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A Vision of American Law By Barry R. Schaller

A Vision of American Law by Barry R. Schaller

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Throughout history, works of literature have helped to shape public discussion of social, legal, and political issues.

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A Vision of American Law: Judging Law, Literature, and the Stories We Tell by Barry R. Schaller

Throughout history, works of literature have helped to shape public discussion of social, legal, and political issues. In this book, Barry R. Schaller draws on examples from American literature in presenting an analysis of the legal aspects of several major problems facing our society. After identifying the key legal relationships in society, the book focuses on problems of violence, loss of authority, diminished faith in the American dream of progress, and the challenges posed by immense social and technological change. The author offers a set of standards to serve as a guide to effective judicial decision making and to assist the public in evaluating the soundness of those decisions.

A Vision of American Law Reviews

"The book is superb....Who should read this book? Anyone who loves the law or loves literature and expecially those who love both." The Law and Politics Book Review

About Barry R. Schaller

BARRY R. SCHALLER is a judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court. He was appointed to the Appellate Court in 1992 after eighteen years on the Connecticut trial bench. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School and has been a Visiting Lecuturer at Yale University and a Guggenheim Fellow at the Yale Law School. He regularly teaches courses on law, literature and jurisprudence to state court judges. Judge Schaller is the author of numerous articles on various legal topics including law and the humanities, constitutional law, complex case management, and violence in American society.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations Preface Introduction The Law in Society: Elemental Forces The Individual in Society: Individual Autonomy and State Power Private Codes: Rules of the Community Systemic Problems: Violence, Authority, and the American Dream The Roots of Violence: The Breakdown of Social Structure Shaking the Foundations: Problems of Legal Authority The State of the American Dream: Optimism, Progress, and the Word of Law The Judicial Role in Cultural Revitalization Taking Responsibility: Societal Change and Judicial Decision Making Synthesis: Justice in Our Time Conclusion Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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NLS9780275973179
9780275973179
0275973174
A Vision of American Law: Judging Law, Literature, and the Stories We Tell by Barry R. Schaller
New
Paperback
ABC-CLIO
2001-02-28
200
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