Resnik, Judith and Dennis Curtis. Representing Justice. Invention, Controversy and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. xviii, 668 pp., 229 black and white illustrations and 49 color illustrations. Cloth bound hardcover with dust jacket. Fine, As new, excellent condition. Originally published at USD 85. Special $35. * By mapping the remarkable run of the icon of Justice, a woman with scales and sword, and by tracing the development of public spaces dedicated to justice-courthouses-the authors explore the evolution of adjudication into its modern form as well as the intimate relationship between the courts and democracy. The authors analyze how Renaissance "rites" of judgment turned into democratic "rights," requiring governments to respect judicial independence, provide open and public hearings, and accord access and dignity to "every person." With over 220 images, readers can see both the longevity of aspirations for justice and the transformation of courts, as well as understand that, while venerable, courts are also vulnerable institutions that should not be taken for granted. Series:Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference. Contents:A Remnant of the Renaissance: the Transnational Iconography of Justice; Civic Space, the Public Square, and Good Governance; Obedience: The Judge as the Loyal Servant of the State; Of Eyes and Ostriches; Why Eyes? Color, Blindness, and Impartiality; Representations and Abstractions: Identity, Politics, and Rights; From Seventeenth-Century Town Halls to Twentieth-Century Courts; A Building and Litigation Boom in Twentieth-Century Federal Courts; Late Twentieth-Century United States Courts: Monumentality, Security, and Eclectic Imagery; Monuments to the Present and Museums of the Past: National Courts (and Prisons); Constructing Regional Rights; Multi-Jurisdictional Premises: From Peace to Crimes; From "Rites" to "Rights"; Courts: In and Out of Sight, Site, and Cite; An Iconography for Democratic Adjudication.
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