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The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637546
eISBN:
9780748671588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Commissioned by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education, this book is derived from the inaugural Jean Clark Lectures, hosted by the University of Aberdeen in 2007. Across three lectures, the text ... More


Standing Accused: The Organization and Practices of Criminal Defence Lawyers in Britain

Mike McConville, Jacqueline Hodgson, Lee Bridges, and Anita Pavlovic

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258681
eISBN:
9780191681851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258681.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Criminal cases are commonly seen as a fight between adversaries of equal strength: the intrusive power of the State versus skilled defence lawyers advocating their clients' cause. The reality, ... More


Injustice On Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis

William M. Richman and William L. Reynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195342079
eISBN:
9780199332397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342079.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The United States Circuit Courts of Appeals are among the most important governmental institutions in our society. However, because the Supreme Court can hear less than 150 cases per year, the ... More


External Pressures on the Outside: Constructing a Familiar European Judicial Order

Mitchel De S.-O.-L'E. Lasser

in Judicial Transformations: The Rights Revolution in the Courts of Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570775
eISBN:
9780191705557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570775.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter stresses the interactive pressures between the two paradigmatic European judicial institutions: the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The ... More


Introduction

William M. Richman and William L. Reynolds

in Injustice On Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195342079
eISBN:
9780199332397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342079.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter sets out the book's focus, namely the deterioration of the U.S. Courts of Appeals. These courts decide over fifty thousand cases per year, out of which the Supreme Court ... More


The European Court of Human Rights: Implementing Strasbourg's Judgments on Domestic Policy

Dia Anagnostou

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748670574
eISBN:
9780748689101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670574.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

One of the most remarkable characteristics of the European Convention of Human Rights and its highly acclaimed judicial tribunal in Strasbourg is the extensive obligations of the contracting states ... More


George Joseph Bell – law Commissioner☼

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625161
eISBN:
9780748671571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The high regard in which Bell is held is generally based on his Commentaries and Principles but he had an important role in the extensive programme of law reform which took place over the nineteenth ... More


The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953

James Heinzen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300175257
eISBN:
9780300224764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175257.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Traditions of official corruption inherited from the Soviet and late Imperial eras have continued to touch Russian life since the collapse of the USSR. This study is the first archive-based, ... More


Legal Issues for Islamic Marriage and Divorce

Julie Macfarlane

in Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753918
eISBN:
9780199949588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter opens with a discussion of the 2010 Oklahoma Referendum which vividly demonstrates public fears and misapprehensions about “shari’a law.” One such misapprehension is the belief ... More


On the Legal Geography of Ethnocratic Settler States: Notes Towards a Research Agenda

Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Since the ‘Courts of the Conquerors’ appears to have a complex view regarding how native land becomes subject to dispossession, this chapter attempts to look into observations and assumptions about ... More


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