women, and a look at the life of Carrie Buck, a teenaged victim of rape in the house where she was a "ward", was institutionalized in Virginia, sterilized, and released as a source of cheap, domestic labor primarily because she was young, poor, and powerless. At the Supreme Court in 1927, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes decided that "three generations of imbeciles" were "enough" to determine the constitutionality of sterilizing imbeciles, a decision later used by the Nazis to justify their racial exterminations as well as over 50,000 sterilizations in America without due process or consent. Photographs. Bibliography. xviii, 268 pp. ISBN: 0-882820451.

    Condition: Good only in a very good dust jacket (a straight, tight copy but with extensive pencilled marginal notations and some underlining)

    Book ID: 78666
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  • COMMENTARIES ON THE LAW OF PROMISSORY NOTES, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. by Story, Joseph.
    Story, Joseph.
    COMMENTARIES ON THE LAW OF PROMISSORY NOTES, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe.

    Edition: Fourth Edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1856. Hardcover - The last of Story's commentaries, originally published in 1845; the editor of this fourth edition, Edmund Hastings Bennett, states that more than 400 cases have been added. Joseph Story, who is perhaps best known for his opinion in The Amistad case, was not only the youngest person ever appointed to the Supreme Court at age 32, he was also one of the most influential, serving on the Court for 34 years, first under Marshall and then Tanney, until his death in 1845. List of cases cited, index. xxxvi, 696 pp.

    Condition: Good condition overall, although the original tan leather binding has significant rubbing, previous owner's name on front endpaper and discoloration from binder's glue on endpapers, this is still a sturdy, tight copy.

    Book ID: 68086
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  • GOMILLION VERSUS LIGHTFOOT. by Taper, Bernard.
    Taper, Bernard.
    GOMILLION VERSUS LIGHTFOOT.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1962). "Apartheid in Alabama." A book about the case argued before the Supreme court regarding the denial of African-American voting rights in Tuskegee, Alabama perpetrated through the gerrymandering of the township's boundaries - that is from a square to a 28 sided district that excluded all African Americans. Map. Named a notable book of 1962, this is still relevant today. 118 pp.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 76543
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