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NCJ Number: 50362 Find in a Library
Title: IS THERE ANY SOVIET JUSTICE?
Corporate Author: Southern Educational Communications Assoc
United States of America
Project Director: W STEIBEL
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Southern Educational Communications Assoc
Columbia, SC 29250
Sale Source: Southern Educational Communications Assoc
928 Woodrow Street
P.O. Box 5966
Columbia, SC 29250
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TRANSCRIPT OF THE TELEVISION PROGRAM 'FIRING LINE' RECORDS THE DISCUSSION OF ASPECTS OF SOVIET JUSTICE, COMPARISON WITH THE U.S. SYSTEM, AND QUESTIONS ABOUT POLITICAL TRIALS.
Abstract: MODERATOR WILLIAM BUCKLEY, JR., AND TELFORD TAYLOR, AN ATTORNEY AND PROFESSOR OF LAW, DISCUSS QUESTIONS OF SOVIET JUSTICE WITH PANELISTS. THE DISCUSSION CENTERS ON SOME OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN UNITED STATES JUSTICE AND SOVIET JUSTICE, WITH A PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON MR. TAYLOR'S WORK TO HELP 20 IMPRISONED RUSSIANS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF SOVIET LAW. QUESTIONS ARE RAISED ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS, THE RIGHT TO EMIGRATE, THE JUSTIFICATION FOR ACTIVIST INTERVENTION IN DOMESTIC POLICIES OF A NATION, THE USE OF CLANDESTINE BROADCASTS TO INFORM THE SOVIET PEOPLE OF EVENTS OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA, SAMIZDAT OR THE UNDERGROUND PRESS IN THE SOVIET UNION, AND WAYS OF GENERATING PRESSURE ON THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT BY INDIRECT MEANS. AMONG THE DIFFERENCES IN SYSTEMS OF LAW POINTED OUT BY THE DISCUSSION WAS THE POWER OF THE SOVIET PROCURATOR GENERAL TO PROTEST AND DEMAND RECONSIDERATION OF THE JUDGMENTS OF THE COURTS. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Laws and Statutes; Political offenders; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR); United States of America
Note: TRANSCRIPT OF THE FIRING LINE PROGRAM, TELECAST ON PBS ON MAY 15, 1976. PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED WILLIAM F BUCKLEY, JR, TELFORD TAYLOR, SAM ROBERTS, LILA COLEBURN AND MIKE KRAMER.
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