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Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court Hardcover - 2009

by Bach, Amy


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From an award-winning lawyer-reporter, a radically new explanation for America's failing justice system

The stories of grave injustice are all too familiar: the lawyer who sleeps through a trial, the false confessions, the convictions of the innocent. Less visible is the chronic injustice meted out daily by a profoundly defective system.

In a sweeping investigation that moves from small-town Georgia to upstate New York, from Chicago to Mississippi, Amy Bach reveals a judicial process so deeply compromised that it constitutes a menace to the people it is designed to serve. Here is the public defender who pleads most of his clients guilty; the judge who sets outrageous bail for negligible crimes; the prosecutor who brings almost no cases to trial; the court that works together to achieve a wrong verdict. Going beyond the usual explanations of bad apples and meager funding, Bach identifies an assembly-line approach that rewards shoddiness and sacrifices defendants to keep the court calendar moving, and she exposes the collusion between judge, prosecutor, and defense that puts the interests of the system above the obligation to the people. It is time, Bach argues, to institute a new method of checks and balances that will make injustice visible--the first and necessary step to any reform.

Full of gripping human stories, sharp analyses, and a crusader's sense of urgency, "Ordinary Injustice" is a major reassessment of the health of the nation's courtrooms.

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  • Title Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court
  • Author Bach, Amy
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 320
  • Publisher Metropolitan Books, New York
  • Date 2009-09
  • ISBN 9780805074475

About the author

Amy Bach, a member of the New York bar, has written on law for "The Nation," "The American Lawyer," and "New York" magazine, among other publications. For her work in progress on "Ordinary Injustice," Bach received a Soros Media Fellowship, a special J. Anthony Lukas citation, and a Radcliffe Fellowship. She lives in Rochester, New York, where she taught legal studies at the University of Rochester. This is her first book.

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