Justice Capsized?

Number 23513
Subject Courts
Source Baltimore Sun
State MD
Year 2007
Publication Date 06/24/2007
Summary "An investigation of the U.S. Coast Guard's administrative law system, based on internal memos, interviews, the sworn statement of an agency judge and a computer data analysis of thousands of cases, suggests the system in stacked against the hundreds of civilian mariners whose charges of negligence or misconduct are handled by the courts each year. Documents and computer records show that Coast Guards leaders encourage judges to rule in the agency's favor, sometimes in violation of federal laws."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 26
Keywords Coast Guard; justice; law system; mariners; seaman; seagoers
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