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Myth of Moral Justice Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right

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ISBN-10: 0060735244

ISBN-13: 9780060735241

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thane Rosenbaum

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List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, and law professor. He is the author of The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right,as well as four novels, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke,the novel-in-stories, Elijah Visible, and the novel for young adults, The Stranger within Sarah Stein. His articles, reviews, and essays appear frequently in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Huffington Post, among others. He lives in New York, where he is the John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer in Law at Fordham Law School and directs the Forum on Law, Culture, and Society.

Introduction
Doing the Right Thing: The Split Between the Moral and the Legal
A New Paradigm of Moral Justice
Pound of Flesh
Story As Remedy
The Various Faces of Grief
Aborted Trials and Lying Under the Law
The Best-Kept Secrets of Zealous Advocates
Forbidden Emotions in a World Out of Order
Judges Who Feign Not Having Feelings
Apology as Moral Antidote to the Legal Disease
Apologies in Practice
Restoration or Revenge
Repair in Practice
The Non-Duty to Rescue Under American Law
Rescue as Moral Imperative
The Law's Preference for the Body Over the Soul
Frustrated Lawyers and the Public's Discontent
The Artist and the Law
Conclusion
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index