Power, greed, and hubris

judicial bribery in Mississippi by James R. Crockett

Written in English
Published: Pages: 276 Downloads: 251
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Subjects:

  • Practice of law,
  • Judicial corruption,
  • Corrupt practices,
  • Trials (Bribery),
  • Trials, litigation

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-270) and index.

StatementJames R. Crockett
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF225.S37 C76 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 276 pages
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26921180M
ISBN 101617039187
ISBN 109781617039188
LC Control Number2013023357
OCLC/WorldCa837957705

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