• The Supreme Court”, first published in 1987, is a concise and informative narrative of the highest court in the USA. It contains much that is of interest and probing about the court and the intrigues of its decision-making. Moments abound when the reader is taken on a journey through the humanity of the cases, the erudite corridors of high-law and into the intensely high-strung but level-headed hallowed chambers of the Justices and Justice. What is revealed is the exacting mask of law, the human…Read more
  • An introduction to the ordinary person, to the rights inherent in the U.S. criminal justice system when encountering it and how to survive such an encounter.
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    The literary kiss: gestures of subterfuge
    Neohelicon 40 (1). 2013.
    A complex, polyvalent phenomenon, the kiss, once embedded in a literary text, is first and foremost a cipher to be decoded. Texts effectively expose its many-sidedness: not merely its potentially seductive power or ostensible expression of affection, but, no less compellingly, its risky demeanors, its capacity to establish dominance, to terrorize, to subdue, to belittle, to ingratiate, even to infuriate. Variously bestowed, retracted, avowed, disavowed, meaningful, meaningless, the kiss can beco…Read more
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    Reason Curve, Jury Competence, and the English Criminal Justice System, a cross-jurisdictional and cross-disciplinary book, seeks to stimulate discussion and extend the debate in the area of criminal trials in light of the absence of an articulated explanation for a verdict. The book traces the history and development of the jury, from the Carolingian kings, its advancement in the English Courts following papal intervention, the impact of the Magna Carta, to its general use, current curtailment …Read more
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    How should the law respond in light of emergent technologies and life forms? More particularly, should the legislative process be proactive and if so, on whose behalf and what should be the test? Are there sufficient provisions in our legal systems to address the inevitable developments of future animate and inanimate intelligences? Human rights are inalienable. Intelligence, as a social matter, is innate and subjective and can only be identified by its actions and results. Duties, by and large,…Read more