The Palladium of Justice
Origins of Trial by Jury
By (author) Leonard W. Levy
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Palladium of Justice by Leonard W. Levy
Book DescriptionTrial by jury is the mainstay of the accusatorial system of criminal justice. Here one of our most distinguished constitutional scholars, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Leonard Levy, brings his formidable skills to bear in tracing the development of what many great legal minds have called the "Palladium of Justice." Recounting this history with his characteristic clarity, vigor, and elegance of expression, Mr. Levy has given us a brilliant and useful summary of one of our most cherished freedoms. "Incisively, thoroughly, and thoughtfully-as always-Leonard Levy offers historical meaning and understanding to one of our most basic rights."-Stanley I. Kutler.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781566633130
(214mm x 170mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leonard W. Levy
Ranters Run Amok, Paperback (February 2009)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning constitutional historian Leonard Levy here collects eight of his most important essays of recent years. Written with his characterstic erudition, clarity, directness, and verve, these explorations into the history of the law are at once an entertainment and an education. One of the clearest and most eloquent liberal interpreters of law. New York Times Book Review.
Origins of the Bill of Rights, Paperback (March 2001)View all books by Leonard W. Levy
A history of the origins of the Bill of Rights. Leonard W. Levy offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments of the Constitution and illuminates the behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings, public rhetoric and political motivations of James Madison and others.
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Author Biography - Leonard W. Levy
Leonard W. Levy, whose Origins of the Fifth Amendment won the Pulitzer Prize in history, is formerly Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional History at Brandeis University and Andrew W. Mellon All-Claremont Professor of Humanities and History at the Claremont Graduate School. His other writings, many of which have also won awards, include Origins of the Fifth Amendment, Blasphemy, The Establishment Clause, Freedom of the Press from Zenger to Jefferson, Original Intent and the Framers' Constitution, and Jefferson and Civil Liberties. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.
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