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Kafka Comes to America
Fighting for Justice in the War on Terror - A Public Defender's Inside Account
Written by Steven T. Wax


Format: Hardcover, 380 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-295-1 (1-59051-295-2)

Winner of the American Bar Association’s 2009 Silver Gavel Award for Books
In Kafka Comes to America, federal public defender Stephen T. Wax argues that under the Bush administration, not only have the civil rights of foreigners been in jeopardy, but also those of U.S. citizens. Wax interweaves the stories of two... Read more >
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Black Trials
Citizenship from the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste
Written by Mark S. Weiner


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70884-8 (0-375-70884-7)

A sweeping history of American ideas of belonging and citizenship, told through the stories of fourteen legal cases that helped to shape our nation.

Spanning the period from colonial times to the present, Black Trials tells how the place of blacks in American society evolved through the actions of our courts of... Read more >
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The Odd Clauses
Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
Written by Jay Wexler


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0089-2 (0-8070-0089-2)

An innovative, insightful, often humorous look at the Constitution’s lesser-known clauses, offering a fresh perspective on the document’s relevance today

For a variety of reasons, many of the Constitution’s more obscure passages never make it to any court and therefore never make headlines or even law school classrooms, which teach from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Odd Clauses
Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
Written by Jay Wexler


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0090-8 (0-8070-0090-6)

An innovative, insightful, and often humorous look at the Constitution’s lesser-known clauses, offering a fresh approach to understanding our democracy.

In this captivating and witty book, Jay Wexler draws on his extensive background in constitutional law to shine a much-deserved light on some of the Constitution’s lesser-known parts. For a variety of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Holy Hullabaloos
A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars
Written by Jay D. Wexler


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0044-1 (0-8070-0044-2)

After ten years spent riddling over the intricacies of church/state law from the ivory tower, law professor Jay Wexler decided it was high time to hit the road to learn what really happened in some of the most controversial Supreme Court cases involving this hot-button issue. In Holy Hullabaloos, he takes... Read more >

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The Fall of the House of Zeus
The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer
Written by Curtis Wilkie


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46071-4 (0-307-46071-1)

The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against “Big Tobacco” and the asbestos industries. He was hailed... Read more >
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Remembering Satan

Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75582-1 (0-679-75582-9)

Remembering Satan is a lucid, measured, and absolutely riveting inquest into the 1988 case of Paul Ingram, a respected deputy sheriff in Olympia, Washington, and his family’s accusations of sexual abuse against him—accusations which eventually revealed Ingram’s participation in bizarre satanic rites involving his whole family and other members of the... Read more >
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Civil Warriors
The Legal Siege on the Tobacco Industry
Written by Dan Zegart


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31936-2 (0-385-31936-3)

Should major business organizations, such as tobacco companies and fast-food companies, have moral and social responsibilities to the public in what they produce, sell, and how they market? A landmark narrative of an epic legal battle, Civil Warriors is the true account of how one tenacious lawyer led the charge against... Read more >

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The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer
Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed
Written by Richard A. Zitrin and Carol M. Langford


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-00671-9 (0-449-00671-9)

With the popularity of television courtroom dramas that distort the perception of what lawyers do, it is time to tell the truth about the U.S. judicial system. Here is a cogent and groundbreaking program for legal reform. In this provocative book, practicing lawyers and distinguished law professors Zitrin and Langford offer... Read more >
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