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Courts on trial : myth and reality in American justice

Author: Jerome Frank
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1949.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957.
Courts on trial.
Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1949
(OCoLC)647319688
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Frank
OCLC Number: 301160
Description: xii, 441 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The needless mystery of court-house government --
Fights and rights --
Facts are guesses --
Modern legal magic --
Wizards and lawyers --
The "fight" theory versus the "truth" theory --
The procedural reformers --
The jury system --
Defenses of the jury system: suggested reforms --
Are judges human? --
Psychological approaches --
Criticism of trial-court decisions: the gestalt --
A trial as a communicative process --
"Legal science" and "legal engineering" --
The upper-court myth --
Legal education --
Special training for trial judges --
The cult of the robe --
Precedents and stability --
Codification --
Words and music: legislation and judicial interpretation --
Constitutions: the merry-go-round --
Da capo --
The anthropological approach --
Natural law --
The psychology of litigants --
The unblindfolding of justice --
Classicism and romanticism --
Justice and emotions --
Questioning some legal axioms --
Reason and unreason: ideals.
Responsibility: by Jerome Frank.

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