The Pursuit of Justice

Supreme Court Decisions that Shaped America

Author: Kermit L. Hall,John J. Patrick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195311892

Category: History

Page: 253

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Reviews and discusses landmark cases heard by the United States Supreme court from 1803 through 2000.

The Pursuit of Justice

Author: Nazreen Mohammed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450088295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The true story of Dane Abdool, one of the youngest men on Florida's death row. The events that took him there, an immigrant family's struggle for justice that evades them and the pain, devastation and misunderstanding that follows them as Dane waits; time being his only friend. A mother's story, about her 19-year-old son who is arrested and indicted on charges of first degree murder. The prosecutor who attaches the death penalty and pursue it with a vengeance, the trial that follows, misunderstanding of two different cultures, witnesses that who are less than truthful, the detectives who manipulate the evidence, depositions that were not attainable by the defense from the prosecution witnesses. An account of the trial and the witness' transcripts and events as they unfolded. A judge who is extremely ambitious and a family who give all that they have emotionally and financially to get justice. The defense attorneys, who becomes part of the family and to date has not taken another death case. The tragic death of a beautiful 17 year old girl who wanted to die and the family she Left behind. The girlfriend, an intelligent pre-law student and her strange obsessions , the diary, the love letters and the incredible journey as a devoted family continues to pursue the justice they believe they deserve. This book gives the details of what actually happened at the trial, it shows the conflicting testimonies of unscrupulous witnesses. The post interviews are revealed and the impact that these interviews may have had on the jury and the media if they were allowed into the court at trial. Information about the missing transcripts that to date has not been found. My name is Nazreen Mohammed, and I am Dane's mother, I was born in Trinidad and Tobago. I migrated to the United States to create better opportunities for my children. I have been In the United States since 1996, I have recently taken time off to write this book and get My son's story out there and provide Clarity and some understanding to a media and public that judged him without really knowing who he was, while we wait patiently on the appeal process and the justice system with much Anticipation.

In pursuit of justice

examining the evidence of the Holocaust

Author: United States Holocaust Memorial Council,United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Publisher: Holocaust Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 259

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In pursuit of justice

the people vs. Orenthal James Simpson

Author: Stephanie Simon,Los Angeles Times (Firm)

Publisher: Los Angeles Times Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 95

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Covers the O.J. Simpson murder trial from the discovery of the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to Simpson's acquittal and the emotional nationwide reaction following the verdict

In Pursuit of Justice

Christian-Democratic Explorations

Author: James W. Skillen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742535244

Category: Religion

Page: 179

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This is a series of eight essays on diverse public policy concerns that asks the questions: What does racial justice, or environmental protection, or family policy look like when approached from a Christian-democratic perspective? And what about the civil-society questions of welfare, education, and political participation? The author, James W. Skillen, argues that the roots of a Christian-democratic approach are neither liberal nor conservative, but pluralistic, opening the way to a healthy regard for both social complexity and government's responsibility to uphold political community. Published in cooperation with the Center for Public Justice

Self-seeking and the pursuit of justice

Author: David P. Levine

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 119

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The most influential theories of economic justice ground themselves in utilitarian or related contractarian ideas about the self. These ideas take self-interest to be transparent and unproblematic. Favoured assumptions about the self also make scarcity the primary reality with which economic justice must deal. Much is lost in consideration of the justness of economic arrangements when we take the wants and interests of the self for granted in this way, and treat scarcity as a premise. In this book the author places the discussion of economic justice on a sounder foundation as regards the nature and ends of the self. The book begins with a discussion of the self as a structure, and proceeds to consider aspects of self-interest, public ends, economic welfare, needs and wants, the limits of the market, economic democracy, global inequality, and justice as the end of development.

The Pursuit of Justice

A Personal Philosophical History

Author: James P. Sterba, professor, University of Notre Dame

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442221798

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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The Pursuit of Justice: A Personal Philosophical History is a collection of renowned scholar and philosopher James P. Sterba’s finest works - essays spanning the full spectrum of his illustrious career along with new scholarship on the enduring struggle for justice we face as a society, and as individuals in the modern world. That struggle, or pursuit, may be ongoing, but – as this book details – it has come a long way, and that progress, however frustrating it may be to obtain and secure, is a testament to the work to which scholars like Sterba have devoted their lives and careers.

Criminal Justice and the Pursuit of Decency

Author: Andrew Rutherford

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 9781872870212

Category: Law

Page: 199

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ëWithout people committed to humanising penal practice, criminal justice can so easily sink into apathy and pointless repressioní Sunday Telegraph. ëA highly readable and illuminating workí Times Higher Education Supplement . ëOne of those rare books that deserves a wide readership across the disciplines of criminal justiceí Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health . ëAt a time when humanity in criminal justice is commonly ranked below efficiency and value for money . . . the need for vigilance is greater than everí. British Journal of Criminology. This book is a must for anyone who believes that it is important to preserve ethics, standards, values and integrity.

The Pursuit of Justice

Law and Economics of Legal Institutions

Author: E. López

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230109497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The Pursuit of Justice is a realistic yet hopeful analysis of how the law works in practice rather than in theory. The multi-chapter discussion recognizes that decision makers in the law - judges, lawyers, juries, police, forensic experts and more - respond systematically to the incentive structures with which they are confronted.

In pursuit of justice

collected writings 2000-2003

Author: Ralph Nader

Publisher: Seven Stories Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 519

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"Ralph Nader is our indispensible voice of outrage against corporate corruption, greed, invasion of privacy, and abuse of power." -James K. Galbraith Ralph Nader is one of America's most controversial-and uncompromising- public figures. He is a man on a mission who believes that taking on the powers that be involves more than just talking about it-it also means taking action. From car safety in the 1960s to opposition to the World Trade Organization in the 1990s, Nader's work has increased government responsiveness to citizens, served as a check against the abuse of power by big business, and shaped the political consciousness of a nation. Nader's sense of mission is infused in all of his work, especially his weekly columns. In Pursuit of Justice, a collection of Nader's most recent, trenchant articles written since the publication of The Ralph Nader Reader, Nader addresses a broad array of issues, among them: corporate crime and power, government accountability, media control, consumer rights, healthcare, congressional reform, nuclear power and energy, racial discrimination, poverty, food and drug safety, air and water pollution, fair taxation, product liability protection, union democracy, living family wage, unfair lending practices, community radio, industrial hemp, banking, pension law, telecommunications and the importance of character. Nader has even sponsored consumer initiatives to reform university governance, educational testing, daily newspapers, women's health care, legal services, and professional sports-all of which are reflected in these sharp and sometimes humorous essays.As informative as it is pleasurable to read, section after section of In Pursuit of Justice slices through government and corporate propaganda and reveals the corruption, bias and injustice that all too often connect politics with big business, thereby impeding the pursuit of justice. Collecting more than one hundred of his most recent writings, In Pursuit of Justice conveys Nader's inimitable sense of both the global political economy and our nation's democratic promise.ABOUT RALPH NADERFor more than four decades, Ralph Nader has saved lives, opened minds, implemented solutions, and inspired citizens everywhere to participate in building a better, more democratic world. He has founded or organized more than 100 civic organizations, authored countless books and publications, and perhaps more than any other person has defined our modern understanding of the American ideals of democracy, civic duty, and participation for the public good, rather than dominance by the corporate powers. Known for his ethics, integrity and independence, Ralph Nader is recognized world-wide for putting democracy to work.What is less well known is that in his 2000 bid for President of the United States, Ralph Nader earned the votes of citizens across the political spectrum. Under the banner "Not for Sale,"millions responded to Nader's message to the American people calling for greater accountability for corporations and an end to corporate-controlled government. According to the exit polls conducted by Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, fully 25% of his votes came from Republicans, 38% from Democrats, and the remainder from people who would not have voted. No other American leader can be credited with such broad appeal across the divides of our polarized nation. No other American leader can claim such unfettered independence from the ethically bankrupt quagmire of insider politics where the lives of ordinary Americans are regularly sacrificed to commercial interests.To his credit, Ralph Nader does more than just talk. As the New York Times said, "What sets Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action." Unsafe At Any Speed, his 1965 book that changed the face of automobile corporations and initiated federal regulations, made Ralph Nader a household name. As a result of his efforts, cars are safer, and the food we buy is required to meet stricter standards before reaching the consumer. One of his greatest achievements was the 1974 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act that gave the public access to government documents and files. This brought freedom of press to a new level, resulting in increased access for journalists and the public. Presidential candidate in 2000 and 2004, Ralph Nader continues to be a relentless force for grassroots activism and the pursuit of justice in the United States. "One of the 100 most influential Americans in the twentieth century." -Time "From auto and airline safety to 'the insurance game,' Nader wins praise as consumer crusader..." - Booklist For the latest info about nader's campaign, go tovotenader.org

Community Paralegals and the Pursuit of Justice

Author: Vivek Maru,Varun Gauri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108571832

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The United Nations estimates that four billion people worldwide live outside the protection of the law. These people can be driven from their land, intimidated by violence, and excluded from society. This book is about community paralegals - sometimes called barefoot lawyers - who demystify law and empower people to advocate for themselves. These paralegals date back to 1950s South Africa and are active today in many countries, but their role has largely been ignored by researchers. Community Paralegals and the Pursuit of Justice is the first book on the subject. Focusing on paralegal movements in six countries, Vivek Maru, Varun Gauri, and their coauthors have collected rich, vivid stories of paralegals helping people to take on injustice, from domestic violence to unlawful mining to denial of wages. From these stories emerges evidence of what works and how. The insights in the book will be of immense value in the global fight for universal justice. This title is also available as Open Access.

Love and the Pursuit of Justice

Author: C. K. Charlotte

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1509209182

Category: Fiction

Page: 101

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Diana Vanderwell is an American heiress enjoying the carefree lifestyle of the bright young people in 1920s London. Beautiful, wealthy, and headstrong, she has always been able to buy whatever she desires. But when she is accused of being an accessory to murder, she finds the handsome barrister she desperately wants is not so easily obtained. Graham Wetherington is a new partner with the law firm of Smythe and Company. A veteran of the Great War, he is serious about making his mark as a barrister. His fascination with the firm's new client threatens that goal, but there is no denying his attraction. Graham works to defend Diana, yet fend off her advances. Diana juggles her increasingly complicated lifestyle, a police investigation into the accessory charges, and her desire for Graham. Can a British barrister and an American heiress survive a criminal investigation and forge a life together?

The Pursuit of Justice

Author: Sir Harry Woolf,Christopher Campbell-Holt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199217090

Category: Law

Page: 436

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Lord Woolf's judicial career has spanned four decades, culminating in five years as Lord Chief Justice. Now 26 of his most influential papers and lectures are published together for the first time. They present a remarkable overview and commentary on the judicial and legal reforms of recent decades, and span a huge range of issues including the rule of law and the constitution, the role of judges, access to justice, human rights, medicine, the environment, crime and penal reform. Each paper discusses the challenges that have arisen in English common law in recent times and the way they have been solved or attempted to be solved to ensure that justice is done - so that arrests and searches are made properly, that there are fair hearings, readily available lawful remedies, and the removal of unnecessary costs and delays.

Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice

Author: Jill Lindsey Harrison

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262015986

Category: Science

Page: 277

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"Jill Lindsey Harrison considers political conflicts over pesticide drift in California, using them to illuminate the broader problem and its potential solutions. The fact that pesticide pollution and illnesses associated with it disproportionately affect the poor and the powerless raises questions of environmental justice (and political injustice). Despite California's impressive record of environmental protection, massive pesticide regulatory apparatus, and booming organic farming industry, pesticide-related accidents and illnesses continue unabated. To unpack this conundrum, Harrison examines the conceptions of justice that increasingly shape environmental politics and finds that California's agricultural industry, regulators, and pesticide drift activists hold different, and conflicting, notions of what justice looks like."--Provided by publisher.

Cameras in the Courtroom

Television and the Pursuit of Justice

Author: Marjorie Cohn,David Dow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742520233

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

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Through interviews with numerous legal scholars, attorneys, defendants, jurors, witnesses, and journalists, relevant issues are thoroughly examined in this balanced discussion of television in the courtroom. The impact of the cameras in several recent trials, such as those of O.J. Simpson, William Kennedy Smith, and the Menendez brothers, is analyzed, as well as a number of recent cases in which cameras were excluded, including those of Susan Smith and Rodney King. Why the courts, including the Supreme Court, have traditionally excluded cameras is fully covered, and an historical perspective on televised trials is provided. A look at Court TV provides an instructive overview of the good and bad of television coverage, while the concluding sections of the work focus on the future of cameras in the courtroom. --Publisher.

In Pursuit of Right and Justice

Edward Weinfeld as Lawyer and Judge

Author: William E Nelson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758282

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

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"His bond with the city mirrored his parents' relationship to their towns in the Old World, except that Manhatten offered him a future they could only imagine. Merely by working hard within a few square miles of New York, the young Weinfeld could become a great lawyer and ultimately a judge of national repute. Weinfeld's personal growth and socioeconomic mobility illustrates how the children of Catholic and Jewish immigrants were assimilated into mainstream American life during the course of the twentieth century. His unique approach to jurisprudence offers a model for the equal legal protection of all Americans."--BOOK JACKET.

In Pursuit of Justice

Reflections of a State Supreme Court Justice

Author: Joseph R. Grodin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520076471

Category: History

Page: 208

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As Justice William Brennan observes in his foreword, state courts are in some critical ways more important than federal courts in deciding controversies which affect the lives of ordinary citizens. Yet, outside of technical legal materials, little attention is paid to their role in shaping the law. Joseph R. Grodin seeks to fill this vacuum. A law professor and former justice of the California Supreme Court, Grodin was removed from the bench in 1986 along with Chief Justice Rose Bird and Justice Cruz Reynoso after a highly publicized campaign that focused on their decisions in death penalty cases. Drawing on his own experience, and in a lively style spiced with anecdotes and aimed at a general audience, Grodin writes about state appellate courts with insights that only a former justice could provide. Grodin begins with a reflection on the perspective of the bench, addressing such questions as how judges view the arguments of lawyers and how appellate courts cope with an ever-increasing caseload. He describes his own elevation up the judicial ladder and points out significant aspects of the landscape along the way. In Part Two he discusses the judicial functions that are more or less distinctive to state courts, using case descriptions to illustrate the history and development of the common law, the significance of state constitutions for the protection of individual liberties, the special problems posed by enactment of laws through the initiative process, and the dilemmas surrounding the administration of the death penalty. In Part Three he confronts a perennial and vastly important question--do judges make law? Grodin argues that in a sense they do, but only within a framework of constraints that make the process quite different from legislative lawmaking. Moreover, the nature of judicial lawmaking varies from context to context, and it has different dimensions in the state systems than in the federal. Finally, Grodin discusses the election process which is used in most states to decide upon selection or retention of judges. He argues that elections pose a threat to judicial independence, and he considers several alternatives to the current system. This engaging book offers a fascinating look at the courts and will appeal to anyone interested in how judges think about the law. As Justice William Brennan observes in his foreword, state courts are in some critical ways more important than federal courts in deciding controversies which affect the lives of ordinary citizens. Yet, outside of technical legal materials, little attention is paid to their role in shaping the law. Joseph R. Grodin seeks to fill this vacuum. A law professor and former justice of the California Supreme Court, Grodin was removed from the bench in 1986 along with Chief Justice Rose Bird and Justice Cruz Reynoso after a highly publicized campaign that focused on their decisions in death penalty cases. Drawing on his own experience, and in a lively style spiced with anecdotes and aimed at a general audience, Grodin writes about state appellate courts with insights that only a former justice could provide. Grodin begins with a reflection on the perspective of the bench, addressing such questions as how judges view the arguments of lawyers and how appellate courts cope with an ever-increasing caseload. He describes his own elevation up the judicial ladder and points out significant aspects of the landscape along the way. In Part Two he discusses the judicial functions that are more or less distinctive to state courts, using case descriptions to illustrate the history and development of the common law, the significance of state constitutions for the protection of individual liberties, the special problems posed by enactment of laws through the initiative process, and the dilemmas surrounding the administration of the death penalty. In Part Three he confronts a perennial and vastly important question--do judges make law? Grodin argues that in a sense they do, but only within a framework of constraints that make the process quite different from legislative lawmaking. Moreover, the nature of judicial lawmaking varies from context to context, and it has different dimensions in the state systems than in the federal. Finally, Grodin discusses the election process which is used in most states to decide upon selection or retention of judges. He argues that elections pose a threat to judicial independence, and he considers several alternatives to the current system. This engaging book offers a fascinating look at the courts and will appeal to anyone interested in how judges think about the law.