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The 37th Amendment:A Novel

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Ted Braden is just trying to collect on a basketball bet when he telephones a fellow Lakers fan one night. That phone call makes him a witness in a sensational murder trial and launches him into a dangerous battle with the California criminal justice system—the year is 2056, forty years after the 37th Amendment has removed "due process of law" from the United States Constitution.

Join Ted as his calm world is rocked by an angry girlfriend, a beautiful prosecutor, and an eminent ...

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Overview

Ted Braden is just trying to collect on a basketball bet when he telephones a fellow Lakers fan one night. That phone call makes him a witness in a sensational murder trial and launches him into a dangerous battle with the California criminal justice system—the year is 2056, forty years after the 37th Amendment has removed "due process of law" from the United States Constitution.

Join Ted as his calm world is rocked by an angry girlfriend, a beautiful prosecutor, and an eminent defense attorney who has had enough of a legal system tilted against defendants. Then meet someone who has a different view.

A wild ride through a surprising future, The 37th Amendment is a startling look at what our society has given up to crime, what we might do about it, and what the next generation might think of our choices.

This remarkable novel includes an appendix that tells the true story of "How the First Amendment Came to Protect Topless Dancing." You'll never look at the U.S. Supreme Court the same way again.

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Set in the year 2056, forty years after a 37th amendment has removed "due process of law" from the United States Constitution, The 37th Amendment by Susan Shelley is an original and compelling novel about murder, crime, corruption, and hotly argued criminal trials. A fascinating "what-if" look into the near future, written with a solid understanding of law and legal history, The 37th Amendment also features an intriguing appendix "How the First Amendment Came to Protect Topless Dancing"; offers a passionate, insightful look at the constitutional and court system vs. states' rights; and closes with a singularly memorable quote: "Really, a Supreme Court justice should be able to retire without the whole country coming unglued about it".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595230839
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/31/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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