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You Have No Right: Law & Justice in Virginia

The actions of Virginians provide particularly good examples to learn about the role of the law and the courts in defining and protecting the rights and liberties of American citizenship. The state's legal culture and how Virginians interpret the concepts of law and justice are the results of the actions of private citizens and of men and women who hold public office or serve the public as officers of the courts. Legislators make the laws, and judges interpret and apply the laws, but voters, jurors, and citizens are in many ways influential participants in shaping the laws, the legal process, and how courts and other legal institutions function.

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Melanie Weismuller with contributions by Barbara C. Batson, Kerry Dahm, John Deal, Mari E. Julienne, Greg Crawford, Trenton Hizer, Gregg D. Kimball, and Brent Tarter