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Is eating people wrong? : great legal cases and how they shaped the world

Author: Allan C Hutchinson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Great cases are those judicial decisions around which the common law develops. This book explores eight exemplary cases from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia that show the law as a living, breathing, and down-the-street experience. It explores the social circumstances in which the cases arose and the ordinary people whose stories influenced and shaped the law, as well as the characters  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan C Hutchinson
ISBN: 9780521188517 0521188512 9781107000377 1107000378
OCLC Number: 649702373
Description: xi, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: In praise of great cases : the big, the bad and the goodly --
Is eating people wrong? : the law and lore of the sea --
Bearing witness : in support of the rule of law --
In the hunt : power, property, and possession --
Shades of Brown : a constitutional catharsis --
A snail in a bottle : nature, neighbors, and negligence --
An aboriginal title : the lie and law of the land --
Grinding at the mill : putting limits on agreements --
Of crimes and cautions : the rights and rites of investigation --
Coming up for air : the common law at 2010.
Responsibility: Allan C. Hutchinson.

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Great cases are those judicial decisions around which the common law develops. This book explores the consequences and fallouts of eight exemplary cases from the United Kingdom, the United States and  Read more...
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'Hutchinson here, as with all the cases, proves an adept storyteller. One may wonder whether this case is as important as he believes, but it is hard not to be interested in its outcome.' John M. Read more...

 
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