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Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution

Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution

Jaroslav Pelikan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102673
eISBN:
9780300130768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102673.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Both the Bible and the Constitution have the status of “Great Code,” but each of these important texts is controversial as well as enigmatic. They are asked to speak to situations that their authors ... More

Inventing American ExceptionalismThe Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877

Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877

Amalia D. Kessler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

It is widely accepted that American procedure—and indeed American legal culture as a whole—are adversarial (and distinctively so). Yet, precisely because this assumption is so deep-rooted, we have ... More

Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement

Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement

Samuel R. Bagenstos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124491
eISBN:
9780300155433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124491.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 was hailed as revolutionary legislation, but in the ensuing years restrictive Supreme Court decisions have prompted accusations that ... More

Law's EnvironmentHow the Law Shapes the Places We Live

Law's Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live

John Copeland Nagle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126297
eISBN:
9780300162912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126297.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This book shows how our reliance on environmental law affects the natural environment through an examination of five diverse places in the American landscape: Alaska's Adak Island; the Susquehanna ... More

Making the CaseThe Art of the Judicial Opinion

Making the Case: The Art of the Judicial Opinion

Paul W. Kahn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300212082
eISBN:
9780300220841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212082.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book introduces law students to the art of reading judicial opinions. At the same time, it offers an innovative theory of the nature of legal argument, emphasizing the roles of rhetoric, ... More

The Mythic Meanings of the Second AmendmentTaming Political Violence in a Constitutional Republic

The Mythic Meanings of the Second Amendment: Taming Political Violence in a Constitutional Republic

David C. Williams

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095623
eISBN:
9780300127553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095623.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Second Amendment, which concerns the right of the people to keep and bear arms, has been the subject of great debate for decades. Does it protect an individual's right to arms or only the right ... More

Ordering the CityLand Use, Policing, and the Restoration of Urban America

Ordering the City: Land Use, Policing, and the Restoration of Urban America

Nicole Stelle Garnett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124941
eISBN:
9780300155051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124941.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book highlights the multiple, often overlooked, and frequently misunderstood connections between land use and development policies and policing practices. In order to do so, it draws upon ... More

The Philosophy of Positive LawFoundations of Jurisprudence

The Philosophy of Positive Law: Foundations of Jurisprudence

James Bernard Murphy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107883
eISBN:
9780300138016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107883.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book-length study of positive law rewrites central chapters in the history of jurisprudence by uncovering a fundamental continuity among four great legal philosophers: Plato, Thomas Aquinas, ... More

The Preemption WarWhen Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries

The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries

Thomas O. McGarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122961
eISBN:
9780300152203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122961.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Most people are unaware of a quiet war that has been raging for the last decade in the courts, federal regulatory agencies, and Congress—a war over federal agency preemption of state common law ... More

A Right to Discriminate?How the Case of Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale Warped the Law of Free Association

A Right to Discriminate?: How the Case of Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale Warped the Law of Free Association

Andrew Koppelman and Tobias Wolff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121278
eISBN:
9780300155921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121278.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Should the Boy Scouts of America and other noncommercial associations have a right to discriminate when selecting their members? Does the state have a legitimate interest in regulating the membership ... More

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