Bloodthirsty Bitches and Pious Pimps of Power

The Rise and Risks of the New Conservative Hate Culture
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466831952
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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Ann Coulter. Laura Ingraham. Nancy Grace. Bill O'Reilly. Sean Hannity. Pat Robertson. Their faces and voices are ubiquitous: the shrill shrieks and strident bellowings that drown out all debate and set every listener on edge, using God's and Jesus's names to justify oppression and ignorance, and spread falsehoods as if they were facts. They occupy the bully pulpit of the new American hate culture: the television and radio programs watched and heard by millions of people that shape the opinions and set the agendas of churches, school boards, political action groups, and ultimately those we have elected to represent all of us. Gerry Spence takes dead aim at the media demagogues who wield their power with such virulent effect. Using the full force of his own rhetorical skill—developed through decades as a legendary defense attorney—Spence exposes the people behind the words, and carves their arguments with the rough edge of his tongue. Anyone who has had it up to here will cheer to see these bullies met and conquered on their own turf.

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Gunning for Justice
Author: Gerald L. Spence,Gerry Spence,Anthony Polk
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 470
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The defense attorney who won the $10.5 million settlement in the Karen Silkwood case and a record libel judgement against "Penthouse" magazine recalls his famous trials and discusses his views on the American justice system

Court of Lies

A Novel
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1250183499
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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From Gerry Spence, one of America’s greatest trial attorneys and the New York Times bestselling author of How to Argue and Win Every Time, comes an explosive courtroom thriller of murder, passion, and the twists and treachery of law and justice. Lillian Adams is going on trial for the murder of her wealthy husband before Judge John Murray, to whom she has been like a daughter since childhood. Despite this long, shared history, both the prosecutor and defense attorney agree that Murray should sit on the case, and Murray himself knows he must. For he believes that if he steps down and another judge is appointed, there will be little hope for Lillian. The prosecutor is a sadistic psychopath who will pervert the law to convict Lillian and do everything in his power to hurt Judge Murray. And Murray must save Lillian. Gerry Spence takes readers through shocking twists and suspenseful courtroom scenes that only the great maestro of the courtroom himself could create. Court of Lies goes beyond being a great legal thriller. It questions the very basis of our legal system and its ability to discover the truth and deliver justice. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Lawyer Myth

A Defense of the American Legal Profession
Author: Rennard Strickland,Frank T. Read
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804011109
Category: Law
Page: 152
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"When you mentioned to family or friends that you were considering becoming a lawyer, you probably faced skepticism, if not serious criticism... You are undoubtedly asking yourself if three or four years of a rigorous and costly legal education is really worth the candle. For you ... we add these final comments. We hope that they will reassure you, as well as your friends and family, that it is possible, as Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. proclaimed, 'to live greatly in the law.'" -- from The Lawyer Myth Lawyers and the legal profession have become scapegoats for many of the problems of our age. In The Lawyer Myth: A Defense of the American Legal Profession, Rennard Strickland and Frank T. Read look behind current antilawyer media images to explore the historical role of lawyers as a balancing force in times of social, economic, and political change. One source of this disjunction of perception and reality, they find, is that American society has lost touch with the need for the lawyer's skill and has come to blame unrelated social problems on the legal profession. This highly personal and impassioned book is their defense of lawyers and the rule of law in the United States. The Lawyer Myth confronts the hypocrisy of critics from both the right and the left who attempt to exploit popular misperceptions about lawyers and judges to further their own social and political agendas. By revealing the facts and reasoning behind the decisions in such cases as the infamous McDonald's coffee spill, the authors provide a clear explanation of the operation of the law while addressing misconceptions about the number of lawsuits, runaway jury verdicts, and legal "technicalities" that turn criminals out on the street. Acknowledging that no system is perfect, the authors propose a slate of reforms for the bar, the judiciary, and law schools that will enable today's lawyers--and tomorrow's--to live up to the noble potential of their profession. Whether one thinks of lawyers as keepers of the springs of democracy, foot soldiers of the Constitution, architects and carpenters of commerce, umpires and field levelers, healers of the body politic, or simply bridge builders, The Lawyer Myth reminds us that lawyers are essential to American democracy.

Guantanamo's Child

The Untold Story of Omar Khadr
Author: Michelle Shephard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470841176
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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A prize-winning journalist tells the troubling story of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent a quarter of his life growing up in Guantanamo Bay. Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 at the age of 15. Accused by the Pentagon of throwing a grenade that killed U.S. soldier Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, Khadr faces charges of conspiracy and murder. His case is set to be the first war crimes trial since World War II. In Guantanamo's Child, veteran reporter Michelle Shephard traces Khadr's roots in Canada, Pakistan and Afghanistan, growing up surrounded by al Qaeda's elite. She examines how his despised family, dubbed "Canada's First Family of Terrorism," has overshadowed his trial and left him alone behind bars for more than five years. Khadr's story goes to the heart of what's wrong with the U.S. administration's post-9/11 policies and why Canada is guilty by association. His story explains how the lack of due process can create victims and lead to retribution, and instead of justice, fuel terrorism. Michelle Shephard is a national security reporter for the Toronto Star and the recipient of Canada's top two journalism awards. "You will be shocked, saddened and in the end angry at the story this page turner of a book exposes. I read it straight through and Omar Khadr's plight is one you cannot forget." —Michael Ratner, New York, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights "Michelle Shephard's richly reported, well written account of Omar Khadr's trajectory from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the cells of Guantanamo is a microcosm of the larger "war on terror" in which the teenaged Khadr either played the role of a jihadist murderer or tragic pawn or, perhaps, both roles." —Peter Bergen, author of Holy war, Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I know

O.J. the Last Word

The Death of Justice
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312195192
Category: True Crime
Page: 288
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The best-selling, no-holds-barred classic every lawyer, everyone involved in the media, & anyone interested in criminology must read if the failing justice system is to be saved.

From Freedom to Slavery

The Rebirth of Tyranny in America
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312958404
Category: Political Science
Page: 252
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A celebrated defender of the oppressed offers an indictment of freedom in America, arguing that Americans have lost their freedoms to the corporate and government masters who manipulate their lives by controlling their desires

Police State

How America's Cops Get Away with Murder
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466885203
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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How does America, founded on the promise of freedom for all, find itself poised to become a police state? In Police State, legendary "country lawyer" Gerry Spence reveals the unnerving truth of our criminal justice system. In his more than sixty years in the courtroom, Spence has never represented a person charged with a crime in which the police hadn't themselves violated the law. Whether by hiding, tampering with, or manufacturing evidence; by gratuitous violence and even murder, those who are charged with upholding the law too often break it. Spence points to the explosion of brutality leading up to the murder of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, insisting that this is the way it has always been: cops get away with murder. Nothing changes. Police State narrates the shocking account of the Madrid train bombings -how the FBI accused an innocent man of treasonous acts they knew he hadn't committed. It details the rampant racism within Chicago's police department, which landed teenager Dennis Williams on death row. It unveils the deliberately coercive efforts of two cops to extract a false murder confession from frightened and mentally fragile Albert Hancock, along with other appalling evidence from eight of Spence's most famous cases. We all want to feel safe. But how can we be safe when the very police we pay to protect us instead kill us, maim us, and falsify evidence against us. Can we accept the argument that cops may occasionally overstep their boundaries, but only when handling guilty criminals and never with us? Can we expect them to investigate and prosecute themselves when faced with allegations of misconduct? Can we believe that they are acting for our own good? Too many innocent are convicted; too many are wrongly executed. The cost has become too high for a free people to bear. In Police State, Spence issues a stinging indictment of the American justice system. Demonstrating that the way we select and train our police guarantees fatal abuses of justice, he also prescribes a challenging cure that stands to restore America's promise of liberty and justice for all.

So I Said

Quotes and Thoughts of Gerry Spence
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781944986384
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 136
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Venture into the mind of America's most famous lawyer. He shares his thoughts on hope, love, oppression, power, and life. Gain insight from a man who has fought overwhelming power and won.

With Justice for None

Destroying an American Myth
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140133257
Category: History
Page: 370
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The famed trial lawyer best known for his work in the Karen Silkwood case here provides a penetrating, passionate look at the American justice system. His message is urgent and provocative: American citizens without wealth or power will rarely receive justice.

The Making of a Country Lawyer


Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780312146733
Category: Country lawyers
Page: 437
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The Making of a Country Lawyer is, like Clarence Darrow's The Story of My Life, the first-hand account of a beloved American attorney, a modern-day folk hero, a man who has devoted his life's work to the innocent and the damned. With the simple power of John Steinbeck, the bestselling author of From Freedom to Slavery now writes this painfully honest autobiography, revealing how he became one of the greatest trial lawyers of our time. 60 photos.

Of Murder and Madness

A True Story
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312956875
Category: True Crime
Page: 608
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In an informative study of the insanity defense that focuses on the murder trial and acquittal of Joe Esquibel, the noted lawyer explains why the insanity plea is crucial in the American justice system

Trial By Fire


Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780688148386
Category: Penthouse (New York, N.Y.)
Page: 503
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Girls Gone Mild

Young Women Reclaim Self-respect and Find It's Not Bad to be Good
Author: Wendy Shalit
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 316
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Drawing on firsthand interviews and dialogues with young women from around the country, examines the current prejudices in the culture against the "good" girl and offers a new set of definitive role models for the young women of the next generation.

Taking Back the Courts

What We Can Do to Reclaim Our Sovereignty
Author: Norm Pattis
Publisher: Sutton Hart Press
ISBN: 9780981988856
Category: Law
Page: 216
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Taking Back the Courts A Flawed Justice System Exposed by One of America's Most Controversial and Successful Trial Lawyers, Norm Pattis, with a Forward and Preface by two other legal icons: F. Lee Bailey and Gerry Spence. In Taking Back the Courts Norm Pattis delivers a searing and keenly intelligent critique of America's justice system; an insider's account that takes no prisoners while offering many insightful and necessary remedies. Pattis blows the whistle on many of the system's maladies including: deceptive profiteering experts for hire, police-extorted confessions, morally bereft backroom plea bargaining, the demise of the jury, the sexophrenia that has addled the brains of legislators and judges packing our prisons with people far from evil and many more. Trial attorney Pattis is a provocative social philosopher writing with a pen warmed in Hell, but his case against the courts is unwaveringly wise, sober, principled, balanced and compulsively readable.

The Michigan Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dearborn (Mich.)
Page: N.A
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A Small Pile of Feathers

The Collected Poems of Gerry Spence
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781944986186
Category: Poetry
Page: 126
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In A Small Pile of Feathers: The Collected Poems of Gerry Spence, Gerry Spence offers readers the chance to take a walk through the nine decades of his extraordinary life. In three sections, he reveals his spiritual, loving, and sometimes humorous sides, depicted in his devotion to family and to preserve the wild places he writes of.

Final Exposure

Portraits from Death Row
Author: Lorie Savel Borges,Lorie Savel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 122
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I first saw the brave and beautiful photographs in this remarkable collection at my ranch near Dubois, Wyoming, one night when Lou Jones made a slide presentation to the young trail warriors at the Trial Lawyer's College. A silent pall fell over the small group. Few had ever looked in the face of a human being who was destined to be killed, purposely, with premeditation, on an hour and day certain. Now we looked at the faces, and what we saw from Jones's penetrating camera were not names or numbers, not writs of habeas corpus or titles on legal documents, but people: people who were resigned to their fate, or who felt sorrow and shame; who were confused and knew not what was happening to them, or who knew full well their fate and had long ago abandoned hope. We were shown people who had been touched by the camera, and who, in turn, touched us through the photographs. -From the foreword by Gerry Spence.

Der Rote Löwe

Roman
Author: Mária Szepes
Publisher: Piper eBooks
ISBN: 3492977286
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
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Im 16. Jahrhundert entdeckt der junge Alchimist Hans Burger den "Roten Löwen", ein Pulver, das ewiges Leben verspricht. Doch um in den Besitz des kostbaren Mittels zu gelangen, muss er töten. Eine endlose dramatische Reise durch die Jahrhunderte beginnt, auf der das Verbrechen ihn nicht mehr loslassen wird ... Mit "Der Rote Löwe" schuf die Ungarin Mária Szepes einen der großen Klassiker der phantastischen Literatur, der weit über die Grenzen Ungarns hinaus zum Bestseller avancierte.

Hinterland


Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641024404
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Der wilde Westen heute – bitterböse, herrlich lustig und auch ein bisschen magisch Wyomings Weite ist überwältigend, das Leben dort hart und manchmal unglaublich. Ideales Terrain für Annie Proulx, eine der „besten lebenden Schriftstellerinnen“ (Time Magazine), die mit diesem Erzählband in ihre Wahlheimat zurückkehrt: Elf tragikomische Geschichten über Cowboys, Wildhüter und Barfrauen, exzentrische Aussteiger und Underdogs, die sich in einer grandiosen, aber unwirtlichen Landschaft behaupten.