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Justice System: Intriguing and Chilling,
This review is from: BLACK'S LAW: A Criminal Lawyer Reveals His Defense Strategies in Four Cliffhanger Cases (Paperback)
I'm a big fan of court stories from novelists as William Bernhardt and Sheldon Siegel, among others. So trying a non-fiction book was a risk because of the potential dense prose of court documents and legal procedures. No problems here. Black's Law is well written for any layman to understand. 4 case studies are included. Black tells each with an ongoing stream of his reflections about the process and proceedings. If you are looking for a feel of the important stakes in cases and the adversarial relationship between prosecution and defense, you'll find it here. Each story builds an increasing sense of chill about the rights, or lack of, for the defendant in a system that seems to favor the prosecution--unless you have a good lawyer who works hard on research and cross-examinations.
Read the book. You will not be disappointed.