09 - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAA4B

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POSC 130g 1/15/09 Ewich and Silbey Perspectives Standing Before the Law o Idea that law is a separate sphere from ordinary common life and the  average person is not overly impacted by the law Standing With the Law o The perception that the law is not removed from society but integrated into  everyday life Partiality (self-interest) Allows for levels for misrepresentation and manipulation Not necessarily a system for finding the truth, but a process in  which we hope the truth will be found/achieved Criminal Trials: criminal defendants almost always deny, regardless  of facts Constraints A process Result in parties being left out of system, not brought in Capacity As players continue through out the system, get better at  manipulating the system and develop advantage Time and Space Extraordinary length of time in order to reach resolution Standing Against the Law
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o One who resists and fights the law and the legal system Sets negative viewpoint of participants Civil rights leaders MLK, Jr. Gandhi o Less powerful than the law/legal system o Understand and take advantage of opportunities o Believe legal system produces unfair results Concern over capital punishment: innocent people are likely to be  executed in error Common Law System vs. Civil Law Systems
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09 - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAA4B

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