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MARK S. ZAID
HOW A SEA CHANGE IN CIVIL LIABILITY THREATENS TO DROWN THE FIRST AMENDMENT:
A REVIEW OF PROFESSOR ROBERT M. O'Neil'S THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND CIVIL LIABILITY
FindLaw book reviewer, attorney, and James Madison Project Executive Director Mark Zaid assesses University of Virginia professor Robert O'Neil's new book, which contends that in recent years, the prospect of media liability has increased, to the detriment of the First Amendment. Zaid explains, among other points, how recent cases threaten to hold the creators of movies and books responsible if their works are used as "instruction manuals" for violence.
Friday, Dec. 21, 2001

ELAINE CASSEL
REFUSING TO COOPERATE WITH HIS BIOGRAPHER, CLARENCE THOMAS REMAINS AN ENIGMA:
A REVIEW OF ANDREW PEYTON THOMAS'S RECENT WORK ON THE JUSTICE'S LIFE
FindLaw book reviewer, attorney, and author Elaine Cassel finds a recent biography of Justice Clarence Thomas to be sharply reported but frustratingly incomplete. Cassell notes, however, that the biography does include intriguing details about Thomas' religious beliefs, confirmation hearings, and childhood.
Friday, Dec. 14, 2001

MATTHEW HERRINGTON
AN AMBIVALENT ACCOUNT OF NIXON'S SURPRISINGLY GOOD CIVIL RIGHTS RECORD:
A REVIEW OF DEAN KOTLOWSKI'S NIXON'S CIVIL RIGHTS
FindLaw book reviewer and attorney Matthew Herrington assesses Dean Kotlowski's recent historical work, Nixon's Civil Rights. Herrington praises Kotlowski's scholarship and research, but notes his ambivalence about praising Nixon, even when praise is due, for his civil rights advances.
Friday, Dec. 07, 2001

DAVID DORSEN
LEARNING ABOUT RUBY RIDGE, WACO, AND THE FBI'S ANTI-TERRORISM AGENTS:
A REVIEW OF CHRISTOPHER WHITCOMB'S COLD ZERO: INSIDE THE FBI HOSTAGE RESCUE TEAM
Attorney, Georgetown law professor, and Duke public policy professor David Dorsen reviews former FBI agent Christopher Whitcomb's insider account of Ruby Ridge, Waco, and the training for, and toll of, being part of the FBI's hostage rescue team. Dorsen notes that this team should interest us now more than ever, as one of their specialities is anti-terrorism.
Friday, Nov. 30, 2001

SONIA KUMARI KATYAL
PRIVATE PROPERTY, THE PUBLIC USE OF CREATIVITY, AND THE INTERNET:
A REVIEW OF LAWRENCE LESSIG'S THE FUTURE OF IDEAS
Intellectual property attorney Sonia Kumari Katyal discusses Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig's new book, The Future of Ideas. Lessig -- a pioneer in exploring how the Internet may, and should, change intellectual property law -- discusses in his book the open source movement and other movements that challenge the idea that intellectual property should always be private property.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001

BARTON ARONSON
A RARE ACCOUNT OF A JURY'S INNER WORKINGS:
A REVIEW OF D. GRAHAM BURNETT'S A TRIAL BY JURY
FindLaw columnist and federal prosecutor Bart Aronson reviews a recent book about one foreman's jury service on a murder case. Aronson explains why accounts of jury deliberation are now so rare, and explains the insights and limitations to be found in this one.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001

ROGER CLEGG
ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS, BUT NOT ALL THAT'S FIT TO PRINT:
A REVIEW OF WILLIAM MCGOWAN'S COLORING THE NEWS
FindLaw book reviewer and general counsel to the Center for Equal Opportunity Roger Clegg reviews William McGowan's recent book, Coloring the News: How Crusading for Diversity Has Corrupted American Journalism. McGowan has assembled evidence suggesting that coverage on issues such as racism, ethnicity, and gender are often either slanted or marked by important omissions.
Friday, Nov. 16, 2001

JOEL ZAND
WOULD YOU PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE FOR THE FIRM, THE CLIENT, NEITHER OR BOTH?
A REVIEW OF PHILLIP MARGOLIN'S THE ASSOCIATE
FindLaw book reviewer, and attorney Joel Zand reviews Phillip Margolin's legal thriller, The Associate. The Associate shows why, for one young attorney, a strong work ethic might be fatal.
Friday, Nov. 09, 2001

EDWARD LAZARUS
TELLING THE STORY OF JUSTICE REHNQUIST'S NOMINATION:
A REVIEW OF JOHN DEAN'S THE REHNQUIST CHOICE
FindLaw columnist and book reviewer Edward Lazarus discusses John Dean's recent book on President Richard Nixon's decision to nominate William Rehnquist to the Supreme Court. Lazarus weighs in on both how the book adds to the historical record, and what it tells us about Rehnquist's character.
Friday, Nov. 02, 2001

DAVID C. LUNDSGAARD
THE STAIN ON AMERICAN LIBERAL DEMOCRACY:
A REVIEW OF BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT: FDR AND THE INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE AMERICANS
FindLaw book reviewer and attorney David Lundsgaard assesses Greg Robinson's recent book, By Order of the President, which discusses President Franklin D. Roosevelt's involvement in, and responsibility for, the military orders that led to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Lundsgaard surveys the book's answers to the question of how a President known for being exceptionally humane could nevertheless have been involved in the internment orders; notes why the book is more timely now than ever; and raises an important topic that the book omits, but should have included.
Friday, Oct. 26, 2001

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