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Justice Vs. Law: Courts And Politics In American Society, Gary L. Mcdowell Jan 1993

Justice Vs. Law: Courts And Politics In American Society, Gary L. Mcdowell

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The purpose of this book is to pull back that veil and to reveal the mysteries for what they are: ordinary institutional contrivances designed to shape and direct the politics of the nation. As a result, the judicial process is inevitably a forum wherein differing visions of the just society come into conflict. While the cases and controversies that come before the courts are contests between two reasonably well defined adverse litigants, each with a personal stake in the resolution of the dispute, the judgments handed down often go far beyond those litigants and affect American society and politics in ...