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Against the Profit MotiveThe Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940

Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940

Nicholas R. Parrillo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300176582
eISBN:
9780300187304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176582.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In America today, a public official's lawful income consists of a salary. But until a century ago, the law frequently authorized officials to make money on a profit-seeking basis. Prosecutors won a ... More

The Colorado Doctrine

The Colorado Doctrine

David Schorr

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134476
eISBN:
9780300189049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134476.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Making extensive use of archival and other primary sources, this book demonstrates that the development of the “appropriation doctrine,” a system of private rights in water, was part of a radical ... More

The Constitution of EmpireTerritorial Expansion and American Legal History

The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History

Gary Lawson and Guy Seidman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102314
eISBN:
9780300128963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102314.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book offers a constitutional and historical survey of American territorial expansion from the founding era to the present day. The authors describe the Constitution's design for territorial ... More

Constitutional Cliffhangers

Constitutional Cliffhangers

Brian C. Kalt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123517
eISBN:
9780300178012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123517.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The United States Constitution's provisions for selecting, replacing, and punishing presidents contain serious weaknesses that could lead to constitutional controversies. This book envisions six such ... More

Constitutional Courts and Democratic ValuesA European Perspective

Constitutional Courts and Democratic Values: A European Perspective

Victor Ferreres Comella

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300148671
eISBN:
9780300148688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148671.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book contrasts the European “centralized” constitutional court model, in which one court system is used to adjudicate constitutional questions, with a decentralized model, such as that of the ... More

The Constitutional ParentRights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child

The Constitutional Parent: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child

Jeffrey Shulman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300191899
eISBN:
9780300206746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191899.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

It is commonly assumed that parents have long enjoyed a fundamental legal right to control the upbringing of their children, but this reading of the law is sorely incomplete. What is deeply rooted in ... More

Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

Michael Donnelly and Murray Straus (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085471
eISBN:
9780300133806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085471.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Despite being commonplace in American households a generation ago, corporal punishment of children has been subjected to criticism and shifting attitudes in recent years. Many school districts have ... More

The Criterion for Distinguishing Legal Opinions from Judicial Rulings and the Administrative Acts of Judges and Rulers

The Criterion for Distinguishing Legal Opinions from Judicial Rulings and the Administrative Acts of Judges and Rulers

Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Idris al-Qarafi al-Maliki

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300191158
eISBN:
9780300227567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191158.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book is the first and much-needed English translation of a thirteenth-century text that shaped the development of Islamic law in the late middle ages. Scholars of Islamic law can find few ... More

Defaming the Dead

Defaming the Dead

Don Herzog

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300221541
eISBN:
9780300227710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221541.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

If you defame the dead, even someone who recently died, tort law does not think that’s an injury: not to the grieving survivors and not to the dead person. This book argues that defamation is an ... More

Defining NationsImmigrants and Citizens in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America

Defining Nations: Immigrants and Citizens in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America

Tamar Herzog

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092530
eISBN:
9780300129830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092530.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book explores the emergence of a specifically Spanish concept of community in both Spain and Spanish America in the eighteenth century. Challenging the assumption that communities were the ... More

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