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NCJ Number: 50095 Find in a Library
Title: PERSONAL RIGHTS (FROM POLITICS OF THE JUDICIARY, 1978, BY J A G GRIFFITH - SEE NCJ-50093)
Author(s): J A G GRIFFITH
Corporate Author: Marcel Dekker, Inc
Managing Editor
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Marcel Dekker, Inc
New York, NY 10016
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A SERIES OF CASES INVOLVING PERSONAL RIGHTS IN ENGLAND IN WHICH JUDGES HAD TO MAKE DECISIONS WITH POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS ARE EXAMINED. THE JUDICIAL MOTIVES ARE EVALUATED.
Abstract: CASES INVOLVING INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM, POLICE POWERS, RACE RELATIONS, IMMIGRATION AND DEPORTATION ARE REVIEWED TO ASSESS JUDICIAL BEHAVIOR AND DECISIONMAKING. THE JUDGES' INTERPRETATION OF STATUTES, REFUSAL TO USE DISCRETIONARY POWERS, AND CLAIMS TO RESIDUAL JURISDICTION HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TOWARDS SERVING THE PUBLIC INTEREST AS DEFINED BY THE VIEWPOINT OF THEIR OWN CLASS. THE LAW RELATING TO CONTEMPT OF COURT, RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLICATIONS, AND THE MAINTENANCE OF SECRECY IS DISCUSSED, ALONG WITH SOME EXAMPLES OF ITS APPLICATION AND MANIPULATION IN THE COURTROOM. (DAG)
Index Term(s): England; Judges; Judicial decisions; Political influences
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