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The nonsense factory : the making and breaking of the American legal system, Bruce Cannon Gibney

Label
The nonsense factory : the making and breaking of the American legal system
Title
The nonsense factory
Title remainder
the making and breaking of the American legal system
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Cannon Gibney
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An examination of how over the past eighty years the legal system has increasingly confused quantity with quality and might with legitimacy. As the law bloats into chaos, it staggers only by excusing itself from the very commands it insists that we obey, leaving Americans victim to arbitrary, unconstitutional power. By examining the system as a whole, Gibney shows that the tragedies often portrays as isolated mistakes or the work of a few bad actors--police misconduct, prosecutorial overreach, and the outrages of imperial presidencies--are really the inevitable consequences of law's descent into lawlessness
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibney, Bruce
Dewey number
364.973
Index
index present
LC call number
KF387
LC item number
.G53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • United States
Label
The nonsense factory : the making and breaking of the American legal system, Bruce Cannon Gibney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Arbitration : privatized justice
  • Legal economics : putting a price on priceless
  • Prosecutors and defenders : angels of vengeance and mercy
  • Police : the thick blue line
  • Proof : the evidence for evidence
  • Remedies : how many wrongs make a right?
  • Failing from the top down : imperial presidencies and constitutional erosion
  • Conclusion:
  • Proposals modest and otherwise
  • Appendix:
  • Preface:
  • A binding illustration of why people hate the law
  • The exception is the rule
  • The value of law : more than just a nuisance
  • Jurisprudence : making and breaking law
  • Legal education : the school as scandal
  • Legislatures : outsourced sausage-making
  • Bureaucracy : empire by form
  • Judges : robots, umpires, or gods?
Control code
on1051134157
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxvii, 504 pages
Isbn
9780316475266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The nonsense factory : the making and breaking of the American legal system, Bruce Cannon Gibney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Arbitration : privatized justice
  • Legal economics : putting a price on priceless
  • Prosecutors and defenders : angels of vengeance and mercy
  • Police : the thick blue line
  • Proof : the evidence for evidence
  • Remedies : how many wrongs make a right?
  • Failing from the top down : imperial presidencies and constitutional erosion
  • Conclusion:
  • Proposals modest and otherwise
  • Appendix:
  • Preface:
  • A binding illustration of why people hate the law
  • The exception is the rule
  • The value of law : more than just a nuisance
  • Jurisprudence : making and breaking law
  • Legal education : the school as scandal
  • Legislatures : outsourced sausage-making
  • Bureaucracy : empire by form
  • Judges : robots, umpires, or gods?
Control code
on1051134157
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxvii, 504 pages
Isbn
9780316475266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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