Laughing at the gods showcases eight judges who made decisions that set new standards in law.
Then there are trials going back to Roman times, Horatius for killing his sister, the trial of Jesus, that of Priscillian for heresy, and other famous, ancient cases. Modern legal practices were built on those of the past. Take a look at Summoned to the Roman Courts. I think you'll find it interesting.
Let's move closer to modern times. Some consider the international human rights movement began after World War II, but Jenny Martinez feels the roots go back to the banning of the slave trade in the 19th century.
Flagrant conduct is the story of John Lawrence, arrested in Texas in 1998 for having sex with another man in the privacy of his own bedroom. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court.
Here are some other new books in the collection covering such topics as Sharia law, discrimination, child pornography, war crimes tribunals, and family violence.