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The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right

 
 
 
 
The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right
Author: Thane Rosenbaum
ISBN 13: 9780060735241
ISBN 10: 60735244
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2005-05-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $13.99
 
 

Justice is not blind, proclaims Rosenbaum (human rights, legal humanities, and law and literature; Fordham U.) and neither is he. He worked as a lawyer long enough to get a feel for what is wrong with the system, and shares some of his insights with the uninitiated: a pound of flesh, aborted trials and lying under the law, judges who feign not having feelings, rescue as moral imperative, and the artist and the law. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Washington Post - Jonathan Kirsch

Rosenbaum seems to realize that there is not much chance that his proposed reforms will be adopted in any formal sense, and he readily acknowledges that many lawyers will find the whole idea to be "ludicrous." But his book ought to be required reading in law schools and continuing legal education classes, if only because at least a few of his readers will be humanized by the experience. And that is, above all, what "The Myth of Moral Justice" is really about.