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Synopsis About this title The renowned attorney and author of Chutzpah examines several of the most controversial and sensational court trials of the past thirty years, offering insight into how they have shaped present-day politics and society. About the Author : Alan M. There is enough detail to really understand each case and properly place it in context with the social and political events of its time.
I lived some of these cases and I felt like I was right back in the courtroom with them. It is also a thoughtful book that gives us insight into both the people involved and the workings of our criminal justice system.
Deals and Shenanigans. He proceeds to give a revisionist account of just about every single case. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time. Dershowitz, who has been either a lawyer, consultant, or commentator on some of the most celebrated cases of the s, 80s and 90s, highlights the trials he believes to be the most significant in our his The Boston Massacre. As a trial attorney, one of my guilty pleasures is to periodically pick up the works of other trial attorneys to learn what cases in their opinion define American justice. This is like listening to a fascinating law school lecture - and that's a good thing.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend it. Its often-gruesome subject matter is discussed with tact and a simple matter-of-factness; it is scholarly, thoroughly-researched yet wholly accessible; the authors apply a keen legal eye to the evidence and verdicts, while evincing a perceptible compassion for the victims and their families.
Those long dead spring vividly to life as their last days and hours are set forth in rich detail The authors delve deeply into source materials, including testimony and oral arguments from the trials, contemporary media accounts, scholarly analyses, autobiographies of the accused and of counsel, and present-day musings on websites and blogs, to present a comprehensive and well-rounded picture of the primary actors and settings of each trial. Photographs, witness testimony, interviews, letters, and other evidence are excerpted or reprinted in full, breathing a sense of life and personality into the proceedings….
The book does not stop at the courthouse steps.