Chapter

The Fundamental Tensions the Trial Defines

in The Death of the American Trial

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780226081267
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226081281 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226081281.003.0004
The Fundamental Tensions the Trial Defines

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This chapter, which describes how trials have always stood at the exact point of defining tensions within our public culture, argues that to understand the meaning of trial practices, it is important to identify the ideals that animate the institution and to see the finest of details of what takes place there. It also explains that the trial has occupied a central position during the formative era of legal order in the United States

Keywords: trials; public culture; trial practices; legal order; United States

Chapter.  5599 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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