How the Poor Fare in the Courts Vicki Lens ... and with the least side effects, and for how longit should be administered.59 The court's remedy was to require, after an administrative review is conducted, a de novo judicial hearing.
Author: Vicki Lens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in the Courts provides a vivid portrait and appraisal of how the lives of poor people are disrupted or helped by the judicial system, from the lowest to the highest courts. Drawing from court room observations, court decisions, and other material, this book spans the street level justice of administrative hearings and lower courts (where people plead for welfare benefits or for a child not to be taken away), the mid-level justice of state courts (where advocates argue for the right to shelter for the homeless and for the rights of the mentally disabled), and the high justice of the Supreme Court (where the battle for school integration has represented a route out of poverty and the stop and frisk cases illustrate a route to greater poverty, through the mass incarceration of people of color). Poor Justice brings readers inside the courts, telling the story through the words and actions of the judges, lawyers, and ordinary people who populate it. It seeks to both edify and criticize. Readers will learn not only how courts work, but also how courts sometimes help - and often fail - the poor.
Social Justice in the Old Testament in Concept and Practice Walter J. Houston ... is the exercise of justice, defined more precisely as the saving or protective justice that the weak depend on to protect them from the oppression of the ...
Author: Walter J. Houston
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Can the Old Testament help us in keeping the excesses of capitalism in check? How can a book that goes on about "justice and righteousness," but says "there will always be poor people in the land" and accepts slavery have anything to say to us about social justice? Did kings of Israel draft their subjects--and which subjects--for forced labor? What does it mean when the Psalms say God is coming to judge the world? Is charity justice?--or is justice more than charity? Does Genesis give us the right to use the earth and its creatures as we like? These are some of the questions that Walter Houston asks, and tries to answer, in this book of essays from his work over the last twenty-five years.
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Tbat the overseer of the poor , the justice of the peace and Fees of officers on the constable in and for any township of this state , for the services removal of applirequired to be performed by them under the thirty - first section of ...
this case overturn not only the prospect of international justice, but also the prospect of justice at home, or in any context in ... For we might rethink the hasty assumption that the rich are the stronger and the poor the weaker.
Author: Melissa Lane
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Political Science
What is politics? What are the origins of political philosophy? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans? In Greek and Roman Political Ideas, acclaimed classics scholar Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire. Tracing the origins of political philosophy from Socrates to Cicero to Plutarch, Lane reminds us that the birth of politics was as much a story of individuals as ideas.
HOW TO DO IT BETTER While there is little effective recourse to punish poor judicial behavior, the following points can serve as a starting point for a discussion about what we can do to change the judicial system itself: Judges should ...
Author: Paul Brakke
Publisher: TouchPoint Press via PublishDrive
A primary or secondary text for criminal justice, criminology, constitutional law, and related social science and legal studies, this book is for those who believe they know all they need to know about the criminal justice system — the system that keeps us safe from criminals; the system that protects its good, law-abiding citizens. Told in two sections, the first a first-person perspective of a victim’s husband, American Justice is a true story that provides an up close and personal look at the American justice system and how easy it is to become a victim of the system. The focus within this book is more than the victims’ stories — it is a crucial and critical examination of how things can go very wrong, especially when one does not adequately understand the laws that are supposed to protect them. Paul Brakke and his wife Carol believed that obeying the law and telling the truth was good enough. They believed that truth would indeed prevail. They were wrong. Paul and Carol Brakke’s nightmare began when some local kids falsely accused Carol of trying to run one of them over. The kids didn’t like her interfering with their play at a dangerous intersection. Based on this false accusation and additional lies by neighbors who wanted to get the Brakkes out of the neighborhood, Carol was subjected to psychological warfare, which included an involuntary commitment to a psych ward, two psychological evaluations, exile from her home, delays in setting a trial date, and the threat of a 16-year jail term. These circumstances forced the Brakkes to agree to move out of their home to another community as part of a plea bargain in which all charges relating to aggravated assault were dropped. This book describes Carol and Paul’s harrowing experience, followed by Paul’s discussion of problems in the criminal justice system and recommendations on what to do to resolve those problems. As the second section of this book points out, much can go wrong in legal cases. As such, it is vital to educate yourself about the U.S. criminal justice system to prevent becoming a victim and to improve the system to make ours a better country and a more just society.
Law is too dear for a poor man; and one without money cannot even. attempt to obtain redress; therefore am I justified in saying that there is one law for the rich, another for the poor. Justice in fact is unknown to us.
Then what sort of justice is it that permits, if it does not explicitly endorse, distributive injustice? ... Poor's duties to Rich and to other road users were not contingent on the justice of their respective distributive shares.
Author: Emmanuel Voyiakis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Some say that private law ought to correct wrongs or to protect rights. Others say that private law ought to maximise social welfare or to minimise social cost. In this book, Emmanuel Voyiakis claims that private law ought to make our responsibilities to others depend on the opportunities we have to affect how things will go for us. Drawing on the work of HLA Hart and TM Scanlon, he argues that private law principles that require us to bear certain practical burdens in our relations with others are justified as long as those principles provide us with certain opportunities to choose what will happen to us, and having those opportunities is something we have reason to value. The book contrasts this 'value-of-choice' account with its wrong- and social cost-based rivals, and applies it to familiar problems of contract and tort law, including whether liability should be negligence-based or stricter; whether insurance should matter in the allocation of the burden of repair; how far private law should make allowance for persons of limited capacities; when a contract term counts as 'unconscionable' or 'unfair'; and when tort law should hold a person vicariously liable for another's mistakes.
Author: Connecticut. State Board of EducationPublish On: 1921
THE YEAR 1919-20 - continued circumstances of family court results city case nolled city fined $ 2.00 and costs amounting to $ 10.56 justice poor justice placed on probation until June 1920 fined $ 5.00 and costs amounting to $ 13.16 ...