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Author Haltom, William.

Title Distorting the law [electronic resource] : politics, media, and the litigation crisis / William Haltom and Michael McCann.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xii, 347 p.
Series The Chicago series in law and society
Chicago series in law and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-327) and index.
Contents The social production of legal knowledge -- Pop torts : tales of legal degeneration and moral regeneration -- In retort : narratives versus numbers -- ATLA shrugged : plaintiffs' lawyers play defense -- Full tort press : media coverage of civil litigation -- Java jive : genealogy of a juridical icon -- Smoke signals from the tobacco wars -- Law through the looking glass of mass politics.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Actions and defenses -- Press coverage -- United States.
Torts -- Press coverage -- United States.
Law in mass media.
Law -- Political aspects.
Sociological jurisprudence.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author McCann, Michael W., 1952-
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0226314634 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226314642 (paper : alk. paper)

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