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Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein in the Administrative State

January/February 2019 Reviewed by Marshall B. Kapp Book Reviews
Neither Congress nor the federal judiciary perform the key roles assigned them by the Constitution very well, attorney-author Peter J.…

The Future of Law

January/February 2019 Reviewed by Alice M. Porch Book Reviews
Technology is changing the legal landscape at a rapid pace. To understand these changes, Frank Ramos explores the effects of…

Death is Different: A Lawyer’s Story

January/February 2019 Reviewed by Roger L. Young Book Reviews
Death is Different: A Lawyer’s Story is a compelling book by Sarasota lawyer Felix Michael Mosca. The book looks back…

The Judiciary’s Class War

January/February 2019 Reviewed by Mary Bebout Book Reviews
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, highlights the American judiciary’s inherent…

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court

January/February 2019 Reviewed by Mark Miller Book Reviews
“John Marshall is the greatest judge in American history.” So Richard Brookhiser begins his latest Founding Father biography, John Marshall:…

Beneath a Ruthless Sun

November/December 2018 Reviewed by Thomas M. Gallen Book Reviews
Gilbert Anthony King is best known as the author of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood…

Blood & Ivy

November/December 2018 Reviewed by David Mandell Book Reviews
There have been countless trials of the century. Most have no lasting impact other than to the victim and defendant.…

A Court of Refuge, Stories from the Bench of America’s First Mental Health Court

September/October 2018 Reviewed by Carol L. Zeiner Book Reviews
This skillfully crafted book is a page turner. Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren and co-writer Rebecca A. Eckland weave a wealth of…

Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself

September/October 2018 Reviewed by Gary S. Gaffney Book Reviews
Author John Greenya has penned several books on Washington politics, and collaborated on a handful more, so this short, 200-page…

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

September/October 2018 Reviewed by C. D. Rogers Book Reviews
“All of us in the public defender’s office fear the Martin Luther King speech.” Forman’s first line in this winner…
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