Posts Tagged ‘Nina Burleigh’

  1. Judges and prosecutors “laughing and chatting,” “lunching together”


    March 22, 2015 by AK

    A brief addendum to this post: in Italy as in Russia, prosecutors and judges often work as one team. I wrote this, among other things, about one of the most shameful criminal trials in recent Russian history (followed by a belated parole): While they were busy with the defendant, the judge would walk out into another …
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  2. The ben trovato school of jurisprudence


    March 20, 2015 by AK

    Nina Burleigh, the author of The Fatal Gift of Beauty (which I have quoted before), writes in Newsweek ahead of the final ruling by Italy’s supreme court due next Wednesday in the Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito case (which she expects to be yet another Italian disaster): The appeals judge, Pratillo Hellmann [who acquitted the …
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  3. Science be damned, Italian edition


    March 7, 2015 by AK

    Reading Nina Burleigh’s book* on the malicious prosecution of Amanda Knox in Italy, The Fatal Gift of Beauty, I am struck over and over again by the offensive indifference to fairness and integrity displayed by Italy’s judicial apparatus. In particular, by the way the founding principles of scientific cognition, upon which the Western world has been …
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