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The Death of the American Trial$
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Robert P. Burns

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226081267

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226081281.001.0001

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The Fundamental Tensions the Trial Defines

The Fundamental Tensions the Trial Defines

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(p.69) Chapter Three The Fundamental Tensions the Trial Defines
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The Death of the American Trial
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226081281.003.0004

This chapter, which describes how trials have always stood at the exact point of defining tensions within our public culture, argues that to understand the meaning of trial practices, it is important to identify the ideals that animate the institution and to see the finest of details of what takes place there. It also explains that the trial has occupied a central position during the formative era of legal order in the United States

Keywords:   trials, public culture, trial practices, legal order, United States

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