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Detroit's Wayne State University Law School

Future Leaders in the Legal Community

Alan Schenk

Account of the critical role students played in the history of an urban public law school.

Hardcover
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347614
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347621
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"No Equal Justice"

The Legacy of Civil Rights Icon George W. Crockett Jr.

Edward J. Littlejohn and Peter J. Hammer

The story of a civil rights icon and Black lawyer who fought racism and political oppression with uncommon devotion.

Paperback
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814350584
$24.99
Hardcover
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814348765
$36.99
Ebook
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814348772
$24.99
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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

My 36 Years in the Senate

Carl Levinforeword by Linda Gustitus

Former senator Carl Levin's memoir demonstrates the value of pragmatism, empathy, and compromise.

Hardcover
Published: March 2021
ISBN: 9780814348390
$29.99
Ebook
Published: March 2021
ISBN: 9780814348406
$29.99

A Lincoln Legacy

The History of the U.s. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

David Gardner Chardavoyne and Hugh W. Brenneman, Jr

Examines the history of the federal trial courts in Western Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Hardcover
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348048
$44.99
Ebook
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348055
$44.99

Maurice Sugar

Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950

Christopher H. Johnson

Christopher Johnson chronicles the life of Maurice Sugar, from his roots in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, through his resistance with Eugene V Debs to World War I, and on to the struggles of the early 1930s to bring the union message to Detroit.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344835
$22.99
Ebook
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814340042
$4.99

Adversity and Justice

A History of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Kevin M. Ball

A chronological history of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the site of the city of Detroit’s landmark bankruptcy case.

Hardcover
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336076
$42.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814336090
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The People's Lawyer

The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation's Longest-Serving Attorney General

Frank J. Kelleywith Jack Lessenberry

The nation's longest-serving attorney general tells the story of a life that spanned two centuries and a career that helped transform consumer protection and public interest law.

Hardcover
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341322
$34.99
Ebook
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341339
$24.99
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Jewish Honor Courts

Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel After the Holocaust

edited by Laura Jockusch and Gabriel N. Finder

A transnational and interdisciplinary look at Jewish trials of fellow Jews accused of collaborating with the Nazis.

Paperback
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338773
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338780
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Crusader for Justice

Federal Judge Damon J. Keith

Compiled, written, and edited by Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman
Foreword by Mitch Albom

A complete biography of one of the seminal figures in American jurisprudence.

Hardcover
Published: November 2013
ISBN: 9780814338452
$29.95
eBOOK
Published: November 2013
ISBN: 9780814338469

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

People, Law, and Politics

David Gardner Chardavoyne

A chronological history of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, from its beginnings in the 1830s to the present.

Hardcover
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814334614
$44.99
Ebook
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814337202
$44.99
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The Color of Law

Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights

Dave Riddle, David Elsila, and Steve Babson

Biography of Ernie Goodman, a Detroit lawyer and political activist who played a key role in social justice cases.

Hardcover
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814334966
$34.99
Ebook
Published: October 2010
ISBN: 9780814336380
$34.99
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A Hanging in Detroit

Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution under Michigan Law

David G. Chardavoyne

The first historical study—and a riveting account—of the last execution in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814331330
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814337394