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The Law Book explores 250 of the most significant legal issues, cases, trials, and events that have profoundly changed our world. Although the heaviest emphasis is on American law it also touches on more than a dozen countries and the European Union, laws relating to Antarctica and Outer Space, and principles of international law. Among the topics it explores are the earliest legal codes, the role of juries, slavery and emancipation, civil rights, Native Americans, copyright, the press and free speech, immigration, censorship and obscenity, the environment, war and international relations, war crimes and trials, the insanity defense, taxation, prohibition, voting rights, women’s rights, labor unions and workers’ rights, Social Security, workers’ compensation laws, the securities laws, the origins of Legal Aid, surrogacy, the right of privacy, cameras in the courts, food and drug regulation, antitrust law, South Africa’s Constitution, assisted suicide, gun control, the death penalty, civil commitment, juvenile sentencing, legalization of marijuana, same-sex marriage, tort law, the Affordable Care Act, and many others.

ISBN

978-1-4549-0168-6

Publication Date

11-2015

Publisher

Sterling

City

New York

Keywords

Legal History, Law, Milestones, Same-Sex Marriage, Antarctica, Gun Control, Hamurrabi, 250 Milestones, International Criminal Court, History of Law, Marijuana, Opium, Discrimination, Copyright, Seat Belts, OSHA, EEOC, SEC, Pecora, Trademark, Suffrage, Gay Marriage, Supreme Court, Bork, Thomas, Littleton, Napoleon, Lincoln, Marshall, Highways, FDA, Clayton Act, Sherman Act, Gortyn, Blackstone

Disciplines

Business | Education | History | Law | Legal Studies

The Law Book:  From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law (Sterling)

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