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The life of the law : the people and cases that have shaped our society, from King Alfred to Rodney King

Author: Alfred H Knight
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred H Knight
ISBN: 0195122399 9780195122398
OCLC Number: 38024205
Notes: Originally published: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1996.
Description: ix, 278 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Nationalizing English justice (late ninth century) --
The rule of law (1215) --
The bar is born (1291) --
Binding precedent (1454) --
Man against the state (1535) --
The right to confront accusers (1603) --
Judicial review (1610) --
The death of a scapegoat (1641) --
The privilege against self-incrimination (1649) --
Freedom of the press (1735) --
Unreasonable searches and seizures (1761-65) --
The bill of rights (1791) --
Constructive treason (1807) --
Equality as law (1853) --
Unreasonable searches and seizures, continued (1886) --
The right of privacy (1890) --
Nationalizing American justice (1913-23) --
The right to counsel (1942) --
Equality as law, continued (1954) --
Freedom of the press, continued (1964) --
Trial by jury (1993).
Responsibility: Alfred H. Knight.
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