"Once Upon a Time..."
Although not quite that simplistic, Foundation Press publishes an interesting series of text books called Law Stories. There are more than 30 titles in the series which discuss major areas of the law ranging from Administrative Law to Women and the Law. In a story-telling style, contributing authors write essays about famous cases which include the historical context, parties, motives, impact as well as the continuing importance of the decision.
These stories are primarily targeted towards students and their understanding of the leading cases which shape an area of American law. Professors and practitioners, however, will also come away with new insights on cases they have debated or cited before. The essays are well written and invaluable in telling the tales behind landmark cases.
Submitted by Cheryl O'Connor on October 6, 2014
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