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  1. 8 Who Lie in the Death House by Paul Peters (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  2. Abandoned to the State: Cruelty and Neglect in Russian Orphanages by Kathleen Hunt (HTML at

  3. A Brief Enquiry Into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government by Abel Parker Upshur, ed. by C. Chauncey Burr (HTML at

  4. Academic Freedom in Indonesia: Dismantling Soeharto-Era Barriers by Joseph Saunders (HTML at

  5. A Discourse Touching Provision for the Poor by Matthew Hale (text at McMaster)

  6. A Dissertation on the Poor Laws by Joseph Townsend (HTML at McMaster)

  7. A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America and of the Several States of the American Union (6th edition, 1856) by John Bouvier (text files at

  8. A Letter to the Queen on Lord Chancellor Cransworth's Marriage and Divorce Bill by Caroline Norton
    1. local HTML
    2. HTML at

  9. A Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States by Thomas Jefferson (HTML at

  10. An Appeal for Clemency by D. N. Pritt (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  11. Ancient Law by Henry Sumner Maine (text files at McMaster)

  12. And They Built a Crooked House by Ruth S. Martin
    1. frame-dependent HTML at Lakeside Press
    2. simpler HTML at Lakeside Press

  13. A Plea for the Constitution of the U.S. of America, Wounded in the House of Its Guardians by George Bancroft (HTML at

  14. Are They Doomed? The Sacco-Vanzetti Case and the Grim Forces Behind It by Art Shields (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  15. A Southern Welcome (in Georgia and Alabama) by John Howard Lawson (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  16. Background of the Plymouth Trial by Bartolomeo Vanzetti (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  17. Baltimore Panther Trial News (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  18. Burundi, Forced Relocation: New Patterns of Human Rights Abuses by Amnesty International (HTML at

  19. Colonial Immigration Laws: A Study of the Regulation of Immigration by the English Colonies in America by Emberson Edward Proper (HTML at

  20. Cameroon: Blatant Disregard for Human Rights by Amnesty International (HTML at

  21. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States by Joseph Story
    1. HTML at
    2. HTML with commentary at

  22. Congressional Record by United States Congress (partial serial archives)

  23. Conspiracy Against Sacco and Vanzetti by Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  24. Criminal Tax Manual (1994 edition) by United States Department of Justice (HTML at

  25. Decision of Gov. Alvan T. Fuller in the Matter of the Appeal of Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco From Sentence of Death Imposed Under the Laws of the Commonwealth by Alvan T. Fuller (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  26. Dissolution: No-Fault Divorce, Marriage, and the Future of Women by Riane Tennenhaus Eisler (page images at

  27. Enactment of a Law by Robert B. Dove (HTML at LOC)

  28. Enforcing the Campaign Finance Laws: An Agency Model by Carol Mallory and Elizabeth Hedlund (HTML at

  29. English Laws for Women in the Nineteenth Century by Caroline Norton
    1. local HTML
    2. HTML at

  30. Fatal Flaws: Innocence and the Death Penalty in the USA by Amnesty International (HTML at

  31. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by United States Supreme Court (hypertext at Cornell)

  32. Federal Rules of Evidence (1997 edition) by United States (hypertext at Cornell)

  33. Final Report of the Independent Counsel for Iran/Contra Matters, volume 1: Investigations and Prosecutions by Lawrence E. Walsh (HTML at

  34. Freedom of the Press: An Annotated Bibliography (electronic edition) by Ralph E. McCoy (HTML at

  35. Global Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in Science and Technology by National Research Council Office of International Affairs, ed. by Mitchel B. Wallerstein, Mary Ellen Mogee, and Roberta A. Schoen (page images at NAP)

  36. How Our Laws Are Made (1999 edition) by Charles W. Johnson (HTML at

  37. Human Rights and Elections by United Nations Centre for Human Rights (HTML at

  38. India, The "Enron Project" in Maharashtra: Protests Suppressed in the Name of Development by Amnesty International (HTML at

  39. Indian Treaties and Surrenders, From 1680 to 1890 (Ottawa: B. Chamberlin, 1891) by Canada (page images at

  40. Indonesia: Release Prisoners of Conscience Now! by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HTML at

  41. In Search of Safety: The Forcible Displaced and Human Rights in Africa by Amnesty International (HTML at

  42. Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure: The Report of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights by Information Infrastructure Task Force
    1. PDF files at
    2. text at

  43. Internal Revenue Code by United States (HTML at

  44. International Law by Henry Sumner Maine (HTML at McMaster)

  45. Israel / South Lebanon: Israel's Forgotten Hostages: Lebanese Detainees in Israel and Khiam Detention Centre by Amnesty International (HTML at

  46. Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States by United States House of Representatives (partial serial archives)

  47. Journal of the Senate of the United States of America by United States Senate (partial serial archives)

  48. Kenya, Violations of Human Rights: Communications between Amnesty International and the Government of Kenya by Amnesty International (HTML at

  49. The Drug Hang-Up: America's Fifty-Year Folly by Rufus King (HTML at

  50. Lectures on the Early History of Institutions by Henry Sumner Maine (text files at McMaster)

  51. Legal Care for Your Software by Daniel Remer and Robert Dunaway (HTML at

  52. Legal Status of Women in Iowa by Jennie Lansley Wilson (illustrated HTML at LOC)

  53. Liberia: Time to Take Human Rights Seriously - Placing Human Rights on the National Agenda by Amnesty International (HTML at

  54. Limits of Tolerance: Freedom of Expression and the Public Debate in Chile by Sebastian Brett (HTML at

  55. Lynching Negro Children in Southern Courts (The Scottsboro Case) by Joseph North (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  56. Mercy for the Rosenbergs by Abraham Cronbach (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  57. Mr. President: Free the Scottsboro Boys! by International Labor Defense
    1. HTML in the UK
    2. frame-dependent page images at MSU

  58. No Treason by Lysander Spooner
    1. HTML at Fourmilab
    2. text at Wiretap

  59. Of Life and Death: Report of the Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide by Canada Parliament Special Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (HTML in Canada)

  60. Pakistan: Time to Take Human Rights Seriously by Amnesty International (HTML at

  61. Patent, Copyright, and Trademark: A Desk Reference to Intellectual Property Law by Stephen Elias (HTML at Nolo Press)

  62. People's Republic of China Nine Years After Tianenmen: Still a "Counter-Revolutionary Riot"? by Amnesty International (HTML at

  63. Pornography and Civil Rights: A New Day for Women's Equality by Andrea Dworkin and Catharine A. MacKinnon (HTML at

  64. President A. L. Lowell of Harvard, President S. W. Stratton of M.I.T., Judge Robert Grant and Governor Fuller of Massachusetts in the presence of Vanzetti by Bartolomeo Vanzetti (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  65. Prohibited Persons: Abuse of Undocumented Migrants, Asylum-Seekers, and Refugees in South Africa by Human Rights Watch (HTML at

  66. Project Looking Forward: Sketching the Future of Copyright in a Networked World by I. Trotter Hardy (PDF at LOC; 1.3 MB)

  67. Questions on Jurisprudence (Masa'il Fiqhiyya) by Abd al-Husayn Sharaf al-Din, trans. by Liyakatali Takim (frame-dependent HTML at

  68. Research on Sentencing: The Search for Reform, ed. by Alfred Blumstein
    1. volume I: page images at NAP
    2. volume II: page images at NAP

  69. Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States (1995 edition) by United States Supreme Court (HTML at Cornell)

  70. Sacco-Vanzetti and the Red Peril by Frank A. Goodwin (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  71. Scottsboro: Act Three by Sasha Small (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  72. Scottsboro: A Record of a Broken Promise... by Scottsboro Defense Committee (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  73. Scottsboro: The Shame of America by Scottsboro Defense Committee (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  74. Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics by United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (HTML at Albany)

  75. Spotlight on Heterogeneity: The Federal Standards for Racial and Ethnic Classification: Summary of a Workshop, ed. by Barry Edmonston, Joshua Goldstein, and Juanita Tamayo Lott (page images at NAP)

  76. Taking a Stand on Civil Rights by Helen P. Rogers (HTML at Wellington Publications)

  77. Ten Questions That Have Never Been Answered! by Sacco-Vanzetti National League (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  78. The 21st Century Constitution by Barry Krusch (text at OBI)

  79. The Black Panther Party and the Case of the New York 21 by Charter Group for a Pledge of Conscience (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  80. The Constitution of the United States of America by United States
    1. hypertext at Cornell
    2. searchable HTML with commentary at Emory

  81. The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States by United States Congress (partial serial archives)

  82. The History of the Common Law of England by Matthew Hale (text at McMaster)

  83. The Law by Frederic Bastiat, trans. by Dean Russell (HTML at

  84. The Legal List: Law-Related Resources on the Internet and Elsewhere by Erik J. Heels (searchable HTML at

  85. The Path of the Law by Oliver Wendell Holmes (Gutenberg text; unofficial until 31 Oct 2000)

  86. The Regulation of Private Schools in America: A State-by-state Analysis by Patricia L. Williams (HTML and PDF at

  87. The Rosenberg Case by D. N. Pritt (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  88. The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692, ed. by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum (HTML with commentary at Virginia)

  89. The Scottsboro Boys: Four Freed! Five to Go! by Angelo Herndon (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  90. The Scottsboro Case by Alabama Circuit Court (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  91. The Story of Scottsboro by Isidor Schneider (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  92. The Story of the Sacco-Vanzetti Case, Including an Analysis of the Trial by Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  93. There Is Justice: A Summary of the Sacco-Vanzetti Case by William Floyd (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  94. They Shall Not Die! The Story of Scottsboro in Pictures; Stop the Legal Lynching! by League of Struggle for Negro Rights (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  95. Things You Can Do to Defend Your Gun Rights by Alan M. Gottlieb and David B. Kopel (text at

  96. To Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case by William A. Reuben (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  97. Treaty on European Union (aka the Maastricht Treaty) (Gutenberg text)

  98. Trials of a Lawyer by James Manahan (HTML and page images at LOC)

  99. Uganda, "Breaking God's Commands": The Destruction of Childhood by the Lord's Resistance Army by Amnesty International (HTML at

  100. United Kingdom: An Agenda for Human Rights Protection by Amnesty International (HTML at

  101. United States: Locked Away: Immigration Detainees in Jails in the United States by Human Rights Watch (HTML at

  102. United States Code
    1. searchable HTML at
    2. searchable HTML at Cornell

  103. United States of America: "A Macabre Assembly Line of Death": Death Penalty Developments in 1997 by Amnesty International (HTML at

  104. United States of America: Death Penalty Developments in 1996 by Amnesty International (HTML at

  105. United States of America: Human Rights Concerns in the Border Region with Mexico by Amnesty International (HTML at

  106. War Without Quarter: Colombia and International Humanitarian Law by Human Rights Watch (HTML at

  107. What Do the Panthers Stand For by Committee to Defend the Panther 21 (frame-dependent page images at MSU)

  108. Yearbook: Supreme Court Historical Society by Supreme Court Historical Society (partial serial archives)