In Defense of Political Trials

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current practices that constitute the extant social order as worked out through the interplay of government, science, and religion. Science, politics, and religion are thus the essence of our civilization, and analyzing their interplay in the courts, will demonstrate the usefulness of our framework and allow us to make some suggestions for change at facilitating justice.

P. Nonet and P. Selznick, Law and Society in Transition: Toward Responsive Law ( New York: Harper and Row, 1978).
J. Rawls, A Theory of Justice ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971), 38.
See J. Duncan and M. Derrett, "The Trial of Sir Thomas More", The English Historical Review 312 ( July 1964); G. R. Elton, Policy and Police: The Enforcement of the Reformation in the Age of Thomas Cromwell, ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972), 400-420.
W. C. Barrett, ed., The Trial of Jeanne d'Arc: A Complete Translation of the Text of Original Prevements ( London, England: Rutledge and Sons, 1931); G. de- Santillana , The Crime of Galileo ( Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press, 1956).
See S. G. Brandon, The Trial of Jesus of Nazareth ( New York: Stein and Day, 1968).
L.R. 14, Q.B.D. 273 ( 1884).
M. Walzer, Religion and Regicide: Speeches at the Trial of Louis IV. Cambridge Studies in the History of Theory of Politics ( Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1982).
For this and other examples see T. B. Howell, A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, vol. 4 ( London: R. Bagshaw, 1809- 1926), 1000-1011.
Armstrong v. U.S., 421 U.S. 910 ( 1971).
D. Berrigan, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine ( Boston: Beacon Press, 1970), 100.
See More v. McNamara, 387 F.2d 862 (D.C. cir. 1967); cert. denied, 389 U.S. 934 ( 1967); McCarther v. Clifford, 393 U.S. 1002 ( 1968); Holms v. U.S., 391 U. S. 936 ( 1968); Atlee v. Laird, 347 F. Supp. 689 (E. D. P. A., 1972).
This case was reported in R. Neely, Why Courts Don't Work ( New York: McGraw-Hill, 1983), 21-28.
Nonet and Selznick, Law and Society in Transition, 73.


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