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The Resource Equal justice : fair legal systems in an unfair world, Frederick Wilmot-Smith

Equal justice : fair legal systems in an unfair world, Frederick Wilmot-Smith

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Equal justice : fair legal systems in an unfair world
Title
Equal justice
Title remainder
fair legal systems in an unfair world
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Frederick Wilmot-Smith
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eng
Summary
If someone assaults you, should they get a milder penalty if they are rich than if they are poor? We wouldn't dream of passing a law that formalized such an arrangement. But the design of our legal systems in the US, UK, and elsewhere, which permits people with sufficient money to pay for better lawyers, means that wealth often does make a difference to legal outcomes. Justice, then, depends not only on the substance of the laws we pass, but on the design of the system that administers and enforces them. Philosophers and legal theorists, however, have paid relatively little attention to what justice demands of the general design and structure of the legal system. Equal Justice argues among other things that market principles should not determine access to legal resources. If, for example, a large corporation sues a small startup, either the corporation has to use a law firm of the quality that the startup can afford or--which would be preferable, given the corporation's in-house lawyers--the startup would be given a subsidy to afford a top firm. The author builds on this core idea of equal access to resources to work out how the court system and the legal profession should be structured in order to ensure a generally just legal system.--
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1986-
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Wilmot-Smith, Frederick
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Justice
  • Equity
  • Equality before the law
  • Fairness
  • Equality before the law
  • Equity
  • Fairness
  • Justice
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Equal justice : fair legal systems in an unfair world, Frederick Wilmot-Smith
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780674237568
Lccn
2019014639
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1089997366
Label
Equal justice : fair legal systems in an unfair world, Frederick Wilmot-Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780674237568
Lccn
2019014639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1089997366

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