- Pubblicato Domenica, 09 Ottobre 2011 08: :01
The film 'Hot Coffee' explores the true story of the McDonald's coffee case and misperceptions about the American justice system.
October 06, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Everyone has heard the story: A woman pulls up to a McDonald's drive thru for some coffee. While holding the coffee cup and trying to drive at the same time, she spills coffee on her lap and burns herself. She sues McDonald's, becomes a millionaire, and all her troubles are over. The case is a prime example of a frivolous lawsuit or so-called "jackpot justice."
- Pubblicato Sabato, 01 Ottobre 2011 08: :57
WSJ 27 Sept 2011
For centuries, a bedrock principle of criminal law has held that people must know they are doing something wrong before they can be found guilty. The concept is known as mens rea, Latin for a "guilty mind."
As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared
WSJ 23 July 2011
Rough justice in America
Economist Jul 22nd 2010
- Pubblicato Sabato, 01 Ottobre 2011 08: :48
Three-Minute Justice: Haste and Waste in Florida’s Misdemeanor Courts
- Pubblicato Sabato, 01 Ottobre 2011 08: :46
Carol S. Steiker, Jordan M. Steiker
The New Republic September 27, 2011
Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis last week was a poignant reminder of the continued presence of capital punishment in the United States. The Davis execution generated extraordinary interest because of troubling doubts about his guilt. Some observers have already speculated that the Davis case might serve as the spark that could reignite the movement to abolish the death penalty. But lost in some of the attention that the execution has generated is the death penalty’s unmistakable and precipitous decline over the past decade. If the battle has not been won by death penalty opponents, they are much closer to their goal than they realize.
- Pubblicato Sabato, 01 Ottobre 2011 08: :45
Perry, Michael J.,
Is Capital Punishment ‘Cruel and Unusual’? (September 27, 2011). Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-161; THE CONSTITUTIONAL MORALITY OF THE UNITED STATES: HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUDICIAL REVIEW, Forthcoming; Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-161; San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-075. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1934542
Perry, Michael J.,
Capital Punishment and the Morality of Human Rights. Journal of Catholic Legal Studies, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=711982