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Criminal Tax, Money Laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act Litigation Ellen C. Brotman May 2011 59 Criminal Tax, Money Laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act Litigation By Peter D. Hardy BNA Books (2010) Are you feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of financial crime prosecutions, especially in the b

By Ellen C. Brotman in May 2011
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Book Review: Anne Levy's Last Case

To say Anne Levy’s Last Case is a novel about a public defender is like saying Moby Dick is a novel about a whale. Barbara Sattler is not Herman Melville, but she is a fine writer whose novel has multiple, interconnected themes with memorable, realistic characters. Those themes include the universal traits of loyalty, friendship, perseverance, and empathy. However, the readers who will most clearly enjoy this novel are those who have spent time as criminal defense lawyers or, in particular, as public defenders.

By Dan Cooper in November/December 2014
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Book Review: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice And Redemption

Bryan Stevenson is the leading human rights lawyer in America today. Just Mercy is his first-person account of his work over the last quarter century, mainly on behalf of death-sentenced prisoners in Alabama but ultimately extending to some 2,500 prisoners across the country who were sentenced to die in prison for crimes they committed as children. The book is a collection of humanizing stories about these clients. The names are not the abstract embodiments of case law citations in Eighth Amendment jurisprudence, but the flesh-and-blood characters in the human dramas of Bryan Stevenson’s practice as a lawyer. All these men and women had been condemned either to execution or its harsh, unforgiving alternative, life in prison without the possibility of parole.

By Russell Stetler in October 2014
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Book Review: How Can You Represent Those People?

Defense attorneys may find themselves asking where this book has been all their lives. Masterfully compiled and edited by Abbe Smith and Monroe H. Freedman, How Can You Represent Those People? is a provocative collection of essays from a wide-ranging group of lawyers that seek to answer the ultimate “cocktail party question.”

By Amy L. Austin in October 2014
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Book Review: Defending Jacob

William Landay, a former prosecutor but never a defense lawyer, is a brilliant fictional writer who has given his readers much more than just a murder mystery in Defending Jacob. “A Reader’s Guide” with Landay at the back of the book presents profound ethical questions for parents, children, and lawyers. It should be the centerpiece of discussions at bar associations on such topics as the limits of advocacy; how we as attorneys teach others about what we do; what we can take from laypeople (clients, parents, friends, psychologists and experts) that will help us to better represent clients and mature as advocates and people; and learning to listen to others and our consciences.

By Thomas F. Liotti in October 2014
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Book Review: Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science — Eleventh Edition

The rapidly advancing field of criminalistics is cogently and comprehensively presented in an understandable and highly educational format in the Eleventh Edition of Criminalistics. This edition maintains its imposing presence in academia and practical criminalistics. Through careful and thorough writing, Dr. Richard Saferstein does a masterful job of explaining the complexity of fundamental criminalistics as a discipline of forensic science.

By Gil Sapir in October 2014
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Book Review: Montanamo: Some Secrets Must Be Kept
Gail Gianasi Natale reviews Christopher Leibig's book, Montanamo: Some Secrets Must Be Kept. A page turner set in Northwest Montana, Leibig's novel was inspired by the real-life but unsuccessful quest by the impoverished small town of Hardin, in Southeast Montana, to house Gitmo prisoners in its unused Two Rivers Correctional Institution.
By Gail Gianasi Natale in September 2014
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Book Review: Criminal Defense Victories In the Federal Circuits
Barak Cohen, an attorney in Washington, DC, reviews Matthew Kaiser's book Criminal Defense Victories in the Federal Circuits. Kaiser describes the book as a strange but worthwhile read.
By Barak Cohen in September 2014
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Book Review: The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption Of Our Great Universities
Andrew George, a white collar defense attorney in Washington, DC, reviews William Cohan's book, The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption Of Our Great Universities.
By Andrew George in September 2014
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Book Review: When the War Came Home
Bill Newman is a criminal defense lawyer, newspaper columnist, civil liberties lawyer and radio personality, among other things, in Western Massachusetts, where he has lived for the past 40 years.
By David P. Hoose in June 2014
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