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By Edward Lazarus. 1998
The author, a Supreme Court law clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun in 1988-89, recounts the methods and procedures the justices… use in arriving at a decision. Now a federal prosecutor, Lazarus contends that politics has taken the place of debate and compromise. He analyzes court cases to illustrate his concerns. 1998.
By Mary Ann Glendon. 2001
Discusses Mrs. Roosevelt's role in the development of the first document to define worldwide human rights. Describes her chairmanship of… the drafting committee and her diplomacy to ensure the Declaration's ratification in 1948. Quotes diaries, letters, and memoirs of the committee members to explain how consensus was reached. c2001.
By Danièle Delisle. 1992
By Danièle Delisle. 1992
By Francine Marceau, Clément Marquis. 1990
This volume examines the mystery behind Florence Deeks' 1925 lawsuit, which claimed that H. G. Wells plagiarized her manuscript in… the writing of his international best-seller The Outline of History. In this exploration, McKillop introduces several sources, including renowned publishers, editors, lawyers, judges, and others, who come forward in this work to offer an account of one of the most notorious literary legal battles of the 20th century. 2000.
By Anita Naik. 1999
This guide tells children what rights they do and don't have in common situations. It covers laws relating to health,… education, family, sex, work, the police and leisure. It also contains detailed contact addresses for getting further information and help in the UK and Republic of Ireland. For junior high readers.
By David R Williams. 1993
Beginning with the 1868 shooting of politician Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Williams chronologically examines it and the trials of Louis Riel… in 1885, Ernest Chenoweth in 1900, Wilbert Coffin in 1953, Steven Truscott in 1959, and Peter Demeter in 1974. Williams concludes that there is no reason to doubt the justice of the verdict in any of the six cases. 1993.
By A. Alan Borovoy. 1988
Discusses some of the civil liberty and human rights issues with which Canadians are faced, including pornography, hate literature, affirmative… action employment practices, police powers, right to privacy, the protection of minorities, and the rights of strikers, welfare recipients, and the mentally ill. 1988.
By Julian Sher. 2001
In 1959, 14-year-old Steven Truscott was arrested for the murder of 12-year-old Lynne Harper near Clinton, Ontario. Though sentenced to… death, Truscott's sentence was eventually commuted and he was released ten years later, all the while maintaining his innocence. This account details the case, trial, and Truscott's new appeal to have the case reopened. 2001.
By Erna Paris. 2009
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent tribunal of its kind, mandated to challenge criminal impunity on the… part of national leaders and to promote accountability in world affairs. Independent and transnational, its indictments cannot be vetoed in the Security Council. Paris explores the history of global justice, the politics behind America's opposition to the creation of a permanent international criminal court, and the implications for the world at large. Some strong language and explicit descriptions of violence. c2009.
By David R Boyd. 2017
Palila v Hawaii. New Zealand's Te Urewera Act. Sierra Club v Disney. These legal phrases hardly sound like the makings… of a revolution, but beyond the headlines portending environmental catastrophes, a movement of immense import has been building in courtrooms, legislatures, and communities across the globe. Cultures and laws are transforming to provide a powerful new approach to protecting the planet and the species with whom we share it. Lawyers from California to New York are fighting to gain legal rights for chimpanzees and killer whales, and lawmakers are ending the era of keeping these intelligent animals in captivity. In Hawaii and India, judges have recognized that endangered species--from birds to lions--have the legal right to exist. Around the world, more and more laws are being passed recognizing that ecosystems--rivers, forests, mountains, and more--have legally enforceable rights. And if nature has rights, then humans have responsibilities. 2017.
By J. Rodney Millard. 1988
Explores the issues that shaped engineers' perception of their work and its place in society. Determined to raise their status,… schools and societies were organized and, eventually, engineers obtained licensing and regulatory powers. c1988.
By Gerry Spence. 1996
Chronicles Spence's first forty years, before he gained fame for winning a multimillion-dollar verdict on behalf of the dead plutonium… worker Karen Silkwood. Tells of his mother's suicide when Spence was ten, his own alcoholism, and his affair with the woman who became his second wife. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1996.
By Kermit Hall. 2003
Utah State University professor, Kermit L. Hall delivers a course that explores the Supreme Court as a living, breathing institution.… Listeners will come to know the court through a thorough study of its most significant decisions. 2003.
By Louis Nizer. 1973
By Beverley Spencer. 2000
You may not think twice about giving someone a hug in Wawa in public on a Sunday afternoon - until… an officer of the law gets involved! And we know you usually enjoy wearing your snake outdoors in New Brunswick, but it's illegal, as is carrying your pet lizard around on your shoulder. This book contains over 200 crazy Canadian laws from coast to coast. Grades 3-6. 2000.
By Jack Batten. 1986
In these first-hand accounts, the readers meet judges of every level, from Provincial Court where scrappy, street-level cases are heard,… to the Supreme Court of Canada where lofty judgments and weighty reinterpretations of laws are made. 1986.
By Édition: École du Barreau du Québec, Québec Ministère de l'Éducation.. 1992
By Jacques Batigne. 1976
Le président Batigne, qui fut successivement juge aux Tribunaux de Metz, de Marseille et de la Seine avant de devenir… conseiller à la Cour de Sureté de l'État, livre aujourd'hui ses souvenirs. Il dénonce aussi les erreurs de la machine judiciaire, se prononce sur la peine de mort, les violences policières, la psychologie du milieu, sur le problème enfin qui domine tous les autres : l'indépendance de la Magistrature. 1976.