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    The “Higher Law” Background of American Constitutional Law

    by Edward S. Corwin

    Having written extensively on various aspects of the American constitutional order, Edward S. Corwin is considered a leading constitutional scholar of the twentieth century. Alpheus Mason described Corwin’s writings as “sources of learning and understanding—hallmarks to emulate and revere.” The “Higher Law” Background of American Constitutional Law is of unique value in connecting the Western European experience—from the classical world,…

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  • A Concise History of the Common Law

    by Theodore F. T. Plucknett

    As always during its long history, English common law, upon which American law is based, has had to defend itself against the challenge of civil law’s clarity and traditions. That challenge to our common-law heritage remains today. To that end, Liberty Fund now makes available a clear and candid discussion of common law. A Concise History of the Common Law

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    Government by Judiciary

    by Raoul Berger

    It is Berger’s theory that the United States Supreme Court has embarked on “a continuing revision of the Constitution, under the guise of interpretation,” thereby subverting America’s democratic institutions and wreaking havoc upon Americans’ social and political lives. Raoul Berger (1901–2000) was Charles Warren Senior Fellow in American Legal History, Harvard University.

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  • The History of English Law before the Time of Edward I

    by Sir Frederick Pollock and Frederic William Maitland

    First published in 1895, Sir Frederick Pollock and Frederic William Maitland’s legal classic The History of English Law before the Time of Edward I expanded the work of Sir Edward Coke and William Blackstone by exploring the origins of key aspects of English common law and society and with them the development of individual rights as these were gradually carved…

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    Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution

    by A. V. Dicey

    The Law of the Constitution elucidates the guiding principles of the modern constitution of England: the legislative sovereignty of Parliament, the rule of law, and the binding force of unwritten conventions. A. V. Dicey (1835–1922) was an English jurist, Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford University, and author of, among other works, The Law of the Constitution.

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    Lectures on the Relation between Law and Public Opinion in England during the Nineteenth Century

    by A. V. Dicey

    This volume brings together a series of lectures A. V. Dicey first gave at Harvard Law School on the influence of public opinion in England during the nineteenth century and its impact on legislation. Dicey’s lectures were accurate as a reflection of the anxieties felt by turn-of-the-century Benthamite Liberals in the face of Socialist and New Liberal challenges. A. V.

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  • The Natural Law

    by Heinrich A. Rommen

    Originally published in German in 1936, The Natural Law is the first work to clarify the differences between traditional natural law as represented in the writings of Cicero, Aquinas, and Hooker and the revolutionary doctrines of natural rights espoused by Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Heinrich A. Rommen (1897–1967) taught in Germany and England before concluding his distinguished scholarly career at…

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  • Origins of the Common Law

    by Arthur R. Hogue

    This introductory analysis of the origin and early development of the English common law provides an excellent grounding for the beginning student as well as the experienced scholar of legal history. Arthur R. Hogue (1906–1986) was Professor of History at Indiana University.

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  • The Roots of Liberty

    by Ellis Sandoz

    The Roots of Liberty is a critical collection of essays on the origin and nature of the often elusive idea of liberty. The essays address early medieval developments, encompassing such seminal issues as the common-law mind of the sixteenth century under the Tudor monarchs, the struggle for power and authority between the Stuart kings and Parliament in the seventeenth century,…

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    The Selected Writings of Sir Edward Coke

    by Sir Edward Coke

    Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634) successfully defended English liberties against the royal prerogative of the Stuart kings and virtually single-handedly established the rule of law for the English-speaking peoples. Coke’s view of English law has had a powerful influence on lawyers, judges, and politicians through the present day. It was Coke’s astonishing task to set down the whole of the law—from…

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  • The Story of Law

    by John M. Zane

    Written for the layman as well as the attorney, The Story of Law is the only complete outline history of the law ever published. “It is,” too, noted journalist William Allen White of the original edition, “the sort of book that any lawyer could take home and give to his children in their teens and twenties as a justification of…

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