Maybe reading legal literature isn’t the most thrilling way to spend Memorial Day weekend. The beach, some barbecue, a little family fun time, or even holding out for the new Hillary Clinton bios might seem more on point. But for the rabid reader facing a long weekend, here are a few new releases:
God on Trial: Dispatches From America’s Religious Battlefields, by Peter Irons.
Architect of Justice: Felix S. Cohen and the Founding of American Legal Pluralism, by Dalia Tsuk Mitchell.
Young J. Edgar Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties, by Kenneth Ackerman. (Not in stores until June 2.)