The Devil'S Advocates: Greatest Closing Arguments In Criminal Law
Publish Date: 2006-08-29
Author: Michael S Lief;H. Mitchell Caldwell
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The Devils Advocates shows us the crimes and trials that have captivated the public, cases that illuminate the underlying principles of the American criminal-justice system.
Future President John Adams establishes 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 original temporary insanity defense involves a prominent congressman who gunned down a district attorney over an extramarital affair. And perhaps the most precedent-setting case 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.