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.

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.

Linguistics in Pursuit of Justice

Author: John Baugh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110715345X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Explores the role of linguistics in promoting justice and equality with regard to ethnic minorities, legal matters and civil rights.

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.

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.

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

The Warren Court and the Pursuit of Justice

Author: Morton J. Horwitz

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780809016259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. The men who made up the Supreme Court when Earl Warren was Chief Justice (1953-69) changed America forever, and their decisions are still affecting constitutional law today. This overview of the Warren Court focuses on its landmark cases and enduring legacy.

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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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 United States Supreme Court

The Pursuit of Justice

Author: Christopher L. Tomlins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618329694

Category: Law

Page: 578

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A senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation and the editor of Law and History Review offers an authoritative history of the Supreme Court, presenting eighteen essays by the nation's most renowned legal historians.

The Pursuit of Justice and Jewish Law

Halakhic Perspectives on the Legal Profession

Author: Michael J. Broyde

Publisher: Yashar Books Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 227

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A Jewish lawyer is bound to — sometimes torn between — two disparate systems of law and ethics. What do you do when your religion conflicts with your obligations as a lawyer? For that matter, how do you know what your religious obligations are? Michael J. Broyde, Professor of Law at Emory University, founding rabbi of the Young Israel in Atlanta and a member dayan of the Beth Din of America, takes a fearless inside look at the ethical and halakhic issues facing the Jewish lawyer and anyone caught up in the American legal system.This book systematically examines the ethical and halakhic issues raised by the many different facets of law practice, as well as other issues encountered by the Jewish lawyer or others significantly involved in the American legal system.Major topics examined from the perspective of Jewish law include: litigating in secular courts; the problems posed by professional confidentiality; the issues involved in aiding a client in a violation of either Jewish or American law; the ethics of cross examination and the obligations of a lawyer to pursue truth; the problems raised by working as a prosecutor or a defense attorney; practicing bankruptcy law; and the permissibility or obligation of informing on others for violating American law. The book also includes a full discussion of issues posed by family law (including an appendix addressing the 1992 New York Get Law); as well as a complete unit addressing the problems of business law, from usurious transactions to the ethics of negotiation and arbitration. Many other topics are included as well. This book was originally published by Yeshiva University Press in 1996 and has undergone significant revisions and additions for the current edition.

Nanny Piggins and The Pursuit Of Justice 6

Author: R. A. Spratt

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742756026

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Justice served with extra chocolate sauce. Nanny Piggins gets in trouble with the law after some illicit tight rope walking, and is sentenced to 5000 hours community service. But she isn't the type of pig to take her punishment lying down, not when there are old people to rescue, pirates to impersonate and a great big bus to borrow.

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 Justice

Prosecuting Terrorism Cases in the Federal Courts

Author: Richard B. Zabel,James J. Benjamin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 171

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In recent years, there has been much controversy about the proper forum in which to prosecute and punish suspected terrorists. Some have endorsed aggressive use of military commissions; others have proposed an entirely new "national security court." However, as the nation strives for a vigorous and effective response to terrorism, we should not lose sight of the important tools that are already at our disposal, nor should we forget the costs and risks of seeking to break new ground by departing from established institutions and practices. As this White Paper shows, the existing criminal justice system has proved successful at handling a large number of important and challenging terrorism prosecutions over the past fifteen years-without sacrificing national security interests, rigorous standards of fairness and due process, or just punishment for those guilty of terrorism-related crimes.

In Pursuit of Right and Justice

Edward Weinfeld as Lawyer and Judge

Author: William E Nelson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

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In Pursuit of Right and Justice chronicles the life of the United States District Court's Judge Edward Weinfeld, from his humble Lower East Side origins to his distinction as one of the nation's most respected federal judges. Judge Edward Weinfeld's personal growth and socio-economic mobility provides an excellent illustration of how Catholics and Jews descended from turn-of-the-century immigrants were assimilated into the mainstream of New York and American life during the course of the twentieth century. Weinfeld left a rich collection of personal papers that William E. Nelson examines, which depict the compromises and sacrifices Weinfeld had to make to attain professional advancement. Weinfeld's jurisprudence remained closely tied to his own personal values and to the historical contexts in which cases came to his court. Nelson aptly describes how Weinfeld strove to avoid making new law. He tried to make decisions on preexisting rules or bedrock legal principles; he achieved just results by searching for and finding facts that called those rules into play. Weinfeld's vision of justice was simultaneously a liberal one that enabled him to develop law that reflected societal change, and an apolitical one that did not rest on contested policy judgments.

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

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.