How would you distinguish between overzealous representation, and collaboration with the court and the district attorney, which dilutes the quality of ethical representation?
In Depth Reading
Volume 14 Issue 1
This Colloquium goes to the heart of what our legal system is all about; that our society is not ready to address such crucial issues is troublesome, and very damning.
More generally, I think the most important lesson to be drawn from Schulhofer's study of Philadelphia is that vigorous advocacy is not as dependent upon the form or forum of decision making as it is upon the quality of representation
If we really wish to ensure effective assistance of counsel, we must create rigorous advocacy-based standards of defense counsel competency, provide adequate teaching and support systems for the provision of criminal justice defense services, and depend less on after-the-fact judicial
Volume 14 Issue 2
Throughout the development of the public education system in this country, the Supreme Court, Congress, and the American majority have supported the power and right of the public schools to serve a socialization function.
This policy of deterrence violates domestic and international law and it should be curtailed. Only by eliminating the detention policy will the human rights of refugees and other aliens be vindicated.
Replacing the constitutionally mandated requirement of probable cause with a reasonableness standard subject to wide interpretation is especially dangerous where aright as fundamental as privacy is at stake.
Modern decisions document that defendants are frequently subjected to multiple prosecutions that are neither reviewed by executive authority nor subject to judicial review.
Volume 14 Issue 3
Evidence exists that mediation helps parents develop custody arrangements for their children with less hostility and trauma than traditional negotiation and litigation.
It is reasonably clear that the data in these tables support the contention of the plaintiff's assertion in Garner of racial discrimination in the use of deadly force.
In civil rights injunctive suits such as this case, federal courts cannot con-done, much less enforce, defense efforts to coerce fee waivers by conditioning substantial merits relief for plaintiffs upon counsel's abandonment of statutory fee entitlement.
While there are appropriate limitations to a mediator's intervention in family disputes, mediation is a process which can be helpful to families throughout the family life cycle.
Volume 14 Issue 4
State courts provide a hopeful alternative for the protection of civil liberties, and have the potential to exercise their independence forcefully as new guardians of individual rights.
Bowers v. Hardwick amicus curiae brief in support of respondents is submitted on behalf of the Lesbian Rights Project, Women's Legal Defense Fund, Equal
The Symposium and the articles are in part a proposal for mutual responsibility. They have been designed to focus attention upon the complex ways in which the law interacts with politics, society, and radical visions for change. If civil rights
Notwithstanding Supreme Court decisions which assert that capital punishment is now administered fairly, the plain truth is that the process is administered unfairly in a tremendous number of cases.