Author: Frederick Wilmot-SmithPublish On: 2019-10-08
Equal justice refers to the ideal that the justice benefits and burdens be shared
equally. If equal justice is an ambition for a legal system, its institutions should be
arranged so as to secure it. One question for later chapters is how institutions can
Author: Frederick Wilmot-Smith
Publisher: Harvard University Press
It cannot be fair that wealthy people enjoy better legal outcomes. That is why Frederick Wilmot-Smith argues that justice requires equal access to legal resources. At his most radical, he urges us to rethink the centrality of the market to legal systems, so that those without means can secure justice and the rich cannot escape the law’s demands.
Author: United States. Department of JusticePublish On: 1977
Your Honor , honored judges , Dean , public officials , guests , and fellow lawyers
: Equal justice is our recurrent national theme . As children we called it " fairness .
” As lawyers we call it " civil rights . ” As we applied the law ' s protection to ...
Author: United States. Department of Justice
Category: Constitutional law
Anthology of addresses by prominent authorities on legal topics relating to the Bicentennial.
For the Supreme Court alone cannot sustain our heritage of equal justice under
law. Although the Court symbolizes the judicial power of the United States in
action, it shares its highest duty with everyone who loves liberty. And, as
Author: Mary Ann Harrell
This book tells the story of how the Supreme Court has come to exercise its full power within the American system of government and it tells how the Court has performed the function intended by the Founding Fathers: to decide whether actions of the executive branch, Congress, the states and the lower courts are in accord with the Constitution.
The book, written by constitutional law scholar and civil liberties advocate David Cole, was named the best nonfiction book of 1999 by the Boston Book Review and the best book on an issue of national policy by the American Political Science ...
Author: David Cole
First published a decade ago, No Equal Justice is the seminal work on race- and class-based double standards in criminal justice. Hailed as a ''shocking and necessary book'' by The Economist, it has become the standard reference point for anyone trying to understand the fundamental inequalities in the American legal system. The book, written by constitutional law scholar and civil liberties advocate David Cole, was named the best nonfiction book of 1999 by the Boston Book Review and the best book on an issue of national policy by the American Political Science Association. No Equal Justice examines subjects ranging from police behavior and jury selection to sentencing, and argues that our system does not merely fail to live up to the promise of equality, but actively requires double standards to operate. Such disparities, Cole argues, allow the privileged to enjoy constitutional protections from police power without paying the costs associated with extending those protections across the board to minorities and the poor. For this new, tenth-anniversary paperback edition, Cole has completely updated and revised the book, reflecting the substantial changes and developments that have occurred since first publication.
Author: Edward C Halbach Jr Professor of Law Eric RakowskiPublish On: 1991
The core of this book is a novel theory of distributive justice premised on the fundamental moral equality of persons.
Author: Edward C Halbach Jr Professor of Law Eric Rakowski
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Distributive justice
The core of this book is a novel theory of distributive justice premised on the fundamental moral equality of persons. In the light of this theory, Eric Rakowski considers three types of problem which urgently require solutions - the distribution of resources, property rights, and the savingof life - and provides challenging and unconventional answers. Further, he criticizes the economic analysis of law as a normative theory, and develops an alternative account of tort and property law.Among the topics discussed are the principles by which earnings, wealth, and gifts should be taxed; whether the compulsory removal of organs for transplantation can be justified; how doctors and public officials should make life-or-death decisions when all those endangered cannot be helped in equalmeasure; and the morality of killing human beings and non-human animals.
Author: United States. Department of Justice. Tax DivisionPublish On: 1981
During the 96th Congress the Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties and the
Administration of Justice, which as part of ... The public interest witnesses
expressed similar views, and have been joined by the Equal Justice Foundation
and the ...
Author: United States. Department of Justice. Tax Division
... a judicial system. Wisely they created only one court by name. The judicial
power of the United States, under the terms of Article III, Sec. 1 of the Constitution,
was "vested in one Supreme Court, and in such 16 EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial MachineryPublish On: 1979
Dr. Scherer's statement points directly to our concern with the " equal access "
concept being addressed here today . ... Our judicial system based on equal justice under law , must be open to every citizen of this country , not just to those
able to ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery
Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)Publish On: 2009
Recommendations -- Incarceration in the United States -- Enactment of the Prison Litigation Reform Act -- The exhaustion requirement -- The physical injury requirement -- The PLRA's application to children -- The PLRA'seffect on prisoner's ...
Author: Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Category: Criminal justice, Administration of
Recommendations -- Incarceration in the United States -- Enactment of the Prison Litigation Reform Act -- The exhaustion requirement -- The physical injury requirement -- The PLRA's application to children -- The PLRA'seffect on prisoner's access to the courts -- The PLRA violates human rights -- Calls for reform -- Cponclusion.
Fictionalized biography of the young Black woman who challenged segregation by applying for admission to the law school at the University of Oklahoma in the 1940s and winning the landmark civil rights case Sipuel v.
Author: William Bernhardt
Fictionalized biography of the young Black woman who challenged segregation by applying for admission to the law school at the University of Oklahoma in the 1940s and winning the landmark civil rights case Sipuel v. Board of Regents of Univ. of Okla.
Rabia Siddique is a woman with an extraordinary perspective.
Author: Rabia Siddique
Muslim, lawyer, soldier, hostage. As the daughter of an Indian Muslim father and a white Australian mother, growing up in the conservative environment of 1970s Perth, Rabia Siddique was always going to be marked as different. Escaping her traumatic childhood, Rabia moved to London after graduating from law school to pursue her passionate commitment to social justice. She joined the British Army as a military lawyer just days after 9/11, finally finding herself stationed in Southern Iraq, where she pushed herself to make a difference in one of the most dangerous and testing environments on earth. On 19 September 2005, Rabia and another soldier were taken hostage by Islamic insurgents as they tried to negotiate the release of two kidnapped British SAS operatives. She battled for hours to save their lives, using her legal expertise, knowledge of Islam and Arabic to negotiate with their captors as a violent mob tried to storm the compound where she was being held. After their release, her colleague received a Military Cross, while Rabia received nothing. Her subsequent sex and race discrimination case against the British Army made headlines around the world. Her memoir is a story of grit, courage and conviction, born out of a unique perspective.
" -Michael P. Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law With its sweeping critique of the USA Patriot Act and the Bush administration's maneuvers in pursuit of terrorists, Equal Justice in the Balance is a sobering and exacting ...
Author: Raneta Lawson Mack
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
"We are in difficult times for the protection of our liberties. Nonetheless, citizens are showing an increased willingness to resist the erosion of the U.S. Constitution. . . . Lawson Mack and Kelly stress the importance of not giving up these fundamental rights and conclude with a message of optimism, noting an increased backlash against the administration's more draconian measures. Although the landscape is still quite bleak, change is in the air." -Michael Ratner, President, Center for Constitutional Rights, from the foreword "A compelling and sophisticated critique of the U.S. government's post-9/11 actions. Mack and Kelly set the stage with the historical perspective on America's response to terrorism and the assessment of terrorist threats, before launching into a comprehensive analysis of the USA Patriot Act. Their hard-hitting approach and easy-to-read style makes for a fascinating treatment of the government's legislative and executive response to the attacks." -Michael P. Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law With its sweeping critique of the USA Patriot Act and the Bush administration's maneuvers in pursuit of terrorists, Equal Justice in the Balance is a sobering and exacting look at American legal responses to terrorism, both before and after 9/11. The authors detail wide-ranging and persuasive evidence that American antiterrorism legislation has led to serious infringements of our civil rights. They show us how deviations from our fundamental principles of fairness and justice in times of heightened national anxiety-whether the Red Scare, World War II, or the War on Terrorism-have resulted in overreaction and excess, later requiring apologies and reparations to those victimized by a paranoia-driven justice system. While terrorist attacks-especially on a large scale and on American soil-damage our national pride and sense of security, the authors offer powerful arguments for why we must allow our judicial infrastructure, imperfect as it is, to respond without undue interference from the politics of anger and vengeance.