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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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Reconstructing Justice New ed

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Franklin StrierProfessor of Law, California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA

ISBN13: 9780226777184
ISBN: 0226777189
Published: May 1996
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £25.00



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In this study, Franklin Strier proposes reforms for the American trial system. Arguing that lawyers need to share more power with the judge and jury, he recommends ways we can retain and improve our basic adversarial system. The work suggests we eliminate peremptory challenges, give judges the authority to ask questions of witnesses, and limit the number of expert witnesses. Drawing from a wide variety of sources, including case histories, scholarly works, Blackstone's ""Commentaries"", and ""The Federalist Papers"", he argues that judicial reform is not only possible, but - because of the increased public coverage of trials and understanding of the need for reform - inevitable.;Franklin Strier brings this critical look at trial reform up to date with a new preface in which he discusses how the inordinate amount of public attention of the O.J. Simpson trial, and the power the attorneys had over the court in that case, shed new light on the trial system's weaknesses and inequities.

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Contents:
Acknowledgments Preface Ch.
1: The Battle of Champions Ch.
2: An Adversary Society Ch.
3: How Much Justice Can You Afford? Ch.
4: The Verdict on Juries Ch.
5: Can Lawyers Lie? Truth, Justice, and Advocacy Ethics Ch.
6: Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Expanded Version Ch.
7: A Blueprint for Reform Selected Bibliography Index