Justice in the Age of Judgment: From Amanda Knox to Kyle Rittenhouse and the Battle for Due Process in the Digital Age

Justice in the Age of Judgment: From Amanda Knox to Kyle Rittenhouse and the Battle for Due Process in the Digital Age

Justice in the Age of Judgment: From Amanda Knox to Kyle Rittenhouse and the Battle for Due Process in the Digital Age

Justice in the Age of Judgment: From Amanda Knox to Kyle Rittenhouse and the Battle for Due Process in the Digital Age


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From Amanda Knox to O.J., Casey Anthony to Kyle Rittenhouse, our justice system faces scrutiny and pressure from the media and public like never before.  Can the bedrock of “innocent until proven guilty” survive in what acclaimed Seattle attorney and legal analyst Anne Bremner calls the age of judgement?  

When unscrupulous Italian prosecutors waged an all-out war in the media and courtroom to wrongly convict American exchange student Amanda Knox for a murder she didn’t commit, family and friends turned to renowned Seattle attorney and media legal analyst Anne Bremner to help win her freedom. The case was dubbed the “trial of the decade” and would coincide with the explosion of social media and a new era of trying cases in public as much as the courtroom. While Italian prosecutors, the press, and online lynch mobs convicted Knox in the court of public opinion, Bremner would draw upon her decades in the courtroom and in front of the camera to turn the tide with a new kind of defense in pursuit of justice.

In Justice in the Age of Judgement, Anne Bremner and Doug Bremner take us inside some of the biggest cases of recent times and offer their expert, thought-provoking insights and analysis as our legal system faces unprecedented forces fighting to tip the scales of justice their way. Why couldn’t prosecutors convict O.J. Simpson despite all of the evidence seemingly proving he killed his wife Nicole? Could a jury remain unbiased in the face of overwhelming public pressure in the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd? Why was Kyle Rittenhouse exonerated after shooting three people (killing two) with an assault rifle at a violent rally despite widespread media reports seemingly proving his guilt, and national calls for his conviction?

Justice in the Age of Judgement is an unparalleled and unflinching look at the captivating cases tried on Twitter and TV, where the burden of proof and fundamental legal tenet of “innocent until proven guilty” is under assault from the court of public opinion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510751361
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/08/2022
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,154,171
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Anne Bremner, JD, is a trial attorney and one of the nation’s most recognized legal analysts. Her decades-long practice emphasizes civil rights, catastrophic loss, defense, and criminal law. In her thirty-five years as an attorney, she has been lead counsel for numerous highly publicized court cases. As a contributing broadcast legal analyst, Bremner appears regularly on national networks including CNN, Fox, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, the BBC, Court TV, and others. She has been voted one of the best lawyers in Seattle and one of Seattle’s Top 25 most influential people. She is a Stanford graduate and has a perfect AVVO rating as an attorney. She lives in Seattle, Washington.


Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Taking the Case 1

2 The Trial of a Lifetime 17

3 You, the Jury 29

4 First Impressions are Lasting 37

5 The Tragic Tale of Frances Farmer 45

6 Betty Broderick: A Wife Scorned 49

7 The West Memphis Three 53

8 O. J.: Sprinting to Acquittal in Court and on TV 59

9 The Criminal Passions of Mary Kay Letourneau 71

10 Scott Peterson: If Looks Could Kill 77

11 Michael Jackson: Welcome to Neverland 85

12 The Duke Lacrosse Debacle 101

13 Amanda Knox in the Court of Public Opinion 107

14 DNA, O. J., and the Wrong Lessons Learned 115

15 Susan Cox Powell: Into the Wild 119

16 The Mysterious Case of Rebecca Zahau: Proving Police Wrong 125

17 The Barefoot Bandit: A Criminal Gets Ahead of the Media Game 129

18 Tot Mom: Dancing with the Devil 133

19 Trump, Amanda, and America First 141

20 DNA Evidence Falls Apart in Amanda's Case 145

21 Don't Just Believe Women (or Anyone Else) 151

22 Exonerated 161

23 Justice Delayed for Susan Cox Powell 169

24 Ahmaud Arbery: "There's a Black Man Running Down the Street" 173

25 "I Can't Breathe": The Death of George Floyd 179

26 Justice Achieved for Susan Cox Powell 183

27 Kyle Rittenhouse 187

28 Justice for George Floyd 191

29 Two Different Jury Trials, Two Different Outcomes 193

30 Justice, Even in the Age of Judgment 199

Postscript: Stillwater 203

Appendix: Welcome to the Freak Show-Analyzing Amanda's Ordeal 207

Notes 221

Index 241

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