The Conscience of a Lawyer

The Conscience of a Lawyer

over , he had made a conscious decision not to involve himself or his practice in national issues . ... I have got to make my choice between practising law down here and getting back into the old fight at a national level , " he told ...

Author: John A. Salmond

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817360115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Clifford Judkins Durr was an Alabama lawyer who played an important role in defending activists and other accused of disloyalty during the New Deal and McCarthy eras. His uncompromising commitment to civil liberties and civic decency caused him to often take unpopular positions. In 1933, Durr moved to Washington to work as a lawyer for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, a creation of Roosevelt's new Democratic administration, becoming a dedicated New Dealer in the process. He was then appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a politically sensitive position as FDR sought to counter the increasing power and concentration of broadcasters, many of whom were opponents of the New Deal. Durr resigned from the FCC in 1948 and after brief employment with the National Farmers Union in Colorado, the Durrs eventually returned to Montgomery, Alabama in the hope of returning to a more prosperous, less controversial life. Durr continued to practice in Montgomery as counsel for black citizens whose rights had been violated and ultimately, in December, 1955, when police arrested Rosa Parks for refusing to give her bus seat to a white man he stepped in and lent his extensive legal prowess to her case and the continuing quest for civil rights. Closing his firm in 1964 Durr began to lecture in the United States and abroad. He died at his grandfather's farm in 1975
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Law and conscience or The duty of dissenters on church taxes remarks opposed to recent advice in the Eclectic review in an article entitled Sir Robert Peel

Law and conscience  or The duty of dissenters on church taxes  remarks opposed to recent advice in the Eclectic review  in an article entitled  Sir Robert Peel

LAW AND CONSCIENCE , 8c.gc. INTRODUCTORY . course , I. The Law is to go right on , never swerving from its In its progress it may find conscience in its way . It is not however to be turned aside , but must overbear the conscience ...

Author: Edward SWAINE

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ISBN: BL:A0019984627

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Religious Conscience the State and the Law

Religious Conscience  the State  and the Law

Reason had now become the divine legislator and natural law was the law of reason . 1 7 If in his political philosophy , the claims of conscience had to be conceded , subject to certain reservations ; in his moral philosophy ...

Author: John McLaren

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791440028

Category: Religion

Page: 247

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Examines claims to freedom of religion by minority, unorthodox faith groups and how these challenges to the state and the law have contributed to the development of civil rights discourse and practice.
Categories: Religion

The Law of Conscience in Its Action on Nations and Individuals A Sermon on Acts Xxiii 1 Preached on May 18th Being the Seventeenth Anniversary of the British and Foreign Unitarian Association Etc

The Law of Conscience in Its Action on Nations and Individuals  A Sermon  on Acts Xxiii  1  Preached     on May 18th     Being the Seventeenth Anniversary of the British and Foreign Unitarian Association  Etc

Now where the law of liberty exists , together with this law of conscience , the reality within finds a genuine expression in some reality without : and that which by the latter springs up secretly in the soul , will , by the former ...

Author: Charles WICKSTEED (Unitarian Minister.)

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ISBN: BL:A0021761074

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Integrity and Conscience

Integrity and Conscience

9 CONSCIENCE AND THE LAW: LIBERAL AND DEMOCRATIC APPROACHES DAVID DYZENHAUS INTRODUCTION The question “Is the law legitimate?” has become increasingly central to political philosophy in our secular and pluralistic age.

Author: Ian Shapiro

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814780978

Category: Law

Page: 339

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During the summer of 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro was hailed as a watershed moment in the ecology movement. Over 100 nations signed a new international treaty intended to conserve biological diversity. Yet, every day, species--many not even discovered--are driven into extinction and the ecological crisis continues to be a pressing global problem. Stressing the need to build bridges between the scientific community and international policymakers, Timothy Swanson here develops a new theory of the interplay between human society and the biological world. Biodiversity regulation, he argues, must focus specifically on the regulation of the global economic forces driving species into extinction. As the global development process becomes increasingly sophisticated, the spectre of a homogenized biosphere looms large. Yet, while biological diversity is responsible for a host of global benefits, it confers few tangible gains onto individual nations that offset the financial advantages of exploiting these same natural resources. The same economic rationale that drives farmers to grow coca leafs instead of grain compels countries to exploit natural resources, rather than conserve them. In order to stave off the decline of biological diversity, Swanson proposes the creation of specific policies that will internalize the benefits of biodiversity on a national level.
Categories: Law

The Law abiding Conscience and the Higher Law Conscience

The Law abiding Conscience  and the Higher Law Conscience

They have no other They can never assume what he alleges , that there is any conflict between the law of the land and the law of God . They can never make his conscience the rule of penal retribution at the hands of government .

Author: Samuel Thayer Spear

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101072314105

Category: Bible

Page: 36

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Categories: Bible

Conscience and Law

Conscience and Law

ours , where we must depend for obedience to the law upon the consciences of the people , rather than upon physical force and standing armies , it is of the first importance that reverence for law be held inviolable .

Author: Rufus Wheelwright Clark

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ISBN: UCD:31175035178949

Category: Electronic book

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Freedom of Conscience A Comparative Law Perspective

Freedom of Conscience A Comparative Law Perspective

In the Bible, both the Hebrew version and the Greek Septuagint translation, one can indicate several terms related to the conscience, i.e., the heart, kidneys, wisdom, spirit or soul. The law of God is written in the heart, ...

Author: Grzegorz Blicharz

Publisher: Wydawnictwo Instytutu Wymiaru Sprawiedliwości

ISBN: 9788366344129

Category: Law

Page: 424

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Freedom of Conscience. A Comparative Law Perspective addresses the timeliest of topics. Across the European continent as well as in the Anglophone world (including the United States), “freedom of conscience” is at the forefront of issues addressed by judges and legislators. It is also a perennial matter of great importance. Public authorities throughout the ages have struggled to understand, and properly to meld, the necessities of political order and the freedom of competent adults to author their own actions and to constitute themselves by making, and acting upon, their conscientious decisions about what moral truth requires of them. The urgency and gravity of the issues presented by “freedom of conscience” is also matched by their intrinsic complexity. For all these reasons, only a multi-disciplinary, full-orbed approach to these questions will do them justice. This volume rises to the occasion. The comparative perspective supplied by the editor’s recruitment of an international group of scholars, and also by his assignment to some of them the task of investigating additional countries, is utterly invaluable. The papers deftly blend what I might call “lawyer’s law” – that is, a careful presentation of the facts and holdings of courts or the precise details of a particular statutory scheme – with genuine philosophical depth. I should like to emphasize this virtue of the collection by observing that collections of this general sort tend to be either all sail or all anchor, either drowned in the minutiae of law without a care for the big picture, or all philosophy untethered to the reality of the positive law. Blicharz’s book has broken this mold. It promises to appeal to working lawyers, students, judges, and scholars. Gerard V. Bradley, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame, USA This edited volume will be a useful resource to scholars in this area. It has a rich national variety, covering Poland (extensively), Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, and three Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, and Finland). Anyone interested in the state of the freedom of conscience in notable Western democracies will benefit from this work. Those particularly interested in Poland, a country not always focused on in the literature, will find this book of great value. And that is the hallmark of scholarship – a conversation in the search for truth. James C. Phillips, PhD, Stanford University’s Constitutional Law Center, USA
Categories: Law

Conscience and Law Or A Discussion of Our Comparative Responsibility to Human and Divine Government with an Application to the Fugitive Slave Law

Conscience and Law  Or  A Discussion of Our Comparative Responsibility to Human and Divine Government  with an Application to the Fugitive Slave Law

Hence , if God should proclaim a command to hate and to lie , it would not be binding upon the conscience ; it would be , in fact , no law . God has instituted human government as a part of his own to prevent wrong ; and no acts are or ...

Author: William Weston Patton

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ISBN: NYPL:33433075913685

Category: Slavery

Page: 64

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Do New Health Law Mandates Threaten Conscience Rights and Access to Care

Do New Health Law Mandates Threaten Conscience Rights and Access to Care

Sweeping refusal clauses and exemptions allow a few to dictate what services many others may access . They disrespect the individual capacities of women to act upon their individual consciencebased decision . They impede the rights of ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03634382J

Category: Contraceptive drugs

Page: 267

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Categories: Contraceptive drugs