This research - on rights knowledge and police procedure, race and jury deliberation, tort reform and access to lawyers, self-interest and public service, ordinary people's experience with everyday troubles - reveals new discoveries about law and social process and provides foundation for a deeper understanding of access to justice that can inform wiser, more effective policies.
This book considers how access to justice is affected by restrictions to legal aid budgets and increasingly prescriptive service guidelines. The book fills an important gap in existing scholarship as the first to bring together new empirical and theoretical knowledge examining different responses to legal aid crises both in the domestic and comparative contexts, across criminal, civil and family law.
Offers perspectives on access to justice including: its development in customary international law, its stress in times of emergency, its exercise in violations of the law of war, its application to torture victims, its development in the case law of the UN Human Rights Committee & of the European Court of Human Rights, its application to environmental justice, & access to justice as part of fundamental rights in European law.
This book argues that the problems plaguing legal services in the US can be only be addressed by a radical overhaul of the rules that govern how legal services may be delivered, as well as radical changes to who exercises the power to make those rules. Through interviews, this book exposes the formidable obstacles that exist along the path to those changes, as well as the opportunities that await.
The State of Access is a comparative, cross-disciplinary exploration of the ways in which democratic institutions fail or succeed to create the equal opportunities that they have promised to deliver to the people they serve. In theory, rules and regulations may formally guarantee access to democratic processes, public services, and justice. But reality routinely disappoints, for a number of reasons--exclusionary policymaking, insufficient attention to minorities, underfunded institutions, inflexible bureaucracies.
Shows the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution. This essential book arrives at a make-or-break moment for the nation and the court. Political gridlock, cultural change, and technological progress mean that the court's decisions on key topics--including free speech, privacy, voting rights, and presidential power--could be uniquely durable. Acutely aware of their opportunity, the justices are rewriting critical aspects of constitutional law and redrawing the ground rules of American government.