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Profession becomes exclusive organization to help replace sovereign power. Give judges lifetime appointments as there is a level of sacredness to the branch. Used Latin terms and high entry cost. Myth accept something because it sounds true. Last couple of years charisma starts to replace truth. Truth major compensation listening to mutual stories, lawyers pretend to know the truth. 2 lies produce the truth. Colbert termed truthiness. Virtual truth best result chosen by judge of adversarial stories. An example is SAT. In law there are degrees of truth. OJ trial found guilty in criminal court, and declared guilty in civil court. This is because we have layers or standards of truth. Truth comes down to proof. Reasonable doubt becomes less firm when stakes are lowe like in current OJ trial. Usually only lawyers can represent cases filed for adjudication 50% of felony counts go to trial, while 10% of civil cases go to trail. Law is huge bureaucracy communication of court and settle on monetary value Cornell spends $100 million/year on lawsuits. Number
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Unformatted text preview: of people going to jail in plea bargains, so lawyers advise people to confess as it is least costly way to go. Not the way it always happened. Judicial review Chief justice marshall says court decides meaning. Is sole power of court. Lawyers are party of judiciary. Several phases of court power. Phase 1 looked at 13 cases and never declared congress unconstitutional. Essential to union judicial review for states, but not needed for congressional acts in the 30’s. 1803-1870 only 2 cases declared unconstitutional. Phase 1 least dangerous court, 1803-1857 no unconstitutional. Didn’t have any bailiffs to correct people like Jackson. Post civil war period to 1930’s court quite differential reviewed what the states did in judicial review. Holmes said in 1880s “I don’t think US would come to an end if lost right to declare congress bills unconstitutional, but they need to review decisions of the states....
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