Law and Order

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-09-12
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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

Prefacep. v
The Rule of Lawp. 1
The Morality That Makes Law Possiblep. 3
The Declaration of Independencep. 10
The Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rightsp. 15
We Need a Clear Set of Rules to Reaffirm Our Values as a Nationp. 21
How Does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?p. 26
Making Connectionsp. 35
The Stories We Tell: Law as Narrativep. 36
Closing Argument in The State of Mississippi v. Byron De La Beckwithp. 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 alp. 45
The Scene of the Crimep. 54
Ohio Revised Code, Title [29] XXLXùCrimes, Procedure, Chapter 2907: Sex Offenses 2907.32 Pandering Obscenityp. 61
Dwayne Franklinp. 63
PBS Frontline, Interview with Captain Mike Gauldinp. 73
Making Connectionsp. 80
When taw Comes to Campusp. 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 Speechp. 96
Clarence Thomas Is Rightp. 100
The Left Has Been Infected by the Disease of Intolerancep. 104
Students Say Hate Crimes Created Campus Unityp. 110
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, "We Are All Purple" Forum, December 1, 2010p. 112
Making Connectionsp. 116
Can My Avatar Serve My Sentence? Real Laws in a Virtual Worldp. 118
The Path of Cyberlawp. 120
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Google Contravened Canadian Privacy Law, Investigation Findsp. 128
Feds Demand Prison for Guns N' Roses Uploaderp. 132
Government's Position re Presentence Report and Sentencing for Defendant in United States of America Plaintiff v. Kevin Cogill aka "Skwerl," Defendantp. 134
Defendant's Position re Sentencing in United States of America, Plaintiff v. Kevin Cogill, Defendantp. 138
Second Life Avatar Sued Over Virtual Sex Devicep. 146
The End of Privacy?p. 150
Making Connectionsp. 157
Reconsidering Laws; In Search of Global Valuesp. 159
Failing Nations: Why Things Fall Apartp. 161
Fund for Peace, United States Country Profile, 2007p. 163
Burger, without spies, Please: Notes from a Human Rights Researcherp. 169
Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 173
Chinese (Mandarin) Translation (Excerpt)p. 180
The Freedom to Take Risksp. 182
The Editors of Tikkun Magazine, A Platform for Love and Generosity: Law & Justicep. 191
Making Connectionsp. 195
Endnotep. 196
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