The Death of the American Trial.
By: Burns, Robert P.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (195 p.).ISBN: 9780226081281.Subject(s): Justice, Administration of -- United States | Trials -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Death of the American TrialDDC classification: 347.73 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Inside the Contemporary Trial -- Chapter 2. Historical Notes on the Trial's Importance -- Chapter 3. The Fundamental Tensions the Trial Defi nes -- Chapter 4. Decline and Criticism -- Chapter 5. The Meanings of the Trial's Death -- Notes -- Index
In The Death of the American Trial, distinguished legal scholar Robert P. Burns makes an impassioned case for reversing the rapid decline of the trial before we lose one of our public culture's greatest achievements. As a practice that is adapted for modern times yet rooted in ancient wisdom, the trial is uniquely suited to balance the tensions-between idealism and realism, experts and citizens, contextual judgment and reliance on rules-that define American culture. Arguing that many observers make a grave mistake by taking a complacent or even positive view of the trial's demise, Burns conclu
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