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Book and DVD Reviews: A Serious Mistake
Frank Southers attempts a genre of mystery noir in A Serious Mistake. The reader is not persuaded, to paraphrase appellate courts.
The plot: A tough ex-prosecutor, now a tough defense attorney, attends his first meeting as an administrative voluntary judge for bar complaints filed against San Antonio, Texas, lawyers.
By Kathy Goudy in June 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
Book and DVD Reviews: 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

The United States of America is the only country that condemns minors to life sentences without the possibility of parole. Not until 2005, in Roper v. Simmons, did the Supreme Court deem execution of a juvenile unconstitutional. Moreover, it was only in 2010 that the Supreme Court ruled that sentencing a juvenile to life without parole for a conviction of a nonhomicidal offense was unconstitutional. This momentous case, Graham v. Florida, had the potential to change the landscape of juvenile criminal justice. The Supreme Court’s decision affected 2,500 inmates sentenced to life as juveniles, 77 of whom are in Florida.

By Bridget Grier and Malcolm McNeil in June 2015
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Book Reviews: Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Constitutional Action

Book Reviews: Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Constitutional Action Louis J. Virelli III Book Reviews March 2013 58 Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Constitutional Action By Andrew Guthrie Ferguson New York University Press (2012) Why do I have to serve on a jury and

By Louis J. Virelli III in March 2013
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Book Reviews: The Collapse of American Criminal Justice

Book Reviews: The Collapse of American Criminal Justice Timothy Zindel Book Reviews March 2013 59 The Collapse of American Criminal Justice By William J. Stuntz Harvard University Press (2011) Harvard law professor William Stuntz succumbed to cancer in 2011 at 52, months before the unive

By Timothy Zindel in March 2013
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Book Reviews: Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa

Book Reviews: Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa Marjorie Meyers Book Reviews March 2013 57 Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa By Kenneth S. Broun Oxford University Press (2012) The defendant is charged with sabotage, a

By Marjorie Meyers in March 2013
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Book Reviews: Two Books Offer View of High Court

Book Reviews: Two Books Offer View of High Court John Wesley Hall Book Reviews January/February 2013 58 The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist By John A. Jenkins Public Affairs (2012) The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court By Jeffrey Toobin Doubleday (2012) T

By John Wesley Hall in January/February 2013
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Book Reviews: The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown Of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Book Reviews: The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown Of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Ashley C. Richardson Book Reviews January/February 2013 57 The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown Of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed By Terry McDermo

By Ashley C. Richardson in January/February 2013
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Book Reviews: Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz
In Woman Lawyer, Barbara Babcock recounts the true-life story of a pioneer woman lawyer — Clara Shortridge Foltz. At the turn of the century, Foltz was an inventor of the public defender, a crusader for suffrage, and a trial lawyer extraordinaire. Very little was known about Foltz until Babcock researched and assembled this information about Foltz’s life, career, and activism.
By Samantha Buckingham in December 2012
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Book Reviews: Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge
Most books by federal judges are dry, weighty tomes, rarely read by practicing criminal defense lawyers except perhaps by the relatively few scholars and intellectuals among us. Rather, in my experience, most criminal defense lawyers for their leisure reading prefer books that do not tax the mind, like those of John Grisham, especially if the lead character is a courageous underdog criminal defense lawyer.
By Lawrence S. Goldman in December 2012
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Book Reviews: Reasonable Doubt
As I read Reasonable Doubt by Peter Manso, two distinct feelings struck me about what this book was not. This is not a story about an innocent defendant being wrongfully convicted, and it is actually not a particularly entertaining or easy read. It is the absence of these attributes which actually makes this an essential text for criminal trial practitioners, especially younger lawyers.
By Michael R. Shapiro in November 2012
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