Imperfect Justice Updated Ed

Author: Jeff Ashton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062246356

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

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The definitive inside story of the case that captivated the nation. . . and the verdict that no one saw coming. It was the trial that stunned America. On July 5, 2011, nearly three years after her initial arrest, Casey Anthony walked away, virtually scot-free, from one of the most sensational murder trials of all time. She'd been accused of killing her daughter, Caylee, but the trial only left behind more questions: Was she actually innocent? What really happened to Caylee? Was this what justice really looked like? In Imperfect Justice, prosecutor Jeff Ashton, one of the principal players in the case's drama, sheds light on those questions and much more, telling the behind-the-scenes story of the investigation, the trial, and the now-infamous verdict. Complete with never-before-revealed information about the case and the accused, Ashton examines what the prosecution got right, what they got wrong, and why he remains completely convinced of Casey Anthony's guilt.

Imperfect Justice

Author: Stuart Eizenstat

Publisher: Public Affairs

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

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Presents a first-hand account of the international negotiations that brought belated justice to victims of the Holocaust.

Delayed Justice

Author: Cara C. Putman

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785217924

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Jaime long ago gave up the desire to be loved. Now she only needs to be heard. Jaime Nichols went to law school to find the voice she never had as a child, and her determination to protect girls and women in the path of harm drives her in ways both spoken and unspoken. As Jaime, now a criminal defense attorney, prepares to press charges against someone who wronged her long ago, she must face not only her demons but also the unimaginable forces that protect the powerful man who tore her childhood apart. Chandler Bolton, a retired veteran, is tasked with helping a young victim who must testify in court—and along with his therapy dog, Aslan, he’s up for the task. When he first meets Jaime, all brains, beauty, and brashness, he can’t help but be intrigued. As Chandler works to break through the wall Jaime has built around herself, the two of them discover that they may have more to offer one another than they ever could have guessed—and that together, they may be able to help this endangered child. This thrilling installment of the Hidden Justice series explores the healing power of resolution and the weight of words given voice. And as Jaime pursues delayed justice of her own, she unearths eternal truths that will change the course of her life. “Delayed Justice will hold you to the end . . . A very timely story!” —Susan Page Davis, author of the Main Justice series “Delayed Justice is a timely and compelling legal thriller that will have you turning the pages in search for justice. Putman packs an emotional punch and tackles tough issues head on while demonstrating God’s redeeming love.” —Rachel Dylan, bestselling author of Deadly Proof Legal romantic suspense with inspirational elements Third book in the Hidden Justice series but can be enjoyed as a standalone Book length: approximately 93K words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Towards the True Law

Author: Felipe de Jesús Fierro Alvídrez

Publisher: Palibrio

ISBN: 1463352034

Category: Law

Page: 302

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Does the Law exist? And if so, what is it? Can we know it? This book tries to answer these questions by approaching as a whole the problem of Law, its justification and demonstration. Because when facing multiple legal theories, many of which are contradictory, we have to ask ourselves what the true Law is, if it exists indeed, its origin, meaning and perspective. We are in pursuit of something more: the Law and its truth. This fundamental question must be scientifically solved, and in such an in-depth approach that only philosophy, traditionally understood as “knowledge by its first and principle causes, obtained under the natural light of reason,” can give us the answer. The current thesis takes up the problem of knowledge and its theories of being and truth, to later contrast them with various juridical currents. Two different paths, processes and objects to reach the same conclusion. The result wasn’t easy, but we believe we contributed with a juridical theory with seven rules of truthfulness, that from our humble point of view, solves the conflict over Law, its essence and properties. What is Right? What is Law? Does a juridical science exist? Does a true theory of Law exist or does each one of us have their own truth? These were the central questions we tried to answer in the current thesis; to demonstrate through reason the considerations raised here and to somehow contribute in a positive way to the growing relativism of this subject.

Holocaust Remembrance between the National and the Transnational

Author: Larissa Allwork

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441131523

Category: History

Page: 256

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Holocaust Remembrance Between the National and the Transnational provides a key study of the remembrance of the Jewish Catastrophe and the Nazi-era past in the world arena. It uses a range of primary documentation from the restitution conferences, speeches and presentations made at the Stockholm International Forum of 2000 (SIF 2000), a global event and an attempt to mark a defining moment in the inter-cultural construction of the political and institutional memory of the Holocaust in the USA, Europe and Israel. Containing oral history interviews with delegates to the conference and contemporary press reports, this book explores the inter-relationships between global and national Holocaust remembrances. The causes, consequences and 'cosmopolitan' intellectual context for understanding the SIF 2000 are discussed in great detail. Larissa Allwork examines this seminal moment in efforts to globally promote the important, if ever controversial, topics of Holocaust remembrance, worldwide Genocide prevention and the commemoration of the Nazi past. Providing a balanced assessment of the Stockholm Project, this book is an important study for those interested in the remembrance of the Holocaust and the Third Reich, as well as the recent global direction in memory studies.

"Unusual Business"

Author: Bernhard Mahlberg,Christian Karsch

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 9783205775300

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 799

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Es ist ein Merkmal unserer Zeit, dass man versucht Risiko rational zu kalkulieren. Voraussetzung dafur ist ein gewisses Mass an Normalitat, kurz gesagt: ein "business as usual". Manchmal stosst jedoch die Berechenbarkeit von Risiken an ihre Grenzen. Das war 1945 der Fall, denn der Nationalsozialismus hatte nicht nur Tod und materielle Zerstorung zu verantworten, sondern auch europaweit die Eigentums- und Rechtsverhaltnisse schwer in Mitleidenschaft gezogen. Der lange Weg zur Normalitat war daher "unusual business" im wahren Sinn des Wortes. 1945 befand sich die osterreichische Versicherungswirtschaft in einer "systemic crisis", bei der die ganze Branche gefahrdet war. Das vorliegende Buch zeigt allgemein den Wiederaufbau dieses Wirtschaftsbereiches bis Ende der 1950er Jahre und geht dann speziell auf Bilanzanalysen und die Steuerproblematik dieser Epoche ein.

Moral Choices

Author: Scott B. Rae

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310291097

Category: Religion

Page: 375

View: 605


Now in its third edition, this foremost college ethics text helps students form a basis for practical, ethical decision making in contemporary culture. Substantial updates and revisions include a new chapter on ethics and economics, online resources for instructors, current case studies, new material on bioethics and stem cell research, and much more.

The Pleadings Game

Author: Thomas F. Gordon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401584478

Category: Computers

Page: 246

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The British philosopher Stephan Toulmin, in his The Uses of Argument, made the provocative claim that "logic is generalized jurisprudence". For Toulmin, logic is the study of nonns for practical argumentation and decision making. In his view, mathematical logicians were preoccupied with fonnalizing the concepts of logical necessity, consequence and contradiction, at the expense of other equally important issues, such as how to allocate the burden of proof and make rational decisions given limited resources. He also considered it a mistake to look primarily to psychology, linguistics or the cognitive sciences for answers to these fundamentally nonnative questions. Toulmin's concerns about logic, writing in the 1950's, are equally applicable to the field of Artificial Intelligence today. The mainstream of Artificial Intelligence has focused on the analytical and empirical aspects of intelligence, without giving adequate attention to the nonnative, regulative functions of knowledge representation, problem solving and decision-making. Nonnative issues should now be of even greater interest, with the shift in perspective of AI from individual to collective intelligence, in areas such as multi-agent systems, cooperative design, distributed artificial intelligence, and computer-supported cooperative work. Networked "virtual societies" of humans and software agents would also require "virtual legal systems" to fairly balance interests, resolve conflicts, and promote security.

Flight Risk

Author: Cara C. Putman

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785233210

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3634


Bestselling author Cara Putman returns with a romantic legal thriller that will challenge the assumptions of truth tellers everywhere. Savannah Daniels has worked hard to build her law practice, to surround herself with good friends, and to be the loyal aunt her troubled niece can always count on. But since her ex-husband’s betrayal, she has trouble trusting anyone. Jett Glover’s father committed suicide over a false newspaper report that ruined his reputation. Now a fierce champion of truth, Jett is writing the story of his journalism career—an international sex-trafficking exposé that will bring down a celebrity baseball player and the men closest to him, including Savannah’s ex-husband. When Jett’s story breaks, tragedy ensues. Then a commercial airline crashes, and one of Savannah’s clients is implicated in the crash. Men connected to the scandal, including her ex, begin to die amid mysterious circumstances, and Savannah’s niece becomes an unwitting target. Against their better instincts, Jett and Savannah join ranks to sort the facts from fiction. But can Savannah trust the reporter who threw her life into chaos? And can Jett face the possibility that he’s made the biggest mistake of his life?

The Age of Apology

Author: Mark Gibney,Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights Rhoda E Howard-Hassmann,Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann,Jean-Marc Coicaud,Niklaus Steiner

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812240337

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

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In The Age of Apology twenty-two law, politics, and human rights scholars explore the legal, political, social, historical, moral, religious, and anthropological aspects of Western apologies.