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The Expert Witness in Islamic CourtsMedicine and Crafts in the Service of Law

The Expert Witness in Islamic Courts: Medicine and Crafts in the Service of Law

Ron Shaham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226749334
eISBN:
9780226749358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749358.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Islam's tense relationship with modernity is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Within Islamic legal systems, with their traditional preference for eyewitness testimony, this struggle has ... More

Judicial ReputationA Comparative Theory

Judicial Reputation: A Comparative Theory

Nuno Garoupa and Tom Ginsburg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226290591
eISBN:
9780226290621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290621.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Judges, as Alexander Hamilton famously noted, lack the purse or the sword, and so must rely on their reputation to secure compliance with their decisions. This book uses the economics of information ... More

Law in Everyday JapanSex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes

Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes

Mark D. West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226894027
eISBN:
9780226894096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226894096.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Lawsuits are rare events in most people's lives. High-stakes cases are even less commonplace. Why is it, then, that scholarship about the Japanese legal system has focused almost exclusively on epic ... More

Measuring Judicial IndependenceThe Political Economy of Judging in Japan

Measuring Judicial Independence: The Political Economy of Judging in Japan

J. Mark Ramseyer and Eric B. Rasmusen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226703886
eISBN:
9780226703879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703879.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

The role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election raised questions in the minds of many Americans about the relationships between judges and political influence; ... More

Secrets, Sex, and SpectacleThe Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States

Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States

Mark D. West

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226894089
eISBN:
9780226894119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226894119.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

A leader of a global superpower is betrayed by his mistress, who makes public the sordid details of their secret affair. His wife stands by as he denies the charges. Debates over definitions of moral ... More

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