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The Grasping Hand"Kelo v. City of New London" and the Limits of Eminent Domain

The Grasping Hand: "Kelo v. City of New London" and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Ilya Somin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226256603
eISBN:
9780226256740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226256740.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In Kelo v. City of New London (2005), the Supreme Court ruled that government can take private property and give it to another private owner in order to promote “economic development,” even though ... More

Habeas for the Twenty-First CenturyUses, Abuses, and the Future of the Great Writ

Habeas for the Twenty-First Century: Uses, Abuses, and the Future of the Great Writ

Nancy J. King and Joseph L. Hoffmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226436975
eISBN:
9780226436968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436968.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

For centuries, the writ of habeas corpus has served as an important safeguard against miscarriages of justice, and today it remains at the center of some of the most contentious issues of our ... More

The Judicial Power of the PurseHow Courts Fund National Defense in Times of Crisis

The Judicial Power of the Purse: How Courts Fund National Defense in Times of Crisis

Nancy Staudt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226771120
eISBN:
9780226771151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771151.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Congress and the president are not the only branches that deal with fiscal issues in times of war. This book focuses on the role of federal courts in fiscal matters during warfare and high-cost ... More

The Language of StatutesLaws and Their Interpretation

The Language of Statutes: Laws and Their Interpretation

Lawrence M. Solan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767963
eISBN:
9780226767987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767987.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Pulling the rug out from debates about interpretation, this book joins together learning from law, linguistics, and cognitive science to illuminate the fundamental issues and problems in this highly ... More

Learning to Love Form 1040Two Cheers for the Return-Based Mass Income Tax

Learning to Love Form 1040: Two Cheers for the Return-Based Mass Income Tax

Lawrence Zelenak

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226018928
eISBN:
9780226019086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226019086.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

No one likes paying taxes, much less the process of filing tax returns. For years, would-be reformers have advocated replacing the return-based mass income tax with a flat tax, federal sales tax, or ... More

Madison's NightmareHow Executive Power Threatens American Democracy

Madison's Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy

Peter M. Shane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226749396
eISBN:
9780226749426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749426.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The George W. Bush administration's ambitious claims of unilateral executive authority raised deep concerns among constitutional scholars, civil libertarians, and ordinary citizens alike. But Bush's ... More

Polyphonic FederalismToward the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Polyphonic Federalism: Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Robert A. Schapiro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226736624
eISBN:
9780226736648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736648.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The relationship between the states and the national government is among the most contested issues in the United States. And questions about where power should reside, how decisions should be made, ... More

The Powers of War and PeaceThe Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11

The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11

John Yoo

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226960319
eISBN:
9780226960333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226960333.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Since the September 11 attacks on the United States, the Bush administration has come under fire for its methods of combating terrorism. Waging war against al Qaeda has proven to be a legal quagmire, ... More

Rights of InclusionLaw and Identity in the Life Stories of Americans with Disabilities

Rights of Inclusion: Law and Identity in the Life Stories of Americans with Disabilities

David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226208312
eISBN:
9780226208343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226208343.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book provides a perspective on how civil rights legislation affects the lives of ordinary Americans. Based on eye-opening and deeply moving interviews with intended beneficiaries of the ... More

Second-Best JusticeThe Virtues of Japanese Private Law

Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law

J. Mark Ramseyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226281995
eISBN:
9780226282046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282046.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Japanese people file few lawsuits. They do not file few suits because the Japanese culture discourages them from asserting their claims(After all, they do assert their claims.). Neither do Japanese ... More

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