Table of contents for Distorting the law : politics, media, and the litigation crisis / William Haltom and Michael McCann.


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Contents
Preface
1. The Social Production of Legal Knowledge
Part One: Contesting Legal Realities 
2. Pop Torts: Tales of Legal Degeneration and Moral Regeneration
3. In Retort: Narratives versus Numbers 
4. ATLA Shrugged: Plaintiffs' Lawyers Play Defense
Part Two: Reporting Legal Realities
5. Full Tort Press: Media Coverage of Civil Litigation
6. Java Jive: Genealogy of a Juridical Icon
7. Smoke Signals from the Tobacco Wars
8. Law through the Looking Glass of Mass Politics
References
Index




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Actions and defenses Press coverage United States, Torts Press coverage United States, Law in mass media United States, Law and politics, Sociological jurisprudence