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Stanford Law Catalog 2012

Stanford Law Catalog 2012

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New and forthcoming books in Law
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University Press
New and Forthcoming Titles from Stanford University Press
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u.s. Law a cr
Copyraud andOther Abuseso IntellectualProperty Law 
Jason Mazzone
Intellectual property law in theUnited States does not work welland it needs to be reormed—butnot or the reasons given by mostcritics. Rather, the primary prob-lem is overreaching by thosewho abuse intellectual property law by claiming stronger rightsthan the law actually gives them.Tis is the rst book to examineoverreaching as a distinct prob-lem and to show how to solve it.
“Makes a crucial contributionto a ramework or shoring upthe governance o bits in thedigital age. The ormidablepowers o intellectual propertyshould be matched by properpolicing o its boundaries.
—Jonathan Zittrain,Harvard University 
“Masterully shows the aston-ishing ways in which contentindustries misuse their intel-lectual property rights—andhow to rein them in. A mustread or anyone who caresabout the uture o creativity.
—Jimmy Wales,Founder of Wikipedia
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Table of Contents
U.S. Law and Courts ........2-3Law and Society ................4-7International andComparative Law............8-10Jurisprudence andLegal History ...................10-11
Exam Copy Policy .........................6Ordering .............................................7
Felony Murder
Guyora Binder
Felony Murder 
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“Dismantles a mythologicalhistory that has long shapedcriminal law teaching andanchored modern criminallaw theory, opening a pathto a undamentally new wayo understanding the role o criminal law in contempo-rary society. Truly one o theoutstanding contributions tocriminal law theory in our time.”
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Critical Perspectives on Crime and Law
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Te Failed Promiseo Originalism
Frank Cross
Te primary point o the book isan examination o the degree towhich originalism inuences theCourt’s decisions. Frank B. Crosstests this by examining whetheroriginalism appears to constrainthe ideological preerences o the justices, which are a demon-strable predictor o their decisions.Ultimately, he nds that howevertheoretically appealing origi-nalism may seem, the changedcircumstances over time andlack o reliable evidence meansthat its use is indeterminate andmeaningless. Originalism can beselectively deployed or manipu-lated to support and legitimizeany decision desired by a justice.
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Te Teory andPractice o Statutory Interpretation
Frank B. Cross
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Without Fearor Favor
Judicial Independenceand JudicialAccountability inthe States
G. Alan arr
Te impartial administrationo justice and the account-ability o government ocialsare two o the most strongly held American values. Yetthese values are oen in directconict with one another.At the national level, the U.S.Constitution resolves the ten-sion between these two valuesin avor o judicial indepen-dence. But at the state level,debate has continued as to theproper balance between judi-cial independence and judicialaccountability. In this volume,arr ocuses squarely on thatdebate. In part, the analysis ishistorical: how have the reign-ing conceptions o judicial in-dependence and accountability emerged. In part, the analysis istheoretical: what is the properunderstanding o judicial inde-pendence and accountability?
Law, Politics, and the Media
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What’s Law Gotto Do With It?
What Judges Do,Why Tey Do It,and What’s at Stake
Edited by Charles Gardner Geyh
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Law, Politics, and the Media
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All Judges ArePolitical—ExceptWhen Tey Are Not
AcceptableHypocrisies andthe Rule o Law 
Keith J. Bybee
The Cultural Lives of Law
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