The Law Book

The Law Book

From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law

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"Which was the last country to abolish slavery? Which is the only amendment to the U.S. Constitution ever to be repealed? How did King Henry II of England provide a procedural blueprint for criminal law? These are just a few of the thought-provoking questions addressed in this beautifully illustrated book. Join author Michael H. Roffer as he explores 250 of the most fundamental, far-reaching, and often-controversial cases, laws, and trials that have profoundly changed our world--for good or bad. Offering authoritative context to ancient documents as well as today's hot-button issues, The Law Book presents a comprehensive look at the rules by which we live our lives. It covers such diverse topics as the Code of Hammurabi, the Ten Commandments, the Trial of Socrates, the Bill of Rights, women's suffrage, the insanity defense, and more. Roffer takes us around the globe to ancient Rome and medieval England before transporting us forward to contemporary accounts that tackle everything from civil rights, surrogacy, and assisted suicide to the 2000 U.S. presidential election, Google Books, and the fight for marriage equality. Organized chronologically, the entries each consist of a short essay and a stunning full-color image, while the "Notes and Further Reading" section provides resources for more in-depth study. Justice may be blind, but this collection brings the rich history of the law to light."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Sterling, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781454901686
1454901683
Branch Call Number: 340.09 R6298L 2015
Characteristics: 528 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 23 cm

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WilliamEarlVinyard
Jan 05, 2017

Our laws are based on old religion and now our own government are and have been pushing religion away from the masses as well as incouraging the youth to be uneducated so they can enslave us as a society. Our government has satanic groups with large amounts of money lobbying(bribing) our federal governmnet employees

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WilliamEarlVinyard
Jan 18, 2017

reading this book and finding out there is a website called targeted people the UN better get out of the United States . It is an experiment to brainwash people without their consent . We have freedom of consciousness and thy are violating that right as well as well as ever right given to us by the Bill Of Rights . The New World Order we the people of America are not going to lay here and take this for you or even our own corrupt paid public servants such as police, judges, and any elected official. We have to right given to us to pick up arms and defend our nation getting its integrity. Our own corrupt federal government is letting the internet to be used to throw our country into the New World Order hands by compromising all the banking world wide by letting the Internal Revenue Services internet and server to be and stayed hacked leading the corrupt to ever bank there is in the United States and elsewhere in the world terrorizing not just their own country but countries all over the world. Which means that our own paid public servants are doing treason and terroristic acts world wide. The library here in Tucson Arizona is involved in violating the Freedom of Speech a person can go to any federal court house and ask for a USC 1083 form and have excess to the law library as well as get a form to fill out to waiver all cost that can occur like copies and filing fees. Then a civil law suit will be filed by mne and then I will follow up with criminal charges against individuals who work for such places in a criminal law

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