Political Trials: Gordian Knots in the Law
Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1986 - Law - 303 pages
Political Trials takes issues of responsibility, conscience, representation, and legitimacy, and raises questions about our public identity, our standards for public policy, and our sense of history. Christenson explores how political trials engage society's conflicting values and loyalties. He examines numerous cases throughout history, bringing into question basic foundations of law, politics, and society. Since the first edition appeared, a number of notable political trials have raised critical issues. Christenson discusses these and shows how they have made a positive contribution to an open and democratic society.
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