Search Results: no-contest-corporate-lawyers-and-the-perversion-of-justice-in-america

No Contest

Corporate Lawyers and the Perversion of Justice in America

Author: Ralph Nader,Wesley J. Smith

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780375752582

Category: History

Page: 427

View: 2282

Reveals how corporate lawyers abuse the American legal system and calls for reform that would streamline justice and cut legal costs

Gangs of America

The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy

Author: Ted Nace

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576753194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 2609

The activist and founder of Peachpit Press reveals how the corporation has become the dominant institution in modern life, pointing to the dangers this situation holds for the planet and presenting a blueprint for restoring democracy. Reprint.

The Journalist's Guide to American Law

Author: John T. Nockleby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136895337

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

View: 4081

This easy-to-use guidebook offers an overview of American law that should find a place on the desk of any journalism student or professional journalist. The Journalist’s Guide to American Law provides an overview of major legal principles and issues in practical terms for journalists covering any aspect of the legal system. The book’s organization captures both the bird’s-eye view of the subject and offers an easy reference guide when the professional needs to understand a distinct legal concept. The areas covered range from professional concerns such as the First Amendment, cameras in the courtroom, Sunshine laws, and access to government documents to general legal matters such as the institutions of law and the lawmaking function of the judiciary, core constitutional principles such as separation of powers and judicial review, and the day-to-day functioning of courts. Equally at home on the desk of the general assignment reporter or the legal correspondent, as well as their producers and editors, the book equips the journalist with the knowledge required to translate complex legal notions into plain English.

Plunder

When the Rule of Law is Illegal

Author: Ugo Mattei,Laura Nader

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470695803

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 3157

Plunder examines the dark side of the Rule of Law and explores how it has been used as a powerful political weapon by Western countries in order to legitimize plunder – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones. Challenges traditionally held beliefs in the sanctity of the Rule of Law by exposing its dark side Examines the Rule of Law's relationship with 'plunder' – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones – in the service of Western cultural and economic domination Provides global examples of plunder: of oil in Iraq; of ideas in the form of Western patents and intellectual property rights imposed on weaker peoples; and of liberty in the United States Dares to ask the paradoxical question – is the Rule of Law itself illegal?

Kivalina

A Climate Change Story

Author: Christine Shearer

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461718

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 307

“This story is a tragedy, and not just because of what’s happening to the people of Kivalina. It’s a tragedy because it’s unnecessary, the product, as the author shows, of calculation, deception, manipulation, and greed in some of the biggest and richest companies on earth.” —Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet "Christine Shearer's Kivalina: A Climate Change Story is a fast and bumpy ride that begins with the history of outrageous corporate deceptions through public relations and legal campaigns, continuing with building of the coal-and-oil empire to fuel progress in the United States, leading to the horrendous politics of climate crisis, and finally arriving at its destination, a ground-zero of climate refugee, Kivalina—an Inupiat community along the Chukchi Sea coast of arctic Alaska. I was angry when I turned the last page. I urge you to get a copy, read it, share the story, and join the new global climate justice movement."—Subhankar Banerjee, photographer, writer, activist, and author of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land While corporate funded scientists continue their effort to spread doubt about global climate change, for one native village in Alaska, the price of further denial could be the complete devastation of their homes and culture. Kivalina must be relocated to survive, but neither the oil giants nor the government have proven willing to take responsibility. Christine Shearer is a writer, journalist, activist, and academic. She is the environment and ecology editor of Economy Watch, and managing editor of the online progressive magazine Conducive. She is also a contributor to Coalswarm, part of the online corporate watch website SourceWatch.

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857431797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 590

View: 7696

Provides biographical information on key novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics throughout the world.

Collected Writings From Soka University of America

Author: Tim Janakos

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1458317706

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5156

Why Lawsuits are Good for America

Disciplined Democracy, Big Business, and the Common Law

Author: Carl T. Bogus

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814737943

Category: Law

Page: 265

View: 6209

Judging by the frequency with which it makes an appearance in television news shows and late night stand up routines, the frivolous lawsuit has become part and parcel of our national culture. A woman sues McDonald’s because she was scalded when she spilled her coffee. Thousands file lawsuits claiming they were injured by Agent Orange, silicone breast implants, or Bendectin although scientists report these substances do not cause the diseases in question. The United States, conventional wisdom has it, is a hyperlitigious society, propelled by avaricious lawyers, harebrained judges, and runaway juries. Lawsuits waste money and time and, moreover, many are simply groundless. Carl T. Bogus is not so sure. In Why Lawsuits Are Good for America, Bogus argues that common law works far better than commonly understood. Indeed, Bogus contends that while the system can and occasionally does produce “wrong” results, it is very difficult for it to make flatly irrational decisions. Blending history, theory, empirical data, and colorful case studies, Bogus explains why the common law, rather than being outdated, may be more necessary than ever. As Bogus sees it, the common law is an essential adjunct to governmental regulation—essential, in part, because it is not as easily manipulated by big business. Meanwhile, big business has launched an all out war on the common law. “Tort reform”—measures designed to make more difficult for individuals to sue corporations—one of the ten proposals in the Republican Contract With America, and George W. Bush’s first major initiative as Governor of Texas. And much of what we have come to believe about the system comes from a coordinated propaganda effort by big business and its allies. Bogus makes a compelling case for the necessity of safeguarding the system from current assaults. Why Lawsuits Are Good for America provides broad historical overviews of the development of American common law, torts, products liability, as well as fresh and provocative arguments about the role of the system of “disciplined democracy” in the twenty-first century.

The Workbook

Access to Information

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Information services

Page: N.A

View: 6095

Business Week

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business

Page: N.A

View: 2924

Forum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Trial practice

Page: N.A

View: 425

Solidarity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobile industry workers

Page: N.A

View: 9179

Lawyers and Regulation

The Politics of the Administrative Process

Author: Patrick Schmidt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139444644

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9470

This book is a close study of lawyers who practise occupational safety and health law in the United States, using detailed interview and survey data to explore the roles that lawyers have as representatives of companies, unions, and OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Placed in the context of evolving understandings of regulatory politics as a problem of public-private interaction and negotiation, the book argues that lawyers adapt to multiple roles in what prove to be highly complex settings. The core chapters examine stages of the administrative process where various groups attempt to shape the immediate outcomes and the development of OSHA law. These stages include administrative rulemaking, post-rulemaking litigation of government standards, regulatory enforcement, and compliance counseling by lawyers.

Talking book topics

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,American Foundation for the Blind,Library of Congress,American Printing House for the Blind (Louisville, Ky.),Royal National Institute for the Blind,Library of Congress. Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4135

Immer im Recht

wie Amerika sich und seine Ideale verrät

Author: Thomas Schuler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Equality before the law

Page: 447

View: 3740

The Washington Post Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Washington post

Page: N.A

View: 851

Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated. A Repository of Science, Literature, and General Intelligence

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 376

Die Verdammten dieser Erde

Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518371688

Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung

Page: 266

View: 5050

The American Federationist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Labor unions

Page: N.A

View: 835

Includes separately paged "Junior union section."

Find eBook