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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
Category: The Champion Magazine
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
Category: The Champion Magazine
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
Category: The Champion Magazine
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
Category: The Champion Magazine
Book Review: The Legal Profession: What Is Wrong and How to Fix It
What is wrong with the legal profession, according to Sheldon Krantz, a scholar and lawyer with long and diverse experience, is that it has lost “its moral compass” owing to greed and a focus on profit over public service. The results include shrinking opportunities, widespread dissatisfaction among lawyers, an “access to justice” crisis exacerbated by the profession’s stubborn unwillingness to give up its monopoly on provision of legal services, and law schools out of touch with the needs of the profession. Krantz communicates in the broad strokes of a politician, but he conveys a sense of urgency and lays out an inspiring plan to navigate the profession toward its noble calling.
By Martha Rayner in June 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
Book Review: A Wilderness of Error

Jeffrey MacDonald, a physician and Green Beret, did or did not murder his wife and children in their home at Fort Bragg on Feb. 17, 1970. He was sort of charged and then vindicated by the military. He was later charged and convicted in federal court. He is in prison still. He maintains, as he has for 43 years, that he did not do it.

By Jeffrey Gamso in June 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
Book Review: Worse Than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror
On Sept. 9, 1917, 11 Italian immigrants in Milwaukee — 10 men and one woman, all largely illiterate laborers — attended a rally staged by a lapsed Catholic evangelical proselytizer, the Reverend August Giuliani.
By James Belanger in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
Book Review: Survived by One: The Life and Mind of a Family Mass Murderer

As criminal defense lawyers, we often meet clients for the first time when they are at the lowest point of their lives. Many of them have been accused of heinous offenses; and in most cases, they are guilty. This leaves us wondering what caused them to commit the offense. We receive the pre-sentence investigation report, and it may mention the client’s drug use, the abuse endured, or the fact that the client was raised in a broken home. But it still doesn’t explain why. What caused our client to commit such a horrific offense

By Cara Schaefer Wieneke in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
Book Review: Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

In Sidney Powell’s Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, the villains are the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and a host of federal judges.

By Michael Leon in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
Book Review: An Officer and a Spy
Robert Harris has written a riveting historical novel about the infamous Dreyfus Affair that saw Captain Alfred Dreyfus falsely accused in 1894 of treason for sending French military secrets to the German Embassy. The discovery that someone was passing state secrets to Germany hit the French military brass hard. They had just lost a humiliating war in 1870-71 to Prussia. The war was essentially over within the first month with the Prussian capture of Napoleon III and his army well within French borders.
By Chuck Sevilla in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
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