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Justice in America: How it Works - How it Fails Paperback – July 16, 2011
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It's got a few flaws. For example, Adolph Eichmann was NOT the "Commandante of Auschwitz," Rudolf Hoess was. There's also a typo here and there (search for "parsons" and replace with "persons"). And the author spent WAY too much time explaining how we pick and pay state court judges. For that matter, he neglected the fact that yes, politics often enough figure into the President's appointment of federal judges, who enjoy life tenure. That's a critical point that belongs in the "judges" section of this book.
The book is also a bit too "chatty" here and there. We don't need pages and pages of examples of how simple rip-offs make people feel that they were denied justice; most folks can grasp that concept in a few paragraphs.
But overall, "Justice" is a nice, easy read, and the average lay person will benefit from it. That, in turn, will benefit society, as civilization can only advance upon the rule of law, so any work that helps promote understanding of and respect for the law is a net contribution.
If the author would make a few edits and update it, I'd give it five stars.
Emerald Isle, NC
Not being a lawyer, this book was a great inside look into history and current flow of our American system of Justice. Mr Moran's points and view are very clear,and his good humor also shows through.
If I find a consistent point of view in this book: That our human capacity towards making just and fair decisions is easy eroded by simple rules such as "zero-tolerance", and "3 strikes and your out" actually remove human from making just decisions. Thus Justice, through the law, is best served by a solid frame works of laws which demands our best thinking and decision making. Anything else can lead to greater in-justice.
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