A holistic view of a trial, including the inclusion of individual experience, social context, and legal prcess, improves the quality and effectivness of case law.
"Popcorn lung" case study suggests media and litigation can spur regulation but that tort reform may not be adequate to ensure compensation for toxic harms.
Elites appropriate counter-discourses, e.g. gangata rap idioms, to silence and exclude. Use of free speech norms to shield such practices is esp. pernicious.
Traditional criminal justice approaches to intimate violence often fail victims. Resorative justice programs like Circles of Peace are promising alternatives.
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