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  • Letter from David Hoffman, Baltimore, Md., to Joseph Story, Cambridge, Mass., dated 2 May 1836.

    Hoffman, David (1836-01-01)
    Letter from David Hoffman, Baltimore, Md., to Joseph Story, Cambridge, Mass., dated 2 May 1836. Signed on page [2] by David Hoffman. Addressed on page [4] toHonorable Joseph Story, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Summary: Hoffman proposes writing an "analysis of the law" based on the syllabus for his "Course of Legal Study".
  • Slavery and marriage: a dialogue

    Noyes, John Humphrey (1850-01-01)
    14 pages ; 17 cm. Caption title: Slavery and marriage : conversation between Judge North, Major South, and Mr. Free Church. Issued anonymously. By J.H. Noyes. A publication of the Oneida Community.
  • Conveyance of ancestral lands in Natick, Massachusetts, by Benjamin Wiser to Joseph Travis.

    Wiser, Benjamin (1758-01-01)
    1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) : paper ; 33 x 21 cm. Printed form completed in manuscript. Docketed on the verso of leaf, entered in the "Registry of Deeds, Middlesex, Cambridge, registered on July 8, 1763, Book 62d page 7," signed by Francis Foxcroft. Land in Natick, Massachusetts, sold by Benjamin Wiser, an Indian planter, to Joseph Travis in 1758. It was witnessed by Joseph Buckminster in his capacity of justice of peace. Text begins: To all people to whom these presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye, that I Benjamin Wiser of Worchester in the county of Worchester in the province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, Indian planter, agreeable to an order of the General Court dated June of 2, 1758 with the assistance of Joseph Buckminster Esq. for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds thirteen shillings & four pence to me in hand before the ensealing herof, well and truly paid by Joseph Travis of Natick in the county of Middlesex.
  • La Doctrina Monroe

    López-Portillo y Rojas, José (1912-01-01)
    Monroe doctrine Mexico -- Foreign relations*eng
  • New Jersey, Supreme Court. Minutes, Nov. term 1785-Apr. term 1788

    Court, New Jersey (1785-01-01)
    New Jersey, Supreme Court. Minutes, Nov. term 1785-Apr. term 1788. Covers primarly counties of Burlington, Middlesex, and Monmouth
  • Money and Punishment, Circa 2020

    Public Interest Law, Arthur Liman Center for (2020-10-01)
    Money has a long history of being used as punishment, and punishment has a long history of being used discriminatorily and violently against communities of color. This volume surveys the many misuses of money as punishment and the range of efforts underway to undo the webs of fines, fees, assessments, charges, and surcharges that undergird so much of state and local funding. Whether in domains that are denominated “civil,” “criminal,” or “administrative,” and whether the needs are about law, health care, employment, housing, education, or safety services, racism intersects with the criminalization of poverty in all of life’s sectors to impose harms felt disproportionately by people of color. In the spring of 2020, the stark inequalities of the pandemic’s impact and of police killings sparked uprisings against the prevalence of state-based violence and of government failures. Those protests have underscored the urgent need for profound, sustainable transformations in government systems that have become all too familiar. This volume maps the structures that generate oppressive practices, the work underway to challenge the inequalities, and the range of proposals to seek lasting alterations of expectations and practices so as to shape a social and political order that is respectful of all individuals’ dignity, generative for communities, and provides a range of services to protect safety and well-being.
  • Time-In-Cell 2019: A Snapshot of Restrictive Housing based on a Nationwide Survey of U.S. Prison Systems

    Public Interest Law, The Arthur Liman Center for (2020-09-01)
    This report provides a picture based on 2019 data from thirty-nine jurisdictions about the use of restrictive housing. For this analysis, we defined restrictive housing as holding individuals in a cell for an average of twenty-two hours or more a day for fifteen days or more. Through a nation-wide survey, we have gathered data enabling an understanding of the number of individuals held in solitary confinement, their demographic makeup, the duration of time that they spent in solitary confinement, and aspects of the rules governing that confinement. The collection of this information is a joint undertaking of the Liman Center at Yale Law School and the Correctional Leaders Association (CLA), formerly the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA). Since 2012, the Liman Center and CLA have worked together on a variety of projects, several of which relate to restrictive housing.
  • Fees, Fines,and theFunding of Public Services

    Public Interest Law, Arthur Liman Center for (2020-08-01)
    Since 2018, the Liman Center at Yale Law School and Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Policy Program (CJPP), in partnership with the Fines &Fees Justice Center and the BerkeleyLawPolicy Advocacy Clinic, have collaborated to mitigate the problems faced by peopleof limited means and resources who interact with criminal punishmentsystems around the United States.Through a series of workshops and materials, we have examined how law has enabledand, on occasion, limitedtheseharms, experienced disproportionately by communities of color. Budget pressures are part of what drivesstate and local governmentsto rely on monetary sanctions.Reform effortshave, at times, beenstymied by arguments that governments “need” the money generated byregressive fines and fees. In 2008, during and afterthe Great Recession, state and local governments responded to sudden budget pressures by searching for new streams of revenues—includingfrom a host of legal assessments. Given that experience, we know that the economic disruptions created by the current COVID-19crisiswill likely result ingovernments’consideringadditional use of monetary sanctions and “user”fee financing to generate revenue.The current economic constraints place strains on subnational budgets even more acute than those experienced a dozen years ago. Thus, we fear that governments may scale up the imposition and the enforcement of monetary sanctions. More tools are needed to resist these efforts, as the economic effects of the pandemicwill frame the years to come.
  • Hope, Maine Town Clerk Records, 1804-1848: A Literal Transcription / Cynthia S. DellaPenna, editor.

    Hope, (Me. : Town); DellaPenna, Cynthia S. (2020-01-01)
    Hope Historical Society, 2020. 439 pages. Transcription of ledger in the Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School. Gift of Lois S. Montbertrand, Yale Law School Class of 1985. Ledger includes information about the change of name from Barrettstown Plantation to Hope in 1804, and later information on the issue of separation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The final vote, on July 26, 1819, favored separation, though earlier votes had been against it. The town of Hope sent a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Portland in October 1819. In 1820 the state of Maine was created. Town clerks mentioned in the ledger: Samuel Reeves, 1804; Almond Gushe, 1805; Matthew Beveridge, 1806; Solomon Harwood, 1830; Asa Payson, 1835; Henry Hobbs, 1837, 1841; Abner Dunton Jr., 1839, 1842.
  • Defend the Negro Sailors on the U.S.S. Philadelphia.

    Parker, Albert (1940-01-01)
    New York: Pioneer Publishers, 1940? 15 pages ; 21 cm.

    Peters, Jean Koh (2007-01-01)
    A chance e-mail set in motion the chain of events which led to this third, international edition of Representing Children. I had believed this book to be largely done, and had stopped supplementing it in favor of other projects, until Carla Marcucci of AIAF Sezione Toscana invited me to Lucca, Italy in the summer of 2003 to advise attorneys who were preparing to take on the work of representing children in child protective proceedings in Tuscany. While there, I learned for the first time about the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights. However, these developments, especially the child's right to have her voice heard under the CRC, appeared to be of such fundamental importance that the book could not be considered complete until they were described. I drafted the new chapter of the book, but something was missing. There appeared to be no information about the implementation of these provisions of the CRC globally, and still remarkably little comprehensive information about what U.S. legal provisions required of child representatives in these proceedings. On the way to Washington, D.C., to present the draft of the chapter to members of the George Washington University faculty, I suddenly saw in my head a website, describing whether and how the child's voice is heard in child protective proceedings in each of the 194 U.N. Member Nations who signed the CRC, and in the 56 American jurisdictions. Now, less than two years later, thanks to an extraordinary collaborative effort among researchers and staff at the Yale Law School, this website, Representing Children Worldwide, is available at This third, international edition contains six charts, contained in Appendix B, detailing the results of our research, as well as two new chapters incorporating our research about international law into practice suggestions and areas of further study for the child's representative.
  • Democrat Salt River excursion! Incidents of the annual voyage to the old stamping ground. Vain attempts to get in the mayor's office.

    Author, Unknown (1871-01-01)
    Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Post, 1871. 1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) : illustrations ; 46 x 38 cm.
  • An essay on the liberty of the press: shewing, that the requisition of security for good behaviour from libellers, is perfectly compatible with the Constitution and laws of Virginia.

    Hay, George (1803-01-01)
    Richmond, Va.: Printed by Samuel Pleasants, Junior, 1803. 48 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Lines written on the death of Sarah M. Cornell.

    Author, Unknown (1833-01-01)
    1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) : illustrations ; 43 x 20 cm. On December 21, 1832, the body of Sarah M. Cornell was found hanging on a farm in Tiverton, Rhode Island. A Methodist minister, Ephraim K. Avery, was charged with her murder, leading to one of the most sensational trials of the 19th century. His acquital provoked popular outrage, as reflected in this broadside.
  • Letter : Washington, D.C., to Alfred H. Love, 1910 Aug. 16.

    Lockwood, Belva Ann (1910-01-01)
    1 item (2 pages) ; 28 cm. Accompanied by transcript. The letter is regarding the Universal Peace Union, with a mention of Lockwood's work on behalf of the Cherokee Indians. Lockwood was the first woman attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, a peace activists, and two-time candidate for President of the United States. The Cherokee claim litigation eventually resulted in one of the largest civil judgments awarded up to that time.
  • Letter from John Livingston to Hon. Thomas Nelson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon Territory. New York, N.Y., 1852 July 5.

    Livingston, John (1852-01-01)
    4 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves ; 26 x 20 cm. Autograph letter, signed, by John Livingston, lawyer, bookseller, and publisher of Livingston's Law Register and Livingston's Monthly Law Magazine, writes to Nelson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon Territory, explaining the costs involved in publishing an engraved portrait of Nelson and why Nelson must bear the costs.
  • Where does Illinois stand? Eighty years ago women could not vote anywhere except to a very limited extent in Sweden, and in a few other places in the old world.

    Blackwell, Alice (1911-01-01)
    [Illinois?: publisher not identified, 1911?]. 4 unnumbered pages ; 16 cm.
  • Learning the Law: The Book in Early Legal Education

    Martins, Ryan; Widener, Michael (2018-01-01)
    Catalogue of an exhibition by the Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, October 1 to December 14, 2018.
  • Why the Copyright bill should pass

    League, American Copyright (1890-01-01)
    7 pages, 1 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm.
  • International copyright : papers relating thereto in Macmillan's magazine : with rejoinder.

    Conant, S. S. (1879-01-01)
    "Prefatory note" signed: S.S. Conant. Pforzheimer Collection In835

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