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Sinopsis: A family court judge in the Bronx, New York, chronicles a typical day in the nation's busiest family court, offering a play-by-play description of the adoption, paternity, child abuse, and other cases that threaten to overwhelm the system. IP. "
From Kirkus Reviews: A Bronx Family Court judge recounts his first full day on the bench, improvising his way through 57 blood- and tear-stained cases. When Judge Ross ascended to the Family Court bench in 1991 at age 47, he left behind a successful career in court administration. Appointment to the bench would be, he thought, ``the crown'' of his career, but it proved to be eerily isolating, as he discovered while settling into his new courtroom (in New York judicial parlance, a ``part''), a tiny, decrepit converted records storage room he dubs ``Part 15.'' There's no honeymoon for Judge Ross: Within minutes of robing, he's dispensing instant justice to the ``jammed-up lives'' that come before his creaky bench, issuing temporary orders of protection from violent spouses, removing children from crack-infested homes, assessing allegations of pedophilia in nasty custody battles. The incessant parade of unhappy families leaves Ross scant time to reflect: ``Decide and move on,'' he tells himself. Besides, ``it's an imperfect world and you're an imperfect judge.'' Ross's complacent attitude may possibly save him from bench-burnout, but it makes for a shallow, rather pointless memoir. A few of his cases are particularly haunting, such as that of the eight-year-old girl sexually abused by her grandfather, and the case of the four-year old cerebral- palsy patient tortured by her adoptive parents, but all Ross offers in the way of jurisprudence is a tip of the hat to due process of law and a pledge to take abused children out of abusive homes: ``The law requires it: end of story.'' The frequent use of civil- service jargon lends authenticity but also obfuscation. ``Had justice been done?. . . . I wasn't asking,'' writes Ross at the end of his day. And he still isn't. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Título: Day in Part 15, by Ross
Editorial: Four Walls Eight Windows
Año de publicación: 1997
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Global Interprint. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Nº de ref. de la librería G1568580894I3N00
Descripción Global Interprint. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Nº de ref. de la librería G1568580894I3N01
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows, 1997. Estado de conservación: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP16002426
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 2765937044
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows May 1997, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. used hardcover in a dust jacket. jacket is a bit worn about the edges and somewhat scuffed, but without any serious tears. pages and binding are clean, straight and tight. there are no marks to the text or other serious flaws. Nº de ref. de la librería 1049604
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P021568580894
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería P011568580894
Descripción Four Walls Eight Windows, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111568580894