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The Supreme Court on Trial

Title The Supreme Court on Trial
Subtitle How the American Justice System Sacrifices Innocent Defendants
Author "Thomas III, George C."
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Date 2008
Month July
Summary "Legal scholar George Thomas critiques the U.S. system and its emphasis on procedure at the expense of true justice. Thomas traces the history of jury trials, an important component of the U.S. justice system, since the American Founding. In the mid-twentieth century, when it became evident that racism and other forms of discrimination were corrupting the system, the Warren Court established procedure as the most important element of criminal justice. As a result, police, prosecutors, and judges have become more concerned about following rules than about ensuring that the defendant is indeed guilty as charged. Recent cases of prisoners convicted of crimes they didn't commit demonstrate that such procedural justice cannot substitute for substantive justice."
Type Non-fiction
Media Book
Country US
Format hardcover
Pages 320
ISBN 978-0472116188
Edition 1st hardcover
1st Ed/Copyright 2008
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