Is Eating People Wrong?: Great Legal Cases and How they Shaped the World by Allan C. HutchinsonIs Eating People Wrong?: Great Legal Cases and How they Shaped the World by Allan C. Hutchinson

Is Eating People Wrong?: Great Legal Cases and How they Shaped the World

byAllan C. Hutchinson

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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Great cases are those judicial decisions around which the common law develops. This book explores the consequences and fallouts of eight exemplary cases from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia that depict the common law as a dynamic process, thereby revealing the diverse and uncoordinated attempts by the courts to adapt the law to changing conditions and shifting demands.
Title:Is Eating People Wrong?: Great Legal Cases and How they Shaped the WorldFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:260 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521188512

ISBN - 13:9780521188517

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Table of Contents

1. In praise of great cases - the big, the bad and the goodly; 2. Is eating people wrong? - the law and lore of the sea; 3. Bearing witness - in support of the rule of law; 4. In the hunt - power, property, and possession; 5. Shades of brown - a constitutional catharsis; 6. A snail in a bottle - nature, neighbours, and negligence; 7. An aboriginal title - the lie and law of the land; 8. Grinding at the mill - putting limits on agreements; 9. Of crimes and cautions - the rights and rites of investigation; 10. Coming up for air - the common law at 2010.

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"Hutchinson's writing is mercifully free of legal jargon, and his ability to quickly and simply sketch out the historical and social context of each case is superb. ... [His] accessible and entertaining book will be appreciated by any reader wanting perspective on how the law impacts society, and vice versa."
- Paul Challen Quill and Quire