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Civil rights litigation: An uncertain tradition. (Volumes I and II)
Volume I of this study examines civil rights doctrine as it developed in the United States Supreme Court. I conclude that most historians and law scholars have been incorrect in their assessment of the civil rights record ...
"Right and Ready": The law practice of Nathaniel Hart Davis, 1850--1883 (Texas)
Historians are unfamiliar with the frontier attorney. We know little of who he represented, what types of cases he litigated and his day-to-day labors. Nathaniel Hart Davis practiced law in Montgomery, Texas from 1850 to ...
Promises broken: Breach of promise of marriage in England and Wales, 1753-1970
Breach of promise of marriage suits originated in the ecclesiastical courts; the Hardwicke Marriage Act, however, invalidated betrothals and forced jilted lovers to use the common law courts for redress. This study is based ...
Justice lies in the district: A history of the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960
Created in 1902, the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas quickly grew into one of the nation's largest and busiest federal trial courts. Serving the rapidly maturing region of southeast Texas, the Court ...