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    Hear No Evil

    by Sarah Smith ...
    Narrated by Helen McAlpine ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours

    In the burgeoning industrial city of Glasgow in 1817 Jean Campbell - a young, Deaf woman - is witnessed throwing a child into the River Clyde from the Old Bridge.No evidence is yielded from the river. Unable to communicate with their silent prisoner, the authorities move Jean to the decaying Edinburgh Tolbooth in order to prise the story from her. The High Court calls in Robert Kinniburgh, a ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Common Law

    Narrated by Robert Morris ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 53 min

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., is considered one of the greatest justices of the United States Supreme Court and profoundly influenced American jurisprudence, especially in the areas of civil liberties and judicial restraint. At the same time, his abilities as a prose stylist earned him a position among the literary elite.In The Common Law, derived from a series of lectures given at the Lowell ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    On Your Case

    A Comprehensive, Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Woman's Life

    by Lisa Green ...
    Narrated by Lisa Green ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 29 min

    On Your Case gives women the tools they need to prepare anything the law might throw at them. From dating, marriage and kids to retirement and aging parents, this is the book every woman should have when trouble strikes—or before!In On Your Case, Lisa Green finally fills a gap in women?s bookshelves with a thorough, compelling and occasionally hilarious guide to the range of legal issues women can ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fra Øst-Vest-Gaden til Nürnberg

    Narrated by Flemming Enevold ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 3 min

    Da juristen Philippe Sands får en indbydelse til at forelæse i Lviv i Ukraine, åbnes en ukendt dør til hans families historie. Med udgangspunkt i morfarens flugt for nazisterne begynder han en undersøgelse, som fører læseren til Lemberg før 2. verdenskrig, til forbryderprocessen i Nürnberg efter krigen og op til nutiden. Hvad skete der familien, som blev hjemme, da nazisterne og den ukendte ... Read more

    $21.51 AUD

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    Habeas Corpus

    A Very Short Introduction

    by Amanda Tyler ...
    Narrated by Callie Beaulieu ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 1 min

    The concept of habeas corpus-literally, to receive and hold the body-empowers courts to protect the right of prisoners to know the basis on which they are being held by the government and grant prisoners their freedom when they are held unlawfully. It is no wonder that habeas corpus has long been considered essential to freedom. This Very Short Introduction chronicles the storied writ of habeas ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Jane Crow

    The Life of Pauli Murray

    Narrated by Janina Edwards ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 30 min

    In this definitive biography, Rosalind Rosenberg offers a poignant portrait of Pauli Murray, who played pivotal roles in both the modern civil rights and women's movements. A mixed-race orphan, Murray grew up in segregated North Carolina before escaping to New York, where she attended Hunter College and became a labor activist in the 1930s. When she applied to graduate school at the University of ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Practical Equality

    Forging Justice in a Divided Nation

    by Robert Tsai ...
    Narrated by David Shih ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 38 min

    Equality is easy to grasp in theory but often hard to achieve in reality. In this accessible and wide-ranging work, American University law professor Robert L. Tsai offers a stirring account of how legal ideas that aren't necessarily about equality at all-ensuring fair play, behaving reasonably, avoiding cruelty, and protecting free speech-have often been used to overcome resistance to justice and ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court

    Unabridged

    8 hours 11 min

    The inspiring and previously untold history of the women considered-but not selected-for the US Supreme Court In 1981, after almost two centuries of exclusively male appointments, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice of the United States, a significant historical moment and a symbolic triumph for supporters of women's rights. Most do not know, however, about the ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics

    Narrated by Jim Seybert ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 52 min

    A growing chorus of officials and commentators argues that the Supreme Court has become too political. On this view, the confirmation process is just an exercise in partisan agenda-setting, and the jurists are no more than “politicians in robes”?their ostensibly neutral judicial philosophies mere camouflage for conservative or liberal convictions. Stephen Breyer, drawing upon his experience as a ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    And Justice for Some

    An Expose of the Lawyers and Judges Who Let Dangerous Criminals Go Free

    by Wendy Murphy ...
    Narrated by Joyce Bean ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 29 min

    When Wendy Murphy was a young prosecutor, she learned that the deck is stacked in favor of criminal defendants. Between their arrest and (potential) conviction, murderers, rapists, and drug dealers get more than a fair shake-they get an unfair advantage, often at the expense of their victims. In many states, for instance, defendants can subpoena a victim's private medical and counseling files ... Read more

    $25.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Gideon's Trumpet

    How One Man, a Poor Prisoner, Took His Case to the Supreme Court-and Changed the Law of the United States

    by Anthony Lewis ...
    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 50 min

    A history of the landmark case of Clarence Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964. ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Federalist Papers

    series The Giants of Political Thought Series

    Unabridged

    2 hours 44 min

    The US Constitution was approved by the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. It was to become law only if it was ratified by nine of the thirteen states. New York was a key state, but it contained strong forces opposing the Constitution. A series of eighty-five letters appeared in New York City newspapers between October 1787 and August 1788 urging support for the Constitution. These ... Read more

    $14.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Trial of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    Eyewitness Accounts from the US Coast Guard Hearings

    Narrated by Traber Burns ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 25 min

    A documentary drawn from testimony at the Coast Guard’s official inquiry looks anew at one of the most storied, and mysterious, shipwrecks in American historyThe sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald is one of the most famous shipwreck stories in Great Lakes history. It is also one of maritime lore’s great mysteries, the details of its disappearance as obscure now as on that fateful November day in ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Not Enough

    Human Rights in an Unequal World

    by Samuel Moyn ...
    Narrated by Stephen Bel Davies ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 36 min

    The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, market fundamentalism has emerged as the dominant force in national and global economies. In this provocative book, Samuel Moyn analyzes how and why we chose to make human ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Operation Greylord

    The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust

    Narrated by Charles Constant ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 14 min

    Operation Greylord was the longest and most successful undercover investigation in FBI history, and the largest corruption bust ever in the U.S. It resulted in bribery and tax charges against 103 judges, lawyers, and other court personnel, and, eventually, more than seventy indictments. And it was led by Terrence Hake, a young assistant prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in ... Read more

    $25.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Democracy and Equality

    The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court

    series Inalienable Rights

    Unabridged

    5 hours 50 min

    From 1953 to 1969, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren brought about many of the proudest achievements of American constitutional law. The Warren Court declared racial segregation and laws forbidding interracial marriage to be unconstitutional; it expanded the right of citizens to criticize public officials; it held school prayer unconstitutional; and it ruled that people accused of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Nobody's Child

    A Tragedy, a Trial, and a History of the Insanity Defense

    Narrated by Laural Merlington ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 43 min

    A powerful and humane exploration of the history of the "insanity defense," through the story of one poignant case. When a three-year-old child was found with a head wound and other injuries, it looked like an open-and-shut case of second-degree murder. Psychologist and attorney Susan Vinocour agreed to evaluate the defendant, the child's mentally ill and impoverished grandmother, to determine ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    American Legal History

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Jason Huggins ...

    Unabridged

    4 min

    Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has not just reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made-it has played a powerful role in shaping that society, though not always in positive ways. Eminent legal scholar G. Edward White offers a compact overview that sheds light on the impact of law on a number of key social issues ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Treatise on Law

    Narrated by Robin Lawson ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 16 min

    Saint Thomas Aquinas, an Italian philosopher and Dominican friar who lived during the thirteenth century, was the greatest of the medieval theologians. His writings harmonized faith and reason, which resulted in a Christian form of rationalism.This treatise comprises questions 90–97 of the Summa Theologica, in which St. Thomas presents a philosophical analysis of the nature and structure of law. ... Read more

    $23.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Nonsense Factory

    The Making and Breaking of the American Legal System

    Narrated by Matt Kugler ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 10 min

    A withering and witty examination of how the American legal system, burdened by complexity and untrammeled growth, fails Americans and threatens the rule of law itself, by the acclaimed author of A Generation of Sociopaths.Our trial courts conduct hardly any trials, our correctional systems do not correct, and the rise of mandated arbitration has ushered in a shadowy system of privatized "justice. ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    American Islamophobia

    Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear

    Narrated by Neil Shah ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 1 min

    “I remember the four words that repeatedly scrolled across my mind after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. ‘Please don't be Muslims, please don't be Muslims.' The four words I whispered to myself on 9/11 reverberated through the mind of every Muslim American that day and every day after . . . . Our fear, and the collective breath or brace for the hateful ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Legal Analyst

    A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law

    Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 55 min

    There are two kinds of knowledge law school teaches: legal rules on the one hand, and tools for thinking about legal problems on the other. Although the tools are far more interesting and useful than the rules, they tend to be neglected in favor of other aspects of the curriculum. In The Legal Analyst, Ward Farnsworth brings together in one place all of the most powerful of those tools for ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Racketeer for Life: Fighting the Culture of Death from the Sidewalk to the Supreme Court

    Unabridged

    14 hours 44 min

    Joseph M. Scheidler has fought for the unborn since the Supreme Court allowed abortion on demand with its 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings. He was the target of a lawsuit brought by the National Organization for Women under federal racketeering laws. Found guilty in 1998, Scheidler triumphed twice in appeals before the Supreme Court in 2003 and again in 2006.Racketeer for Life explains ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Policing the Open Road

    How Cars Transformed American Freedom

    by Sarah A. Seo ...
    Narrated by Nancy Wu ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 1 min

    How the rise of the car, the symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing―with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system.When Americans think of freedom, they often picture the open road. Yet nowhere are we more likely to encounter the long arm of the law than in our cars. Sarah Seo reveals how the rise of the automobile ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial