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Scalia: A Court of One
Scalia: A Court of One
by Bruce Allen Murphy
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and#8220;[Murphyand#8217;s] biography of Justice Scalia is patient and thorough, alive both intellectually and morallyand#8230;.Functions as an MRI scan of one of the most influential conservative thinkers of the twentieth century.and#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;... (read more)

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My Beloved World
My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor
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This book is on my Top 5 list for 2013. It's a beautifully written story and an inspiration to anyone who has big dreams that seem impossible. I have newfound respect for Justice Sotomayor and the challenges she's tackled to become one of the most... (read more)

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Acquittal: Secrets of a High-Profile Trial Consultant
Acquittal: Secrets of a High-Profile Trial Consultant
by Richard Gabriel
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A leading trial consultant gives an inside look at the courtroom and justice system that explains how some of the most controversial verdicts in recent times came to be. There are the courtroom scenes we see on TV, and then theres the truth about what... (read more)

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My Beloved World
My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor
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The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing... (read more)

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Happy Hour Is for Amateurs: Work Sucks. Life Doesn't Have To.
Happy Hour Is for Amateurs: Work Sucks. Life Doesn't Have To.
by Philadelphia Lawyer
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Welcome to the world of the Philadelphia Lawyer-a man of two identities. By day he is a mild-mannered attorney, one who has practiced in a wide variety of legal fields from criminal to corporate to personal injury, earning himself a... (read more)

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John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation
John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation
by Harlow Giles Unger
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A hero in America's war against British tyranny, John Marshall with his heroics as Chief Justice turned the Supreme Court into a bulwark against presidential and congressional tyranny and saved American democracy. In this startling biography, award... (read more)

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Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones
Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones
by Connie Rice
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From one of Americas most influential civil rights attorneys, Power Concedes Nothing is a hard-hitting memoir chronicling a fiercely dedicated womans quest to win the first of all human rights: freedom from violence. CONNIE RICE has taken on school and... (read more)

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John Marshall: Definer of a Nation
John Marshall: Definer of a Nation
by Jean Edward Smith
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A New York Times Notable Book of 1996 It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life “reads like an early... (read more)

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Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
by Sandra Day Oconnor
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Now, for the first time in paperback, here is the remarkable story of Sandra Day OConnors family and early life, her journey to adulthood in the American Southwest that helped make her the woman she is todaythe first female justice of the U.S. Supreme... (read more)

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John Marshall: Definer of a Nation
John Marshall: Definer of a Nation
by John Marshall
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A New York Times Notable Book of 1996 It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life “reads like an early... (read more)

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Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom
Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom
by Arthur Weinberg
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A famous defender of the underdog, the oppressed, and the powerless, Clarence Darrow (1857–1938) is one of the true legends of the American legal system. His cases were many and various, but all were marked by his unequivocal sense of justice, as... (read more)

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Defending the Damned: Inside Chicago's Cook County Public Defender's Office
Defending the Damned: Inside Chicago's Cook County Public Defender's Office
by Kevin Davis
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Kevin Davis is an award-winning journalist based in Chicago. He covered crime and courts for more than a decade and has written for newspapers and magazines including USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Chicago magazine, Crain'... (read more)

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Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers
Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers
by Elizabeth Edwards
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Reader Praise for Saving Graces “I feel as if Ive just had a long heart-to-heart with a wonderful new friend. Your writing is so open and engaging, truly.”  Louisa Dykstra, Des Moines, IA  “I admire your continued courage... (read more)

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Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir
Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir
by John Paul Stevens
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When he resigned in June 2010, Justice John Paul Stevens was the third-longest-serving Supreme Court justice in American history. As a lawyer and on the court, he worked with five chief justices: as a law clerk during Fred Vinson's tenure, a practicing... (read more)

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Happy Hour Is for Amateurs: A Lost Decade in the World's Worst Profession
Happy Hour Is for Amateurs: A Lost Decade in the World's Worst Profession
by Philadelphia Lawyer
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“I was fired from my first legal job within a month, and this book explains why it was the best thing to ever happen to me.”—Tucker Max, author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell The anonymous author who calls himself “The... (read more)

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The President's Counselor: The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales
The President's Counselor: The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales
by Bill Minutaglio
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“Reads like a novel...an unbiased, lively portrait...” Publishers... (read more)

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Convictions: A Prosecutor's Battles against Mafia Killers, Drug Kingpins, and Enron Thieves
Convictions: A Prosecutor's Battles against Mafia Killers, Drug Kingpins, and Enron Thieves
by John Kroger
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As an Assistant United States Attorney, John Kroger pursued high-profile cases against mafia killers, drug kingpins, and Enron executives. In Convictions, Kroger reveals how to flip a perp, how to conduct a cross, how to work an informant, how to placate... (read more)

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Abe Fortas: A Biography
Abe Fortas: A Biography
by Laura Kalman
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Fortas (1910-1982) was a New Dealer, a sub-cabinet official, the founder of an eminent Washington law firm, a close adviser to Lyndon Johnson, and a Supreme Court justice. Nominated by Johnson to be Chief Justice, he was rejected by Congress and... (read more)

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Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey
Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey
by Linda Greenhouse
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A fascinating book. In clear and forceful prose, Becoming Justice Blackmun tells a judicial Horatio Alger story and a tale of a remarkable transformation . . . A page-turner.--The New York Times Book Review In this acclaimed biography, Linda Greenhouse... (read more)

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Verdicts Out of Court
Verdicts Out of Court
by Clarence Darrow
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This remarkable collection of the great attorney s writings reveals why he was such a force in the court of law and in the court of public opinion. Darrow turned to writing essays, debates, fiction to influence a broader audience beyond the field of law.... (read more)

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