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The legal system : opposing viewpoints

The legal system : opposing viewpoints

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Tamara L. Roleff
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): California
  • Publication Information: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©1996
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/the-legal-system-opposing-viewpoints/ (Stable identifier)

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Online version: Legal system. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, ©1996 (OCoLC)741998220

Short Description

210 pages : ILlustrations ; 23 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The legal system : opposing viewpoints is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Greenhaven Press
  • Responsable Person: Tamara L. Roleff, book editor.
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Copyright Date: 1996
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Country/State: California
  • Number of Editions: 3 editions
  • First edition Date: 1996
  • Last edition Date: 1996
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF8700
  • Dewey Code: 347.73
  • ISBN: 1565104056 9781565104051 1565104048 9781565104044
  • OCLC: 33898568

Main Contents

The criminal jury system is effective / Barbara Allen Babcock
The criminal jury system should be reformed / Michael Lind
The civil jury system is effective / Civil Justice Reform Task Force
The civil jury system should be abolished / Chester James Antieau
Jury deliberations should remain secret / Abraham S. Goldstein
Revealing jury deliberations can help the judicial process / Marcy Strauss
The civil justice system needs reform / Liz Spayd
The civil justice system does not need reform / Joel Bleifuss
A “loser pays” rule would deter frivolous lawsuits / Stephen Chapman
A “loser pays” rule would deter meritorious lawsuits / John Conyers Jr.
Punitive damage awards should be limited / Sherman Joyce
Punitive damage awards should not be limited / Ernest F. Hollings
America is experiencing a litigation explosion / R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
America is not experiencing a litigation explosion / Maura Dolan
Consumers overburden the courts with frivolous lawsuits / Edward Grimsley & Paul Harvey
Businesses overburden the courts with frivolous lawsuits / Citizen Action
The litigation explosion has made American business less competitive / Glenn W. Bailey
The litigation explosion has not made American business less competitive / Talbot D'Alemberte
The criminal justice system discriminates against blacks / Alan Ellis
The criminal justice system helps the black community / Randall Kennedy
Mandatory minimum sentences are fair / Phil Gramm
Mandatory minimum sentences are unfair / Lois G. Forer
Civil forfeiture is fair / Bruce Fein
Civil forfeiture is unfair / John Perna
Victims should be involved in criminal trials / Joseph Perkins
Victim impact statements are prejudicial in trials / Jeffrey Rosen
Televising trials is a public right / Anna Quindlen & Eileen Libby
Televising trials demeans justice / Max Frankel
Checkbook journalism helps achieve justice / Louise Mengelkoch
Checkbook journalism hinders justice / Jeffrey Toobin.

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