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Author: Richard M. Morris, B.Sc. Ph.D. J.D.
USA Arizona, Attorney at Law,
USA California, Attorney at Law
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Title of Novel: GOD ON TRIAL: A Courtroom Novel
Publisher: Infinity Publishing InfinityPublishing.com
Publication release date: February 2010 ***
Publication Geographic Location: USA
Cover Design & Illustration: Cat Wong, San Francisco, California, USA
Book Synopsis / Abstract
When university graduate student David Stone publicly challenges Pastor, he unknowingly threatens Pastor and Sister Leah's lifestyle of crime, corruption, and debauchery. David is arrested for blasphemy and contends the State must first prove the existence of God in court, using the standard Rules of Evidence. Blasphemy, murder and the Lord don't mix when religion and reason collide in court.
Quotes From Back Cover of "God on Trial"
The Supreme Court of the United States opens each session with the crier saying, "God save the United States and this honorable court." Thousands of trial courts daily swear witnesses to tell the truth, ending with, "so help you God." Morris has it right: under the Federal Rules of Evidence, courts can convict a person of murder but cannot prove God exists.
Marc J. Victor, Attorney at Law
Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
This book is a gripping intellectual mind-twister. Reason, faith, and the charlatan battle for the minds of the jury in the best of courtroom drama. Morris lets loose with his vast experience of international law and religion, weaving an extraordinary sleuth of intrigue, murder, and deviant sexual drama.
Ken Schoolland, Author of "Jonathan Gullible"
Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science
Hawaii Pacific University
'To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin.'
- Cardinal Bellarmino, 1615, during the trial of Galileo.
'Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.'
'In no instance have the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.'
James Madison, 4th U.S. President
Principal author of U.S. Constitution
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Author Background - Partial Curriculum Vitae / Bio Data
Richard Morris, BSc, Phd, JD
Called to the Bar, Arizona & California
· Member National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys [USA] www.naela.org
· Member State Bar of Arizona 1967-present
· Member State Bar of California 1967-present
· Solicitor (non-practicing) Law Society of England and Wales 2004-present
Legal Practice Areas
approximately 60% of his practice time includes:
· Other areas of law includes: Copyright Infringement, International Law, Civil Litigation, Business in both Arizona and California [see case example below]
Morris Law Firm PLLC www.MrLaw.us
The founder and principal of Morris Law Firm, pllc, holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Business Administration, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Business Administration.
Richard W. Morris was licensed as an attorney by the State Bar of Arizona in 1967, the State Bar of California in 1967, the United States Tax Court in 1969, United States Court of Claims in 1969, and the United States Supreme Court in 1970. He is also licensed in five United States District Courts (Districts of Arizona, and theCentral, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.
In 2004, he qualified as a solicitor (lawyer) in the United Kingdom. A solicitor in the UK may practice law in 48 countries.
Richard W. Morris is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Probate and Trust Law Section; founding member of the College of Estate Planning Attorneys, a member of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section of the State Bar of California and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
Morris Law Firm,Pllc.
13951 West Grand Avenue #203
English, French, Spanish
Copyright Litigation Area - Noted Case Example
Societe Civil vs. Beseder, et al
Case conclusion date:&hbsp; February 2010
Practice areas Copyright Infringement
Court / jurisdiction US: Court of Appeals
City San Francisco, CA
Case number 07-15582
Citation 549 F.3d 1182
Plaintiff: Societe Civile
Richard W Morris
Outcome according to this party:
Societe Civile won
Description according to this party:
This internationally followed case involved bronze statues created by Auguste Renoir and Richard Guino. The Ninth Circuit considered both the 1909 and 1976 Copyright Acts in determining whether the sculptures were protected by copyright, concluded they were protected, and Societe Civile won the case.
Societe Civile vs. Redstone, et al
Case conclusion date July 24, 2007
Practice areas International Law
Court / jurisdiction CA: Courts of Appeal
City Los Angeles, CA
Case number B170647
Citation 153 Cal.App.4th 697
Plaintiff: Societe Civile
Represented by: Richard W Morris
Outcome according to this party: Societe Civile won
Description according to this party:
This case was to make a French judgment for counterfeiting Guino-Renoir sculptures enforceable in the State of California.
Credits: above case summary quoted from www.avvo.com/case/views...
on November 21, 2009
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See Also Information On Other USA / Canada Multilingual / E.S.L. Lawyers-Attorneys Below
- Punjabi-English Speaking Lawyer(s) such as Dilraj (Dil) Gosal, BA JD LLM Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Lawyer, with 2 law degrees from Washington State and New York State law schools, Dil Gosal is a cross border lawyer, practising as a barrister & solicitor in Surrey/Metro Vancouver, BC as well as being a licensed Criminal Defense attorney in Washington State, USA.
Dil Gosal's office is in Surrey part of Metro Vancouver BC CANADA - see his website at GosalLaw.com
U.S.A. Grand Juries an introduction to what this American legal entity is was written by Dil Gosal (who also has taught courses on law at Kwantlen College and has 2 degrees in law from USA Washington State and New York State Universities) at www.canadalegal.info/ref-usa-grand-jury/USA-Grand-Jury-courts...l This article was written specifically for Canadian readers to better understand the American Legal System e.g. when they watch US Television shows-movies.
Note: Gosal is available for DUI (driving under the influence...) police charges, as well as some specialized Immigration representation work and has a toll free telephone number available on his website.
Reference Notes: Punjabi / Panjabi Language Has 3 Written Script Versions: (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ in Gurmukhi script, پنجابی in Shahmukhi script, Pañjābī in transliteration)
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