Author: Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey HankeyPublish On: 1950
This allowed him the rare opportunity to observe crucial events at the highest political levels, which he describes in this volume.
Author: Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey Hankey
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Hankey, The Right Hon. Lord. Politics, Trials and Errors. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, . xiv, 150 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-228-X. Cloth. $65. * Lord Hankey [1877-1963] served as secretary of the British cabinet during the Second World War. This allowed him the rare opportunity to observe crucial events at the highest political levels, which he describes in this volume. Hankey opposes the Allied policy of unconditional surrender and desire to hold war crime trials, goals that were announced during the middle years of the war. He takes the position that the former encouraged the Axis to take desperate measures to prolong the war, a policy that led to needless destruction and death, and dismisses the latter as empty propaganda that did nothing for the victims and impeded the peace process.
This is a book about the law's failure as a system of empirical inquiry.
Author: Larry Laudan
This is a book about the law's failure as a system of empirical inquiry. While the US Supreme Court repeatedly says that the aim of a trial is to find out the truth about a crime, there is abundant evidence that many of the rules of evidence and legal procedure are not truth-conducive. Quite the contrary; many are truth-thwarting. Relevant evidence of defendant's guilt is often excluded; reasonable inferences from the available evidence are likewise often excluded. When a defendant elects not to testify, jurors are told to draw no inculpatory inferences from the former's refusal to be questioned. If evidence of prior crimes committed by the defendant is admitted (and often it is excluded), jurors are strictly told to use them only for deciding whether the defendant lied during his testimony and not as evidence of his guilt. Making matters worse, the most important evidence rule of all (saying that defendant can be convicted only if there are no reasonable doubts about his guilt) is monumentally vague; and judges are under firm instruction to decline jurors' frequent requests to explain what a 'reasonable doubt' is. Lastly, this book examines the fact that American courts collect little information about how often they convict the innocent and no information about how often they acquit the guilty. This is tragic because ignorance of the error rates in trials and in plea bargains means that citizens have no grounds for confidence in the judicial system; such a condition of non-transparency should be unacceptable in a democracy. Reform is urgent and this book sketches some of the necessary changes.
This is starting to change, and this change should be encouraged and accelerated, even though the staggering complexity of human society creates severe limits to what social science could be realistically expected to achieve.
Author: Jim Manzi
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Political Science
How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? Jim Manzi argues that throughout history, various methods have been attempted—except for controlled experimentation. Experiments provide the feedback loop that allows us, in certain limited ways, to identify error in our beliefs as a first step to correcting them. Over the course of the first half of the twentieth century, scientists invented a methodology for executing controlled experiments to evaluate certain kinds of proposed social interventions. This technique goes by many names in different contexts (randomized control trials, randomized field experiments, clinical trials, etc.). Over the past ten to twenty years this has been increasingly deployed in a wide variety of contexts, but it remains the red-haired step child of modern social science. This is starting to change, and this change should be encouraged and accelerated, even though the staggering complexity of human society creates severe limits to what social science could be realistically expected to achieve. Randomized trials have shown, for example, that work requirements for welfare recipients have succeeded like nothing else in encouraging employment, that charter school vouchers have been successful in increasing educational attainment for underprivileged children, and that community policing has worked to reduce crime, but also that programs like Head Start and Job Corps, which might be politically attractive, fail to attain their intended objectives. Business leaders can also use experiments to test decisions in a controlled, low-risk environment before investing precious resources in large-scale changes – the philosophy behind Manzi's own successful software company. In a powerful and masterfully-argued book, Manzi shows us how the methods of science can be applied to social and economic policy in order to ensure progress and prosperity.
It is the first book in the Trials of Love series.
Author: Invisible Ink
When Jake Taylor finds himself in the middle of a custody battle with his soon-to-be ex-wife, he realizes he already knows one of her hotshot city lawyers. Intimately. Sebastian Lloyd takes tall, dark, and sexy to a whole new level, but can Jake trust him? Or was their steamy encounter just a set up? Sebastian Lloyd hates being a lawyer, but that's not the biggest secret he keeps from his family. And he's not coming out any time soon. Especially since his client's soon-to-be-ex turns out to be the experimenting cowboy he met in a gay bar a few weeks earlier.Jake would never do anything to jeopardize custody of his kids. And Sebastian is the enemy. So why does one touch from him have Jake wanting to have it all? As they both struggle to stay on their own sides of the courtroom, Jake realizes they aren't the only ones with secrets and that losing his heart isn't the only danger.Trial & Error is a gay romance with a HEA. It is the first book in the Trials of Love series.
To date, almost 12 million people have watched this episode on YouTube. For anyone who enjoyed the books of Guy Martin or Michael Dunlop, Trials and Error is a compelling read and one ride you won't want to miss.
Author: Dougie Lampkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Former trial biking world champion Dougie Lampkin's superb autobiography gives a unique insight into one of motorsport's most famous dynasties as well as revealing the inspiration that led him to become an online sensation thanks to his extraordinary Red Bull stunts. When Dougie Lampkin was born, his father had placed a motorcycle next to his cot before he returned from hospital - if anyone can say that they were destined for a career in motorbiking it was him. So far, nine members of the Lampkin family have competed at a high level of the sport, but it was Dougie who set new standards, winning seven consecutive outdoor world titles and five indoor world titles, earning him the MBE at the age of 25. Off-road motorcycling continues to grow in popularity, with more than 100,000 people taking part in the UK alone, and millions more following online or on television. In this superb memoir, Lampkin brings the excitement of his sport vividly to life. He also shares the behind-the-scenes drama behind some of his most famous Red Bull challenges - such as the day he took his trials bike for a ride through Red Bull's Formula One factory, with Christian Horner looking on in sheer amazement as he rode his bike over a multi-million-pound F1 car, leaving it without a scratch. To date, almost 12 million people have watched this episode on YouTube. For anyone who enjoyed the books of Guy Martin or Michael Dunlop, Trials and Error is a compelling read and one ride you won't want to miss.
Aris was loyal to Nexus. Nexus was his home. His friends lived there. After the fire that released the toxins into the air, killing nature, leaving the world scorched and freezing, but now an uproar is rising. The toxins are mutating. The gas is beginning to inhabit humans, painfully killing them.Aris didn't know this. He didn't know what Nexus was going to do about it. He didn't know how much hurt was coming his way.Join Aris on his impactful journey with new friends and foes, through ups and downs, and hope shattering moments.
Questions the motivations of Sol Littman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center of Los Angeles in the recent campaign to track down Nazi war criminals in Canada, which resulted in the creation of the Deschenes Commission.
Author: Nikolai Tolstoy
Category: Criminels de guerre - Canada
Questions the motivations of Sol Littman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center of Los Angeles in the recent campaign to track down Nazi war criminals in Canada, which resulted in the creation of the Deschenes Commission. States that the Ukrainians as a whole are attacked for collaboration with the Nazis, Soviet war crimes are ignored and Soviet evidence accepted as valid. Claims that the USSR encourages war crimes trials to blacken the name of anti-Soviet emigre groups and fabricates evidence. Warns that cooperation with the USSR, a participant in many Nazi war crimes and inheritor of antisemitic doctrines, cannot lead to discovery of the truth.
Morris has spent his career unsettling our complacent assumptions that we know what we’re looking at, that the stories we tell ourselves are true. This book is his finest and most important achievement to date.
Author: Errol Morris
Category: True Crime
Academy Award-winning filmmaker and former private detective Errol Morris examines the nature of evidence and proof in the infamous Jeffrey MacDonald murder case Early on the morning of February 17, 1970, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jeffrey MacDonald, a Green Beret doctor, called the police for help. When the officers arrived at his home they found the bloody and battered bodies of MacDonald’s pregnant wife and two young daughters. The word “pig” was written in blood on the headboard in the master bedroom. As MacDonald was being loaded into the ambulance, he accused a band of drug-crazed hippies of the crime. So began one of the most notorious and mysterious murder cases of the twentieth century. Jeffrey MacDonald was finally convicted in 1979 and remains in prison today. Since then a number of bestselling books—including Joe McGinniss’s Fatal Vision and Janet Malcolm’s The Journalist and the Murderer—and a blockbuster television miniseries have told their versions of the MacDonald case and what it all means. Errol Morris has been investigating the MacDonald case for over twenty years. A Wilderness of Error is the culmination of his efforts. It is a shocking book, because it shows us that almost everything we have been told about the case is deeply unreliable, and crucial elements of the case against MacDonald simply are not true. It is a masterful reinvention of the true-crime thriller, a book that pierces the haze of myth surrounding these murders with the sort of brilliant light that can only be produced by years of dogged and careful investigation and hard, lucid thinking. By this book’s end, we know several things: that there are two very different narratives we can create about what happened at 544 Castle Drive, and that the one that led to the conviction and imprisonment for life of this man for butchering his wife and two young daughters is almost certainly wrong. Along the way Morris poses bracing questions about the nature of proof, criminal justice, and the media, showing us how MacDonald has been condemned, not only to prison, but to the stories that have been created around him. In this profoundly original meditation on truth and justice, Errol Morris reopens one of America’s most famous cases and forces us to confront the unimaginable. Morris has spent his career unsettling our complacent assumptions that we know what we’re looking at, that the stories we tell ourselves are true. This book is his finest and most important achievement to date.
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completed without error in 1983 , but was later ... Kentucky , 476 U.S. 79 ( 1986 ) ,
imposed a new procedural rule for trials that was applied retroactively to all trials
still on ...
then increased with the greatest error occurring on the fourth trial , after which ,
the error decreased . ... A LIGHT FLASHED WITHIN A 360 ° ARRAY OF LIGHTS
ON SIX CONSECUTIVE TRIALS . errors of 94.5 and 68.0 degrees , on that trial .
How can the ideal of jury service coexist with the reality? This is the question Stephen J. Adler answers in The Jury: Trial and Error in the American Courtroom. Adler was dismayed to find that the jury system is in a deep crisis.
Author: Stephen J. Adler
Argues that the American jury system produces inconsistent and, sometimes, illogical verdicts, looks at seven actual cases, and suggests ways to improve the jury system
Author: United States. Supreme CourtPublish On: 1984
152 , that “ to obtain collateral relief based on trial errors to which ... appropriate
fashion , concluding that the erroneous instruction did not “ [ infect the ) entire trial
with error of constitutional dimensions , " post , at 170 , and “ [ perceiving ] no risk
Author: Mississippi. Supreme CourtPublish On: 1879
It is objected by the defendant in error that we are precluded from reviewing the
proceedings and judgment on the last trial , because two new trials had been
granted . We are referred to section 647 of the Code : “ And no more than two
Practice at the trial . - Error in . in the execution , but against the lessor for whose
benefit it issued , there must be some collateral evidence to the latter with the
execution . Ib . 687 . A judgment for the plaintiff in ejectment generally terminates
Early . JAMES McDONALD , PLAINTIFF IN ERROR , V. John W. EARLY ,
DEFENDANT IN ERROR . Trial : NEW TRIAL . In a petition for a new trial under
the code , where it appears that the petitioner has discovered new and material
Author: Nebraska. Supreme Court
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
"Rules of the supreme court. In force February 1, 1914": v. 94, p. vii-xx.
14 of the bill of rights provides : “ Trials Error to circuit court , Ritchie county ; of
crimes and misdeineanors , unless herein THOMAS P. Jacobs , Judge .
otherwise provided , shall be by a jury of R. S. Blair Son , for plaintiff in error .
twelve men ...
To set aside Verdict for Plaintiffs and enter same for Defendant , or for a New Trial
. ... To set aside amended declaration , or to strike out or amend declaration , and
for plaintiff to pay the costs of QUEEN'S BENCH ERRORS . application .