The Pursuit of Justice

Author: Michael Finnane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921024672

Category: Judges

Page: 308

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There have been many biographies of Judges, and even a few barristers havepublished memoirs of their famous cases, but very few books written by a sittingQC.'The Pursuit of Justice: My life as a lawyer, judge and social justice advocate' is notjust the story of a young, ambitious man who becomes a barrister, then a Judge,and is involved in interesting cases. Mick's story of a Catholic boy from Rose Baywith no family background in the law who becomes a successful and a well knownQC goes behind the mask and provides a rare insight into the judicial process.Many people may know of Mick Finnane as the Judge who presided over the 'Skaf'rape trials, but his life has been much more than that. He is a man, a husband, a father, a citizen of Australia but alsosomeone who is a keen observer of what goes on in the world.

The Pursuit of Justice

Law and Economics of Legal Institutions

Author: E. López

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230109497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4901

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.

The Warren Court and the Pursuit of Justice

Author: Morton J. Horwitz

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780809016259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 4756

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.

Pursuit of Justice

Author: DiAnn Mills

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414346830

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 487

Special Agent Bella Jordan is assigned to investigate a series of murders in West Texas that are linked to the Spider Rock Treasure. Since she spent the first fifteen years of her life in this area, FBI authorities believe she can get the job done. What they don’t know is that one of their prime suspects—a man who’s been on their wanted list for years—is deeply connected to Bella’s past. The other prime suspect is Carr Sullivan, the man who owns the ranch where the murders occurred. Carr was once one of the wealthiest businessmen in Dallas and has a shady past a mile long. But it appears he’s turned his life around. Can Bella trust him, or is he just trying to cover his tracks? As Bella probes deeper into the case, threats on her own life convince her the killer is someone she knows. But it soon becomes clear he’s not working alone, and she’ll need to face the past she’s tried so desperately to forget in order to solve the case and prevent more murders.

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

View: 3625

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

The Pursuit of Justice

Author: Sir Harry Woolf,Christopher Campbell-Holt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199217090

Category: Law

Page: 436

View: 2076

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.

Nanny Piggins and the Pursuit of Justice

Author: R. A. Spratt

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1864718161

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4010

"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."

The Forgotten Flight

Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice

Author: Stuart H. Newberger

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786070936

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 1343

On 19 September 1989, 170 people were killed when UTA Flight 772 was destroyed by a suitcase bomb planted by Libyan agents. Despite being one of the deadliest terror attacks in history, outside France it remained overshadowed by the Lockerbie bombing that had taken place ten months earlier. Both attacks were carried out at the instruction of Libya’s dictator Muammer Qaddafi, but while ‘Lockerbie’ became synonymous with international terrorism, UTA 772 became the ‘forgotten flight’. As a lawyer, Stuart H. Newberger represented the families of the seven Americans killed in the UTA 772 attack. Now he tells the story of the ‘forgotten flight’ for the first time. Newberger pieces together the events leading up to the crime in extraordinary detail, reveals how French investigators cracked the case and takes us inside the behind-the-scenes diplomatic talks with the Libyan government. A real-life legal thriller and a deep examination of the attacks that shaped our view of modern terrorism, The Forgotten Flight is a fast-paced drama with important implications for how we achieve justice for international crimes in an increasingly globalized world.

Human Rights Horizons

The Pursuit of Justice in a Globalizing World

Author: Richard A. Falk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135959714

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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In Human Rights Horizons, one of the world's foremost authorities on human rights and international relations maps out the way to a more just and human global society. Borders are being erased; democracy and capitalism are spreading. The world is rapidly changing, and these changes are opening the door for the promotion of human rights to become and integral part of worldwide politics and law.In his provocative new book, Falk discusses the borderline between the promotion of human rights and the promotion of interventionist and coercive diplomacy. Can the US and the UN find an acceptable balance between unnecessary, protracted violence (Somalia) and simply letting genocide spread (Rwanda)? While looking at specific cases, Falk also sheds important new light on non-Western attitudes toward human rights, the challenge of genocidal politics, the intersection of morality and global security, and the pursuit of international justice. Thoughtful and very accessibly written, Human Rights Horizons clearly presents a path to an original new humanitarian policy for the 21st century.

The Pursuit of Justice Robert F. Kennedy


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784871877831

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

View: 8928

These essays by Robert F. Kennedy grew out of speeches, travel and his experience as Attorney General and a United States Senator. This book was published in 1964 while he was alive, unlike his other books that were not published until after his death. The office of Attorney General is in many respects the hot corner of political combat. All of the "hard cases" of law enforcement, public administration and governmental services eventually find their way to his desk. lt is impossible, therefore, for an Attorney General not to have taken a position on most of the basic issues of his day. And it is impossible to conceive of a time when all parties interested in the stakes of government could be pleased with a decision, or a non-decision-of the man who holds the office. As a consequence, few posts in government share such public attention as that of the Attorney General. When the holder of the office is also a member of the innermost governing circle, public attention turns to fascination. Such a situation must be blood-curdling for the incumbent because the fascination is not of the passive and pleasant sort of engagement associated with the best television programs. The Attorney General is taken every way but lightly. This volume contains twelve essays or "position papers" dealing with those problems with which one such Attorney General was most occupied and preoccupied during his issue-1aden three years and nine months of service. During that time the United States faced many major crises at home and abroad and, for better or worse, met them. In meeting them, the Administration broke many precedents and established a few others. In so doing it gave the American people a political orientation stronger than any witnessed since the Roosevelt One Hundred Days. These essays treat many of those issues with considerable depth and clarity of argument and opinion Characteristically, it is not possible to take this book lightly, whether the subject is wiretapping, the radical right, Berlin. price-fixing, counterinsurgency, the injustices of poverty, or the dereliction of the lawyer's duties in effecting compliance of civil rights statutes. But within the wide range of subject and opinions, formal and informal there is an unmistakable unity. Professor Lowi describes it in his Editor's Foreword: "In all of this there is a characteristic answer that has, perhaps, come to be taken as a Kennedy family trait. This is the confounded optimism that individual will and action can in fact set the world to rights." The volume opens with a special chapter written by Robert F. Kennedy as a review of his years of public service and a statement of personal beliefs. The closing sentences of THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE: ... however wise our efforts may be in unconventional diplomacy and unconventional warfare, however sensible our diversity of weapons and strategy, however great our military power and determined our counteroffensive of ideas, there is yet another obstacle to our opening to the future. That is the image of the future we project by our own example. What substance can we provide for the international hopes we can kindle? "Thus we end where we began. We must get our own house in order. We must because it is right. We must because it is might."

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

View: 8247

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.

The United States Supreme Court

The Pursuit of Justice

Author: Christopher L. Tomlins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618329694

Category: Law

Page: 578

View: 2489

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.

Linguistics in Pursuit of Justice

Author: John Baugh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110715345X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 2350

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: Ben Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692390573


Page: 312

View: 4195

""A satisfying, well plotted mystery that should please the court." - Kirkus Reviews" Attorney Raymond Jackson is troubled by ethics charges, his failing practice, and memories of his still missing sister. When he agrees to resolve the ethics charges by taking on a case from the public defender, he gets saddled with a client nobody wants. The client is charged with the murder of his former girlfriend, an exotic dancer who was pregnant at the time of the crime. Investigating the State's key witness, Ray discovers several similar unsolved murders from the past few years. Needing help, Ray must turn to the man he trusts the least. Ray also becomes involved in a money laundering investigation with his old girlfriend. As the bodies pile up, Ray finds himself framed for murder on the eve of trial. When the investigations collide, the cases become personal and Ray must choose between justice for his client or himself. ""Matthews...keeps the pages turning."-Kirkus Reviews"

The Pursuit of Justice

Author: Nazreen Mohammed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450088317

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 334

View: 8839

The true story of Dane Abdool, one of the youngest men on Floridas death row. The events that took him there, an immigrant familys struggle for justice that evades them and the pain, devastation and misunderstanding that follows them as Dane waits; time being his only friend. A mothers 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 Danes 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 sons 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

Christian-Democratic Explorations

Author: James W. Skillen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742535244

Category: Religion

Page: 179

View: 4639

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

The Fair Society

The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Author: Peter Corning

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226116301

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 3134

We’ve been told, again and again, that life is unfair. But what if we’re wrong simply to resign ourselves to this situation? What if we have the power—and more, the duty—to change society for the better? We do. And our very nature inclines us to do so. That’s the provocative argument Peter Corning makes in The Fair Society. Drawing on the evidence from our evolutionary history and the emergent science of human nature, Corning shows that we have an innate sense of fairness. While these impulses can easily be subverted by greed and demagoguery, they can also be harnessed for good. Corning brings together the latest findings from the behavioral and biological sciences to help us understand how to move beyond the Madoffs and Enrons in our midst in order to lay the foundation for a new social contract—a Biosocial Contract built on a deep understanding of human nature and a commitment to fairness. He then proposes a sweeping set of economic and political reforms based on three principles of fairness—equality, equity, and reciprocity—that together could transform our society and our world. At this crisis point for capitalism, Corning reveals that the proper response to bank bailouts and financial chicanery isn’t to get mad—it’s to get fair.

Love and the Pursuit of Justice

Author: C. K. Charlotte

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1509209182

Category: Fiction

Page: 101

View: 4161

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?