Roger Clegg, General Counsel to the Center for Equal Opportunity, reviews
Michael Barone's recent book "The New Americans: How the Melting Pot Can
Again," which supports both immigration and the requirement that immigrants
Friday, Aug. 03, 2001
FindLaw columnist and book reviewer Marci Hamilton assesses the merits of two
books on the Supreme Court's "peyote case," by Garrett Epps and Carolyn Long,
respectively. The case held that despite the Free Exercise Clause of the
Constitution, use of peyote in Native American religious ceremonies can still
be punished. Epps and Long tell the human story behind the case.
Friday, Jul. 27, 2001
FindLaw book reviewer and cyberlaw attorney Laura Hodes reviews Internet copyright expert Jessica Litman's new book, Digital Copyright.
Friday, Jul. 20, 2001
University of Wisconsin (Madison) law professor Stanley Kutler weighs in on Alan Dershowitz's book about the election, "Supreme Injustice: How the Court Hijacked Election 2000."
Friday, Jul. 13, 2001
FindLaw columnist and prosecutor Barton Aronson reviews Hernando de Soto's
"The Mystery of Capital" -- which offers an explanation of the reasons why,
despite significant wealth in the form of land and other resources, Third
World countries have not benefited from capitalism as much as the West has.
Aronson discusses the need for strong systems of enforceable property rights
that can rescue houses and other assets from becoming "dead capital" very
difficult to sell or mortgage. He also notes the evolution of Western
property rights from a Third World-like regime of squatters, which persisted
despite an anti-squatting Supreme Court decision, to the system we have
Friday, Feb. 23, 2001
An attorney for the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel reviews
Amy Gutman's debut novel, the legal thriller Equivocal Death -- and reflects
on the commentaries on big firm life and sex harassment issues implicit in
Monday, Jan. 22, 2001
FindLaw contributor Bryan Fine offers his reaction to Author
Brad Meltzer's new novel "The First Counsel." Citing a fascinating plot and
witty, yet seemingly realistic, dialogue, Fine explains why he thinks this
latest legal thriller is a
Monday, Jan. 08, 2001
Prosecutor and former D.A. Barton Aronson reviews the new gang memoir, "My
Bloody Life," and explains the limits of laws designed to address gang
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2000
Judith Hagley, an attorney in the Solicitor's Office of the Federal Labor
Relations Authority, reviews "When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line Between
Law and Popular Culture." In this book, New York Law School Professor
Richard K. Sherwin talks about how these days, more often than not, lawyers
borrow narrative from popular culture to make their cases.
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000
Author Anh Chih Lin reviews Ted Conover's "Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing,"
which recounts Conover's experiences as a corrections officer in Sing Sing,
a maximum security New York State prison. Unable to obtain permission to
interview prison corrections officers so he could write about them, Conover
applied for the job and underwent training. His book is an insider's look at
the life of a corrections officer in the infamous prison.
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2000