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Does the law morally bind the poor? or, What good's the Constitution when you can't afford a loaf of bread?

Author: R George Wright
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1996.
Series: Critical America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imagine you return home one day to find the cords on your window sashes gone. A number of reasons for their disappearance might occur to you. Most of us, however, would not immediately consider that intravenous drug users had taken the cords for the purpose of fixing. Yet, for some, this possibility would seem quite likely.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R George Wright
ISBN: 0814792944 9780814792940
OCLC Number: 33983870
Description: vii, 219 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Does the Constitution morally bind the poor? --
The progressive logic of criminal responsibility and the circumstances of the most deprived --
Desperation and necessity : les miserables.
Series Title: Critical America.
Other Titles: Does the law morally bind the poor?
What good's the constitution when you can't afford a loaf of bread?
Responsibility: R. George Wright.
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Wright (law, Cumberland School of Law, Samford U.) traces the basic legal and political implications of life for the desperately poor, arguing that the law fails to recognize the special  Read more...

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