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Obeying laws

Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces obeying laws to young readers through leveled text and related photos.

On Aristotle

saving politics from philosophy
Examines Aristotle whose writing has helped shape over two thousand years of Western Philosophy, science, and religion. Also includes a chronology of his life and key excerpts from his works Politics and Nicomachean Ethics.

Understanding the rule of law

no one is above the law
Defines the rule of law, its development, and its application in the United States, and examines threats to the rule of law in such areas as First Amendment rights, religious freedoms, and search and seizure.
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Doing justice

a prosecutor's thoughts on crime, punishment, and the rule of law
"The former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York recounts . . . tales of true crime from his years atop the most storied prosecutor's office in the country--inside stories of terrorists threatening America, mob hit men, billion-dollar fraudsters, corrupt politicians, and even a 'cannibal cop'. Bharara . . . lay[s] out a path for how to think and act to reach fair and morally correct judgments"--OCLC.

Inventing freedom

How the English-speaking peoples made the modern world
Why does the world speak English? Why does every country at least pretend to aspire to representative government, personal freedom, and an independent judiciary? This book is an ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of those principles, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled. According to author Daniel Hannan, the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms--individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government--are not broadly "Western" in the usual sense of the term. Rather, they are the legacy of a very specific tradition, one that was born in England and that the Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited. By the tenth century, a thousand years before most modern countries, England was a nation-state whose people were already starting to define themselves with reference to common-law rights. Inventing Freedom explains why the extraordinary idea that the state was the servant, not the ruler, of the individual evolved uniquely in the English-speaking world. It is a chronicle of the success of Anglosphere exceptionalism.

God vs. the gavel

religion and the rule of law
Examines the tactics religious entities use to avoid the law and harm others, and argues that religious groups should not be immune to the laws that govern everyone else.

On Aristotle

saving politics from philosophy
Examines Plato's most famous student and sharpest critic, whose writing has helped shape over two millennia of Western philosophy, science, and religion. Contains a chronology of Aristotle's life, an introduction and text by Alan Ryan that provides context and analysis, and key excerpts from Aristotle's Politics and Nichomachean Ethics.

The terror presidency

law and judgment inside the Bush administration

Political (in)justice

authoritarianism and the rule of law in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina
Compares political repression in three military regimes--Brazil, Chile, and Argentina--focusing on political trials and each regime's approach to the law.

The majesty of the law

reflections of a Supreme Court justice
Sandra Day O'Connor discusses her experiences as the first woman justice in the Supreme Court and her views on justice, America's legal history, and the suffrage movement.


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