Summary: This anthology features accessible, enjoyable, thought-provoking essays on timely legal issues by prominent journalists and scholars. Selected from well-known magazines like Atlantic Monthly, Harvard Business Review, The New Yorker, Slate, and Vanity Fair, each essay explores an important question currently being debated in our counts. Should government intervene in the business of a free market? Should people of the same sex be allowed to marry? Should religious icons be displayed i ...show moren government buildings? Is a college student who mixes music on his laptop a thief? Any reader who would like to gain insight into the workings of the legal system while taking pleasure in excellent writing will enjoy this valuable collection. Including: Vikram Amar on What's Wrong with the Modern Jury Alex Beam on Big Tobacco and Greed Richard Thompson Ford on Gay Marriage Christopher Hitchens on Appalling Misdemeanors Ken I. Kersch on Multilateralism in the Courts Bryan Lonegan on Heartbreaking Deportations Nina Martin on Exoneration Hilary Rosen and Lawrence Lessig on Copyright Rod Smola on The Ten Commandments Eliot Spitzer on Business and Government Jeffrey Toobin on Gerrymandering ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 05
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