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The End of Asylum

This accessible primer on the history and law of U.S. asylum policy and practice provides novices and experts alike analysis and advocacy for understanding how and where the United States has fallen and how it may rise again as a beacon of liberty for refugees.
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The People’s Constitution: 200 Years, 27 Amendments, and the Promise of a More Perfect Union

Readers at all levels interested in the Constitution’s history and future should find this work thoughtful and instructive, especially alongside Beau Breslin’s A Constitution for the Living.
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Pack the Court! Defense of Supreme Court Expansion

While unabashedly partisan, Feldman’s work is a must-read in the present debate. It offers keen analysis of more than a half-century of the court’s anti-democratic ideological bent.

Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights

Chemerinsky provides an insightful primer for understanding the judicial decisions that support the United States’ prevailing authoritarian, paramilitary, racist approach to policing. He points out problems but also lays out steps to overcoming the Supreme Court’s consistent failure. A thoughtful, provocative, and instructive must-read for anyone concerned with justice and domestic tranquility.

Beyond Slavery's Shadow: Free People of Color in the South

Synthesizing local histories and individual stories, Milteer opens to interested readers a fresh vista of a more complicated history of the South and the position of people of color, with implications for the 21st century.

A Constitution for the Living: Imagining How Five Generations of Americans Would Rewrite the Nation’s Fundamental Law

Entertaining, instructive, and learned, Breslin’s creative narratives brim with analytical and historical detail that explain the workings of the U.S. Constitution and Constitutional framing. His work will educate and excite readers at every level who are interested in the Constitution’s force, function, and future.

Love for Liberation: African Independence, Black Power, and a Diaspora Underground

With accessible writing that will engage both general readers and scholars, Hayes’s finely crafted book effectively shows that civil rights require sustained collective action and solidarity.

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To Poison a Nation: The Murder of Robert Charles and the Rise of Jim Crow Policing in America

This straightforward recounting of a notable, sometimes forgotten moment in American history deserves attention; the riots’ lingering effects are still felt in the 21st century.

The Words That Made Us

Although sometimes dense in detail, Amar’s original work offers general readers an accessible and often entertaining narrative and lessons to glean from the founding document of the United States. The wide range of material covered in the book will give scholars plenty of interpretations to engage with.
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