Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms

Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms

by Judith Resnik, Dennis Curtis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300110960

ISBN-13: 9780300110968

Pub. Date: 01/25/2011

Publisher: Yale University Press

By mapping the remarkable run of the icon of Justice, a woman with scales and sword, and by tracing the development of public spaces dedicated to justice—courthouses—the authors explore the evolution of adjudication into its modern form as well as the intimate relationship between the courts and democracy. The authors analyze how Renaissance

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By mapping the remarkable run of the icon of Justice, a woman with scales and sword, and by tracing the development of public spaces dedicated to justice—courthouses—the authors explore the evolution of adjudication into its modern form as well as the intimate relationship between the courts and democracy. The authors analyze how Renaissance “rites” of judgment turned into democratic “rights,” requiring governments to respect judicial independence, provide open and public hearings, and accord access and dignity to “every person.” With over 220 images, readers can see both the longevity of aspirations for justice and the transformation of courts, as well as understand that, while venerable, courts are also vulnerable institutions that should not be taken for granted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300110968
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Series:
Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.60(d)

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