Murder at the Supreme Court

Hardcover $26.00

Feb 19, 2013 | 375 Pages

Ebook $12.99

Feb 19, 2013

  • Hardcover $26.00

    Feb 19, 2013 | 375 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Feb 19, 2013

Praise

“This book takes the smoke screen out of the capital-punishment debate and dishes out the realities: the challenges to judges and lawmakers posed by awful crimes, competing pressures on the scale of justice, and the role of victims in determining punishment. A great read and more. Martin Clancy and Tim O’Brien have written an important book.”
-Barbara Walters, ABC News

“This book is a lightning strike. It quickens the mind, illuminates the landscape, and guarantees you will see things differently-in this case, how the jagged edges of justice come to bear on decisions of life and death. Clancy and O’Brien are journalists at the top of their class, where facts matter and reporting can read like a novel.”
-Bill Moyers, journalist, author, and managing editor, Moyers & Company

“A fascinating treatment of some of the Supreme Court’s seminal criminal-law cases, complete with the invariably intriguing facts, characters, and circumstances that made each case so unique and compelling. A great read for lawyers, students, and the general public alike. The makings of a great true-life television series.”
-Ted Olson, former U.S. Solicitor General

“A thoughtful and fascinating look behind the headlines of some of the most grisly-and important-murder cases at the Supreme Court.”
-Jeffrey Toobin, writer for the New Yorker, legal analyst for CNN

“The most knowledgeable and informative book about crime and capital punishment available today.”
-Johnny Hughes, U.S. Marshal, District of Maryland (Hughes, a veteran law-enforcement officer, is a former major in the Maryland State Police)

“A thought-provoking book written at the right time for our society to revisit the death penalty.”
-Burl Cain, warden at Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola (Cain has pre

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