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  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Catherine Crier
  • Biografical Information: Catherine Crier currently hosts “Catherine Crier Live&#8221
    on Court TV. She began her television career as news anchor and talk show host at CNN, went on to win her first Emmy in 1996 for her work as a correspondent on ABC's 20/20, then hosted an issues show for the FOX News Channel. A former lawyer and judge from Dallas, Catherine resides in Westchester County with her dogs and horses.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : Broadway Books, 2002
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/the-case-against-lawyers-how-lawyers-politicians-and-bureaucrats-have-turned-the-law-into-an-instrument-of-tyranny-and-what-we-456/ (Stable identifier)

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VIII, 244 pages ; 25 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, The case against lawyers: how lawyers, politicians, and bureaucrats have turned the law into an instrument of tyranny, and what we as […] is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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  • Responsable Person: Catherine Crier.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 11 editions
  • First edition Date: 2002
  • Last edition Date: 2003
  • Languages: US English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF384
  • Dewey Code: 349.73
  • ISBN: 0767905040 9780767905046 0767905059 9780767905053
  • OCLC: 49922430

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THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING HOST OF COURT TV’S "CATHERINE CRIER LIVE&quot
DESCRIBES AN AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM DANGEROUSLY OUT OF CONTROL &#8211
AND FINDS THE LAWYERS GUILTY AS CHARGED.
As a child, Catherine Crier was enchanted by film portrayals of crusading lawyers like Clarence Darrow and Atticus Finch. As a district attorney, private lawyer, and judge herself, she saw firsthand how the U.S. justice system worked &#8211
and didn’t. One of the most respected legal journalists and commentators today, she now confronts a profoundly unfair legal system that produces results and profits for the few &#8211
and paralysis, frustration, and injustice for the many. Alexis de Tocqueville’s dire prediction in Democracy in America has come true: We Americans have ceded our responsibility as citizens to resolve the problems of society to "legal authorities&quot
&#8211
and with it our democratic freedoms.
The Case Against Lawyers is both an angry indictment and an eloquent plea for a return to common sense. It decries a system of laws so complex even the enforcers &#8211
such as the IRS &#8211
cannot understand them. It unmasks a litigation-crazed society where billion-dollar judgments mostly line the pockets of personal injury lawyers. It deplores the stupidity of a system of liability that leads to such results as a label on a stroller that warns, “Remove child before folding.&#8221
It indicts a criminal justice system that puts minor drug offenders away for life yet allows celebrity murderers to walk free. And it excoriates the sheer corruption of the iron triangle of lawyers, bureaucrats, and politicians who profit mightily from all this inefficiency, injustice, and abuse.
The Case Against Lawyers will make readers hopping mad. And it will make them realize that the only response can be to demand change. Now.

Main Contents

We love our rules
Liberty versus equality
The legal perversion of education
Regulatory agencies: laws without legislation
A nation of VIctims
Our criminal laws are a crime
Addicted to insanity-the war on drugs
The toxic politics of money
Lobbyists: the bandits of Gucci Gulch
The trouble with lawyers
A lesson in terror
Taking back our country.

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