• The Rich, the Poor, and the Middle (Tape 2 of 3)
The Rich, the Poor, and the Middle (Tape 2 of 3)
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The Rich, the Poor, and the Middle (Tape 2 of 3)

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Collection: American Cities: Law, Survival and the Administration of Justice event recordings

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Physical Audio
Type of Work
1/4 inch audio tape
This audio recording is of one of a series of sessions held at The New School, entitled: "American Cities: Law, Survival and the Administration of Justice." This recording contains the rebuttal and question and answer period of the session on social class and the law. Rebuttals are made by State University of New York Professor of Law and Criminal Justice Fred Cohen, who objects to attorbney Louis Nizer's assertion that courtroom obstruction is widespread and cites instances of judicial corruption and violation of civil liberties, and Community Law Offices of New York City director Sheila Rush (at 4:29), who notes that white defendants who engage in obstruction are treated more leniently than minority defendants, and cites the trend of denial of bail to illegally curtail civil liberties as evidence of the unfairness of the judicial system. At 15:10, Nizer responds to the comments, acknowledges the existence of some judicial corruption, but argues that no system is perfect. Additional questions continue at 23:37, the topics of which include: New York County District Attorney Frank Hogan, and the bail process.
November 17 1971
Related people
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (producer)
Fred Cohen (speaker)
Sheila Rush (speaker)
Louis Nizer (speaker)
Tape # 4 Rebuttal Fred Kohn Shela Rush Nizer Question + Answers Speed 7.5 IPS (container)
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