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Title Legal system / Clare Hanrahan, book editor.

Imprint Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    347.73 LEG    Available
Description 237 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Opposing viewpoints series
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Is the U.S. legal system in jeopardy? The USA Patriot Act strengthens the legal system / George W. Bush ; The USA Patriot Act undermines the legal system / American Civil Liberties Union ; The Military Commissions Act of 2006 protects national security / Office of the Press Secretary, the White House ; The Military Commissions Act of 2006 infringes on judicial due process / Anthony D. Romero ; Presidential signing statements ensure that new laws are constitutional / Michelle E. Boardman ; Presidential signing statements violate constitutional checks and balances / Jennifer Van Bergen ; DNA testing proves the legal system is flawed / Ezekiel Edwards ; DNA testing does not prove the legal system is flawed / William C. Thompson -- Does the judicial system work? Grand jury powers are needed in criminal investigations / Peter. F. Vaira ; Grand jury procedures harm the accused / Richard Alexander and Sheldon Portman ; Peremptory challenges based on religion should be allowed / Sherry F. Colb ; Peremptory challenges based on religion should not be allowed / Robert T. Miller ; The religious right attempts to influence judges / Max Blumenthal ; Political attacks threaten judicial independence / Bert Brandenburg-- Is the criminal justice system fair? Habeas corpus is the foundation of a fair justice system / Alberto J. Mora and Thomas R. Pickering ; Habeas corpus suspension is a necessary war-time power / Joseph Klein ; Undocumented workers should receive legal status / American Friends Service Committee ; Undocumented workers should not receive legal status / Robert C. Byrd ; Plea bargains expedite justice / Grant D. Griffiths ; Plea bargains jeopardize justice / Timothy Lynch-- What should be the role of the media in the legal system? Internet bloggers should have media access to courtrooms / A Progressive on the Prairie ; Internet bloggers should not have media access to courtrooms / James McGrath Morris ; Cameras should be allowed in the U.S. Supreme Court / Dahlia Lithwick ; Cameras should not be allowed in the U.S. Supreme Court / James N. Markels ; Limits on media access to celebrity trials is appropriate / Dahlia Lithwick ; Limits on media access to celebrity trials is unfair / Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. and Michael H. Dore ; Media coverage of trials should inform, not merely entertain / Steven I. Platt.
Subject Justice, Administration of -- United States -- Popular works.
Jury -- United States -- Popular works.
Television broadcasting of court proceedings -- United States -- Popular works.
Added Author Hanrahan, Clare.
ISBN 9780737737578 (hardcover) : $34.95
0737737573 (hardcover)
9780737737585 (pbk.)
0737737581 (pbk.)

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