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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Popular works
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Hanrahan; Thomson Gale (Firm)
ISBN: 9780737737578 0737737573 9780737737585 0737737581
OCLC Number: 903507173
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
ch. 1. Is the U.S. legal system in jeopardy? --
Chapter preface --
1. The USA Patriot Act strengthens the legal system / George W. Bush --
2. The USA Patriot Act undermines the legal system / American Civil Liberties Union --
3. The Military Commissions Act of 2006 protects national security / Office of the Press Secretary, the White House --
4. The Military Commissions Act of 2006 infringes on judicial due process / Anthony D. Romero --
5. Presidential signing statements ensure that new laws are constitutional / Michelle E. Boardman --
6. Presidential signing statements violate constitutional checks and balances / Jennifer Van Bergen --
7. DNA testing proves the legal system is flawed / Ezekiel Edwards --
8. DNA testing does not prove the legal system is flawed / William C. Thompson --
ch. 2. Does the judicial system work? --
Chapter preface --
1. Grand jury powers are needed in criminal investigations / Peter. F. Vaira --
2. Grand jury procedures harm the accused / Richard Alexander and Sheldon Portman --
3. Peremptory challenges based on religion should be allowed / Sherry F. Colb --
4. Peremptory challenges based on religion should not be allowed / Robert T. Miller --
5. The religious right attempts to influence judges / Max Blumenthal --
6. Political attacks threaten judicial independence / Bert Brandenburg --
Periodical bibliography Ch. 3. Is the criminal justice system fair? --
Chapter preface --
1. Habeas corpus is the foundation of a fair justice system / Alberto J. Mora and Thomas R. Pickering --
2. Habeas corpus suspension is a necessary war-time power / Joseph Klein --
3. Undocumented workers should receive legal status / American Friends Service Committee --
4. Undocumented workers should not receive legal status / Robert C. Byrd --
5. Plea bargains expedite justice / Grant D. Griffiths --
6. Plea bargains jeopardize justice / Timothy Lynch --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 4. What should be the role of the media in the legal system? --
Chapter preface --
1. Internet bloggers should have media access to courtrooms / A Progressive on the Prairie --
2. Internet bloggers should not have media access to courtrooms / James McGrath Morris --
3. Cameras should be allowed in the U.S. Supreme Court / Dahlia Lithwick --
4. Cameras should not be allowed in the U.S. Supreme Court / James N. Markels --
5. Limits on media access to celebrity trials is appropriate / Dahlia Lithwick --
6. Limits on media access to celebrity trials is unfair / Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. and Michael H. Dore --
7. Media coverage of trials should inform, not merely entertain / Steven I. Platt --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing Viewpoints In Context.; Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Clare Hanrahan, book editor.
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