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ANTHONY DWORKIN
HUMAN RIGHTS REALISM:
A REVIEW OF MICHAEL IGNATIEFF'S RECENT BOOK, HUMAN RIGHTS AS POLITICS AND IDOLATRY
FindLaw book reviewer and journalist Anthony Dworkin reviews human rights writer Michael Ignatieff's recent book. As Dworkin explains, Ignatieff's book advocates a political conception of human rights -- and criticizes those who see human rights as a "secular religion" to be imposed on others. Nevertheless, Ignatieff advocates that, despite cultural differences, an "irreducible minimum" of freedoms must be honored by all cultures.
Friday, Oct. 19, 2001

ROSS DAVIES
BROWN, SMITH, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS "DOORKEEPERS":
A REVIEW OF THURGOOD MARSHALL'S COLLECTED WRITINGS
FindLaw book reviewer and editor of The Green Bag: An Entertaining Journal of Law Ross Davies assesses a recently published collection of Thurgood Marshall's collected writings, edited by Mark Tushnet. Davies finds important wisdom, in particular, in Marshall's reminiscences -- and notes that the book is instructive in explaining, among other things, why Marshall thought his greatest victory was not Brown v. Board of Education, but rather a lesser known civil rights case.
Friday, Oct. 12, 2001

TREVOR MORRISON
A NEW WORLD ORDER? A REVIEW OF HARDT AND NEGRI'S EMPIRE
FindLaw book reviewer and attorney Trevor Morrison discusses Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's claims, in their recent book Empire, that a new world order of global markets and international institutions is emerging, and that those oppressed by the order must find ways to overcome it. Morrison is skeptical of both the authors' account of American constitutionalism, and their apparent endorsement of Islamic fundamentalism as a revolutionary way to resist the new global Empire.
Friday, Oct. 05, 2001

PAUL FINKELMAN
AN IMPORTANT STUDY OF THE HISTORY AND LAW OF THE ABORTION RIGHTS CONTROVERSY:
A REVIEW OF HULL AND HOFFER'S NEW BOOK ON ROE V. WADE
FindLaw book reviewer, University of Tulsa law professor, and author Paul Finkelman reviews an important recent book on Roe v. Wade. Finkelman discusses the book's surprising factual material on abortion throughout history and the genesis of abortion bans, and comments on the evolution of the case law that resulted in Roe.
Friday, Sept. 28, 2001

DAVID C. LUNDSGAARD
RICHARD POSNER'S TWO CENTS ABOUT FLORIDA 2000:
A REVIEW OF "BREAKING THE DEADLOCK"
FindLaw guest columnist and attorney David Lundsgaard weighs in on judge and author Richard Posner's book on the Bush/Gore election and its legal aftermath. A self-described Posner fan, Lundsgaard offers both criticism and praise for the judge's latest.
Friday, Sept. 14, 2001

RUSSELL D. COVEY
REVENGE EXPLAINED -- AND JUSTIFIED?:
A REVIEW OF PETER FRENCH'S "THE VIRTUES OF VENGEANCE"
FindLaw book reviewer and attorney Russell Covey discusses ethics professor Peter French's recent work "The Virtues of Vengeance." In the course of examining French's views on vigilanteism, Covey also comments on related issues raised by Supreme Court death penalty cases, past and future.
Friday, Sept. 7, 2001

JOANNE MARINER
WAR CRIMINALS AND CONVICTS:
A REVIEW OF STEVEN RATNER AND JASON ABRAMS'S "ACCOUNTABILITY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ATROCITIES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: BEYOND THE NUREMBERG LEGACY"
Human rights advocate and attorney Joanne Mariner reviews Steven Ratner and Jason Abrams's recent book "Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law: Beyond The Nuremberg Legacy," which touches on issues ranging from the trend towards accountability rather than impunity for human rights abuses; to the incoherence of the international legal regime for accountability when viewed as a whole; to the various different mechanisms, both civil and criminal, for punishing human rights violations.
Friday, Aug. 31, 2001

SETH BLOOM
MURDER IN THE HAMPTONS: A REVIEW OF NANCY GEARY'S MYSTERY, "MISFORTUNE"
FindLaw book reviewer Seth Bloom assesses former prosecutor Nancy Geary's new murder mystery, Misfortune -- a novel about the killing of a prominent socialite and member of the Hamptons elite, as investigated by her Assistant D.A. stepdaughter.
Friday, Aug. 24, 2001

SAM WILLIAMSON
PROOF AND HISTORY: A REVIEW OF D.D. GUTTENPLAN'S "THE HOLOCAUST ON TRIAL"
Law clerk and former Marine Sam Williamson weighs in on the merits and flaws of D.D. Guttenplan's "The Holocaust on Trial." Guttenplan's book chronicles the courtroom battle that arose when historian David Irving sued Professor Deborah Lipstadt for labelling him a Holocaust denier. Guttenplan also explains the larger political and historical backdrop that gave the trial a broader significance.
Friday, Aug. 17, 2001

LAURA HODES
VINCENT BUGLIOSI V. THE FIVE JUSTICES OF THE BUSH V. GORE MAJORITY: A REVIEW OF THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICA
Attorney Laura Hodes weighs in on Vincent Bugliosi's recent election book, The Betrayal of America. In the book, the well-known trial lawyer slams the five majority justices in Bush v. Gore, and critiques the performance of David Boies and the rest of the Gore legal team, suggesting alternative tactics that should have been used.
Friday, Aug. 10, 2001

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