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The Myth Of Moral Justice

Author : Thane Rosenbaum
ISBN : 9780062119889
Genre : Law
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We are obsessed with watching television shows and feature films about lawyers, reading legal thrillers, and following real-life trials. Yet, at the same time, most of us don't trust lawyers and hold them and the legal system in very low esteem. In The Myth of Moral Justice, law professor and novelist Thane Rosenbaum suggests that this paradox stems from the fact that citizens and the courts are at odds when it comes to their definitions of justice. With a lawyer's expertise and a novelist's sensability, Rosenbaum tackles complicated philosophical questions about our longing for moral justice. He also takes a critical look at what our legal system does to the spirits of those who must come before the law, along with those who practice within it.

Kollisionsrechtliche Probleme Der Telemedizin

Author : Christoph Wendelstein
ISBN : 3161520114
Genre : Law
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English summary: Telemedicine has created a wide range of new problems for medical malpractice law in international private and procedural law. Christoph Wendelstein addresses these problems, focusing on the conflict of laws. His greater concern however is a fundamental reassessment of the relationship between contract law and tort law as exemplified by international medical malpractice law. German description: Wahrend herkommliche Behandlungsformen nur geringfugigen Spielraum fur kollisionsrechtlich relevante Auslandsbeziehungen lassen, ist dies bei der Telemedizin im Hinblick auf die technische Moglichkeit, weite Distanzen zwischen Arzt und Patient zu uberbrucken, grundsatzlich anders. Damit eroffnet die Telemedizin fur das Arzthaftungsrecht eine breite Palette neuer Probleme des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts. Christoph Wendelstein widmet sich diesen Problemen und stellt dabei das Kollisionsrecht ins Zentrum seiner Untersuchung. Insgesamt verfolgt er bei alledem zwei Zielrichtungen: Einerseits wird fur alle wichtigeren Rechtsfragen, die im Zusammenhang mit telemedizinischen Behandlungen auftreten konnen, die kollisionsrechtliche Problematik im Einzelnen erortert. Daneben geht es dem Verfasser jedoch um mehr: Er will anhand des internationalen Arzthaftungsrechts das Verhaltnis von Vertrags- und Deliktsstatut grundsatzlich neu uberdenken und damit einen Beitrag zur Koordination von Vertrag und Delikt auf der Ebene des europaischen Kollisionsrechts leisten.

Our Corrupt Legal System

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A Book About Books

Author : E.H. Bernstein
ISBN : 9781635684346
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is part I of III. Only the first part is finished at this time. As the other parts are finished, I will try to publish them. The title and subtitle of this book explain what I want this book to be about, but perhaps there are a few insights I can add. There used to be a PBS television program called the Eleventh Hour, where well-known and lesser known persons who had reached a certain age were given a chance to make a statement, perhaps their final statement, in the form of a lecture from a podium. I feel like this book and its subsequent parts will be my statement. A second and equally important purpose is to try to make a difference. Sometimes there are books that I have only heard about or about which I know only a little. Roger Rosenblatt’s book about writing, Unless It Moves the Human Heart, is one such book. He was interviewed on PBS TV by their arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown. This is what Roger said about what writing should be, and I have always remembered it: “To make suffering endurable, to make evil intelligible, to make justice desirable, to make love possible, and ultimately to be useful to the world, and to make the world better.” There are also other literary gems in the interview. Finally, another fragment of a book that I have seen is from Richard Rodriguez’s autobiographical book, Hunger of Memory, in which he describes his first encounter with books in school, his struggle to make sense of them, and what use to make of them. That particular excerpt also appears in Life Studies: A Thematic Reader (third edition) edited by David Cavitch. I want to share as much as I can of what I’ve learned from almost fifty years of reading (there will be more reading) certain kinds of books. I hope my book will be of use.

Expert Witness In The Legal System A Scientist S Search For Justice

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ISBN : 9781434953520
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Beyond Right And Wrong

Author : Randall Kiser
ISBN : 364203814X
Genre : Law
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Let us endeavor to see things as they are, and then enquire whether we ought to complain. Whether to see life as it is, will give us much consolation, I know not; but the consolation which is drawn from truth if any there be, is solid and durable: that which may be derived from errour, must be, like its original, fallacious and fugitive. Samuel Johnson, Letter to Bennet Langton (1758) Attorneys and clients make hundreds of decisions in every litigation case. From initially deciding which attorney to retain to deciding which witnesses to call at trial, from deciding whether to ?le a complaint to deciding whether to appeal a verdict, attorneys and clients make multiple, critical decisions about strategies, costs, arguments, valuations, evidence and negotiations. Once made, these de- sions are scrutinized by an opponent intent on exploiting the consequences of any mistake. In this intense and adversarial arena, decision-making errors often are transparent, irreversible and dispositive, wielding the power to bankrupt clients and dissolve law ?rms. Although attorneys and clients may regard sound decision making as incidental to effective lawyering, sound decision making actually is the essence of effective lawyering. An attorney’s knowledge, intelligence and experience are inert re- urces until the attorney decides how to deploy those skills to serve the client’s interests. Those decisions, in turn, largely determine a case’s course and outcome.

Payback

Author : Thane Rosenbaum
ISBN : 9780226726618
Genre : Law
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We call it justice—the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the incarceration of corrupt politicians or financiers like Rod Blagojevich and Bernard Madoff, and the climactic slaying of cinema-screen villains by superheroes. But could we not also call it revenge? We are told that revenge is uncivilized and immoral, an impulse that individuals and societies should actively repress and replace with the order and codes of courtroom justice. What, if anything, distinguishes punishment at the hands of the government from a victim’s individual desire for retribution? Are vengeance and justice really so very different? No, answers legal scholar and novelist Thane Rosenbaum in Payback: The Case for Revenge—revenge is, in fact, indistinguishable from justice. Revenge, Rosenbaum argues, is not the problem. It is, in fact, a perfectly healthy emotion. Instead, the problem is the inadequacy of lawful outlets through which to express it. He mounts a case for legal systems to punish the guilty commensurate with their crimes as part of a societal moral duty to satisfy the needs of victims to feel avenged. Indeed, the legal system would better serve the public if it gave victims the sense that vengeance was being done on their behalf. Drawing on a wide range of support, from recent studies in behavioral psychology and neuroeconomics, to stories of vengeance and justice denied, to revenge practices from around the world, to the way in which revenge tales have permeated popular culture—including Hamlet, The Godfather, and Braveheart—Rosenbaum demonstrates that vengeance needs to be more openly and honestly discussed and lawfully practiced. Fiercely argued and highly engaging, Payback is a provocative and eye-opening cultural tour of revenge and its rewards—from Shakespeare to The Sopranos. It liberates revenge from its social stigma and proves that vengeance is indeed ours, a perfectly human and acceptable response to moral injury. Rosenbaum deftly persuades us to reconsider a misunderstood subject and, along the way, reinvigorates the debate on the shape of justice in the modern world.

Die Schande Von Missoula

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 9783492973359
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Die meisten Vergewaltiger kannten ihre Opfer vorher, wodurch die Strafverfolgung und die gerichtliche Suche nach der Wahrheit oft komplex und undurchsichtig ist und die vergewaltigten Frauen ein zweites Mal traumatisiert werden. In seinem neuen Buch beschäftigt sich Jon Krakauer mit Vergewaltigungsfällen in der amerikanischen Universitätsstadt Missoula. Minutiös und doch einfühlsam skizziert er die Ereignisse, die eine ganze Gesellschaft an der Frage nach Recht und Unrecht, Wahrheit und Lüge verzweifeln lassen, er spricht mit den Beschuldigten und den Opfern und schildert packend, wie schmerzhaft die Suche nach Gerechtigkeit und Sühne bei Gericht sein kann.

A Different Vision

Author : Thomas D Boston
ISBN : 9781134798599
Genre : Business & Economics
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The New Jim Crow

Author : Michelle Alexander
ISBN : 9783956141591
Genre : Political Science
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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

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