Law and Law Reference
The Death of Innocents
An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions
Paperback ISBN: 0679759484
The best-selling author of Dead Man Walking and an ardent spokesperson on the issue of capital punishment raises profound constitutional questions about the legality of the death penalty and reveals how race, poverty, publicity, and prosecutorial ambition can determine who lives and dies after a murder conviction. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution
Paperback ISBN: 0307274942
The Supreme Court justice defines and examines the legal principles of active liberty and emphasizes its importance in constitutional and statutory interpretation, using examples from the areas of federalism to affirmative action to argue that the Constitution and its tenets may adapt to changing situations and times. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Last Man Standing
The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt
Paperback ISBN: 0385493681
Describes the twenty-seven-year battle to vindicate Elmer Gerard "Geronimo" Pratt, a Vietnam veteran and Black Panther Party leader convicted in a trumped-up case of murder, in an intriguing study of government conspiracy and judicial abuse. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The Puzzle Palace
A Report on America's Most Secret Agency
Paperback ISBN: 0140067485
Describes and assesses the activities of the National Security Agency, the nation's most secret government agency--established in secrecy, many times larger than the CIA, and in control of a huge budget and a vast technology
Thinking About Terrorism
The Threat to Civil Liberties in a Time of National Emergency
Paperback ISBN: 1590318420
Tigar (a veteran lawyer who has defended such figures as Angela Davis, John Demjanjuk, Terry Nichols, and Lynn Stewart) presents a series of essays exploring issues of terrorism and law in world history. Notably, he addresses both state-sponsored terrorism and terrorism by non-state actors, devoting a section to each. In the section on state-sponsored terrorism he includes discussion of judicial proceedings related to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the assassination (on the streets of Washington, DC) of Pinochet opponent Orlando Letelier; judicial proceedings involving French collaborators with the Nazis; truth and reconciliation processes in South Africa and Chile; and the jurisdiction, procedure, fairness, and limits of international criminal tribunals. In the second section he discusses the colonial roots of terrorism, terrorism in anticolonial struggles and civil wars, US policy towards the People's Mujahideen of Iran (the Mujahideen-e Khalq), terrorism and the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, Judge Richard Posner's Not a Suicide Pact; and the Bush administrations plans to use military commissions to try the so-called "enemy combatants" held at Guantanamo. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
How High-priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, And A 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System
Hardcover ISBN: 1401301800
A former prosecutor, television commentator, and ardent victim's rights advocate offers a provocative critique of America's criminal justice system, providing keen insights into and a behind-the-scene look at what goes on inside and outside the courtroom during such high-profile cases as Scott Peterson, Martha Stewart, Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant, and others.
The Journalist and the Murderer
Paperback ISBN: 0679731830
Explores the relationship between journalists and their subjects, and the question of journalistic ethics, using the lawsuit of convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald against author Joe McGinniss, as a case study