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
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.