America and the Law

America and the Law

by Steve Herman
America and the Law

America and the Law

by Steve Herman



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A collection of essays on the basic issues facing the American legal system, from a social, historical and philosophical perspective. Exploring recent events such as the McDonald's case, the Tobacco Wars, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and the O.J. Simpson trial, this book captures the essential arguments concerning such important issues as free speech, crime and punishment, the two-party system, and tort reform, and then supports them with the critical facts, statistics, and citations to respected authorities. This book is perfect for practicing attorneys, consumer advocates, and members of the press, who wish to be armed with an arsenal of knowledge and information concerning the central legal issues which face Americans today.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161219409
Publisher: Gravier House Press, LLC
Publication date: 12/05/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Steve Herman was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he attended Isidore Newman School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, where he was awarded Citations of Excellence in the study of Milton and Shakespeare, and won the Eleanor Frost Playwriting Competition with his one-act play, The Phoenix Sleeps Tonight. Herman was then named Order of the Coif at Tulane Law School, where he graduated, Magna Cum Laude, in 1994.

After graduating from Tulane, Herman clerked for Justice Harry T. Lemmon of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and developed a broad civil practice with the Herman Herman & Katz law firm. The recipient of numerous professional appointments and accolades, he teaches complex litigation at both Tulane and Loyola Law Schools, and served, among other things, as Lead Counsel in the BP Oil Spill/Deepwater Horizon Litigation.

In addition to America and the Law, Herman is the author of three novels, The Gordian Knot, The Sign of Four, and A Day in the Life of Timothy Stone, as well as the recently published My Life As a Spy. He maintains a What’s New in the Courts law blog at
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