Posts Tagged ‘Judiciary & Law’

Tom Diaz

May 1 . 2013

The Last Gun explores how the gun industry and the nature of gun violence have changed, including the disturbing rise in military-grade gun models.

Sabine Heinlein

April 22 . 2013

What is it like for a convicted murderer who has spent decades behind bars to suddenly find himself released into a world he barely recognizes? Sabine Heinlein followed the everyday lives and emotional struggles of three men convicted of some of the most heinous crimes–as they return to the free world in Among Murderers.

Ray Raphael

April 2 . 2013

By entering the world of the Constitution’s framers, and experiencing it one day after the next as they did, Ray Raphael helps us understand how and why they created the document they did in Constitutional Myths.

Karen Houppert

March 21 . 2013

The Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that all defendants facing significant jail time have the constitutional right to a free attorney if they cannot afford their own. Chasing Gideon chronicles the stories of people in all parts of the country who have relied on Gideon’s promise.

Marjorie Heins

February 5 . 2013

In Priests of Our Democracy, Marjorie Heins tells of the teachers and professors who resisted witch hunts, those who collaborated, and those whose battles led to landmark Supreme Court decisions.

Simon Tolkien

January 16 . 2013

Simon Tolkien’s new book, Orders from Berlin, takes place in a London suffering from the Blitz, with Hitler’s forces massing on the French coast and preparations being made in London for what seems to be the inevitable German invasion.

Taylor Branch

January 15 . 2013

Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch brings to life eighteen pivotal dramas in The King Years, beginning with the impromptu speech that turned an untested, twenty-six-year-old Martin Luther King forever into a public figure on the first night of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Richard Jaffe

January 14 . 2013

Quest For Justice is the story of Richard Jaffe, the most successful attorney ever at exonerating innocent people accused of murder and wrongfully sentenced death row inmates.

John Jenkins

January 2 . 2013

John A. Jenkins has produced the first full biography of  William Rehnquist, exploring the roots of his political and judicial convictions and showing how he began his career on the Court in The Partisan.

Errol Morris

September 7 . 2012

Academy Award-winning filmmaker and former private detective Errol Morris examines the nature of evidence and proof in the infamous Jeffrey MacDonald murder case in A Wilderness of Error.