Justice in America: How it Works - How it Fails - Kindle ebook by Russell F Moran

Free book on Kindle on 6/19/2013 and 6/20/2013


The world envies, and in some cases despises, the American system of justice. In this frank and compelling book, attorney Russell Moran leads the reader on an exciting tour of the system that delivers our rights, and he doesn't pull any punches. Whether you're a lawyer, a judge, or a layman, Moran takes you on a journey through the system in a candid, colorful, and occasionally humorous examination of the country's most critical institution.
From the schoolyard to the prison yard, Justice in America brims with recent cases, historical antecedents, and engaging anecdotes that make our complex system crystal clear. This indispensable resource has been designed to guide the inquisitive layman, as well as the seasoned attorney or judge, through today's process, from the role of judges to the wild world of torts. It's a must-read for anyone considering whether or not to sue, settle, claim, or retain.
 
Moran launches the book by questioning our opinions about exactly what is justice.  He delves into the role of judges: how we select, train and pay them, as well as how judges make decisions. He also evaluates the Supreme Court and some of its historical decisions, particularly Commerce Clause and its current bizarre interpretations, as well as Eminent Domain, private contracts, and how these issues impact the business decisions in this country.  From there, Moran faces down the wild world of torts—civil wrongs—the largest part of our court system's dockets. He looks at personal injury law, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, and product liability. He then lifts the veil on the jury room, that crucial phase of the process that can make or break a case.
 
Moran then concludes by posing the question of whether justice truly exists in this country, and illuminates the "wonderful mess" that is American democracy. Delivered like a seasoned attorney, Justice in America offers readers the evidence they need to both navigate—and pronounce justice on—American justice.

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