Год издания: 2004
Количество страниц: 182
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Book DescriptionLawyers in the United States are frequently described as "hired guns," willing to fight for any client and advance any interest. Claiming that their own beliefs are irrelevant to their work, they view lawyering as a technical, not a moral or political, activity. But there are others, those the authors call cause lawyers, who refuse to put aside their own convictions while they do their legal work. This "deviant" strain of lawyering is as significant as it is controversial both in thelegal profession and in the world of politics. It challenges mainstream ideas of what lawyers should do and of how they should behave. Human rights lawyers, feminist lawyers, right to life lawyers, civil rights and civil liberties lawyers, anti-deathpenalty lawyers, environmental lawyers, property rights lawyers, anti-poverty lawyers?cause lawyers go by many names, serving many causes. "Something to Believe In" explores the work that cause lawyers do, the role of moral and...