New Book: No Day in Court

No Day in CourtLess than 2 percent of civil cases are decided by a trial. What explains this phenomenon, and why it is so difficult to get one’s day in court?

The new book No Day in Court: Access to Justice and the Politics of Judicial Retrenchment by Sarah Staszak explores how access to the courts for rights claims has been scaled back by efforts that target the “rules of the game”: the institutional and legal procedures that govern what constitutes a valid legal case, who can be sued, how a case is adjudicated, and what remedies are available through courts. The author explores the politics of these strategic procedural changes and the effect that they have on access to justice in the United States today.

The book is available on the Law Library Balcony KF8748 .S825 2015.

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