The Devil's Advocates: Greatest Closing Arguments in Criminal Law

The Devil's Advocates: Greatest Closing Arguments in Criminal Law

by Michael S. Lief, H. Mitchell Caldwell, Gabrielle De Cuir
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786175036

ISBN-13: 9780786175031

Pub. Date: 09/01/2006

Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

The Devil’s Advocates shows us the crimes and trials that have so captivated the public, cases that have also helped to illuminate underlying principals of the American criminal-justice system over the years.

Future President John Adams illustrates the principle that led to the right to a fair trial as he argues on behalf of the British soldier who

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The Devil’s Advocates shows us the crimes and trials that have so captivated the public, cases that have also helped to illuminate underlying principals of the American criminal-justice system over the years.

Future President John Adams illustrates the principle that led to the right to a fair trial as he argues on behalf of the British soldier who shot and killed five Americans during the Boston Massacre. The always controversial temporary insanity defense involves a prominent congressman who guns down a district attorney over an extramarital affair. In front of horrified onlookers, Clarence Darrow delivers a ringing defense of a black family charged with the treason trial of Aaron Burr. And perhaps the most famous and significant of precedent-setting cases is that of Ernesto Miranda, an accused rapist who confessed to the crime without having been notified of his Fifth Amendment right and the right to counsel.

Here is your ringside seat to gripping drama, as well as to the shaping of the legal system that we thrill to and curse at today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786175031
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Edition description:
19311 Blackstone
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the closing arguments chronicles1
Ch. 1When mob rule trumps rule of law5
Ch. 2When the constable blunders67
Ch. 3Rules of engagement113
Ch. 4Defending the despised165
Ch. 5"You have the right to remain silent"217
Ch. 6The black doctor and the white mob265
Ch. 7The trial of the (nineteenth) century313
Ch. 8Genius, scoundrel, traitor369

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