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Law and Order reflects the complexity of the law, the broad range of subject matter that it covers, the many individuals affected by the questions raised within its purview, the individual and societal ramifications of such interactions, and the way in which language is used to sort out all those complications. There are no easy answers, but to recognize the complexity and paradoxical nature of the institution we call the law is crucial to operating successfully within it. Understanding the competing rhetoric used by those engaged in the legal process can help guide our decision-making, whether it is in deciding who to elect to create laws in our best interest or in determining our own courses of action in promoting causes we believe in, causes which most likely will involve legal issues and actions somewhere along the process.
Table of Contents
|The Rule of Law||p. 1|
|The Morality That Makes Law Possible||p. 3|
|The Declaration of Independence||p. 10|
|The Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights||p. 15|
|We Need a Clear Set of Rules to Reaffirm Our Values as a Nation||p. 21|
|How Does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?||p. 26|
|Making Connections||p. 35|
|The Stories We Tell: Law as Narrative||p. 36|
|Closing Argument in The State of Mississippi v. Byron De La Beckwith||p. 38|
|Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States in DeShaney, a Minor, by His Guardian ad Litem, et al v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services, et al||p. 45|
|The Scene of the Crime||p. 54|
|Ohio Revised Code, Title  XXLXùCrimes, Procedure, Chapter 2907: Sex Offenses 2907.32 Pandering Obscenity||p. 61|
|Dwayne Franklin||p. 63|
|PBS Frontline, Interview with Captain Mike Gauldin||p. 73|
|Making Connections||p. 80|
|When taw Comes to Campus||p. 81|
|Oral Argument Before the Supreme Court of the United States in Deborah Morse, et al,||p. 83|
|Ruling in "Bong Hits" Case Seen as Leaving Protection for Students' Free Speech||p. 96|
|Clarence Thomas Is Right||p. 100|
|The Left Has Been Infected by the Disease of Intolerance||p. 104|
|Students Say Hate Crimes Created Campus Unity||p. 110|
|University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, "We Are All Purple" Forum, December 1, 2010||p. 112|
|Making Connections||p. 116|
|Can My Avatar Serve My Sentence? Real Laws in a Virtual World||p. 118|
|The Path of Cyberlaw||p. 120|
|Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Google Contravened Canadian Privacy Law, Investigation Finds||p. 128|
|Feds Demand Prison for Guns N' Roses Uploader||p. 132|
|Government's Position re Presentence Report and Sentencing for Defendant in United States of America Plaintiff v. Kevin Cogill aka "Skwerl," Defendant||p. 134|
|Defendant's Position re Sentencing in United States of America, Plaintiff v. Kevin Cogill, Defendant||p. 138|
|Second Life Avatar Sued Over Virtual Sex Device||p. 146|
|The End of Privacy?||p. 150|
|Making Connections||p. 157|
|Reconsidering Laws; In Search of Global Values||p. 159|
|Failing Nations: Why Things Fall Apart||p. 161|
|Fund for Peace, United States Country Profile, 2007||p. 163|
|Burger, without spies, Please: Notes from a Human Rights Researcher||p. 169|
|Universal Declaration of Human Rights||p. 173|
|Chinese (Mandarin) Translation (Excerpt)||p. 180|
|The Freedom to Take Risks||p. 182|
|The Editors of Tikkun Magazine, A Platform for Love and Generosity: Law & Justice||p. 191|
|Making Connections||p. 195|
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