In the Interest of Justice Great Opening and Closing Arguments of the Last 100 Years

ISBN-10: 0060509678
ISBN-13: 9780060509675
Edition: N/A
Authors: Joel Seidemann
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Description: This rich and rewarding volume collects more than two dozen of the most memorable opening and closing arguments made by top prosecutors and defense attorneys of the last one hundred years. Carefully selected to explore every major aspect and  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This rich and rewarding volume collects more than two dozen of the most memorable opening and closing arguments made by top prosecutors and defense attorneys of the last one hundred years. Carefully selected to explore every major aspect and challenge of the legal process, these speeches highlight the tactics and strategies, colorful language, and stirring rhetoric that lawyers use to win judge and jury to their side. With a shrewd eye for courtroom stratagems and a keen understanding of the social currents that shape them, Manhattan assistant district attorney Joel Seidemann introduces and illuminates each speech from an insider's perspective. Arguments from landmark trials are included to reveal the smartest tricks of the trial lawyer's trade and demonstrate the power of an impassioned presentation to tip the scales toward the fulfillment of justice.

Joel J. Seidemann has been assistant district attorney for New York County since May 1982, and since 1989 has been senior trial counsel responsible for trying murder cases and other serious and complex crimes. He has been adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Pace University School of Law since 1995, and was named Pace's Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year in 1999.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Tale of Two Verdicts: The O. J. Simpson Case
Celebrity Crime in the Spotlight: Marv Albert and Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs on trial
The Green Beret Doctor of Death: The United States of America v. Jeffrey Macdonald
When Criminals Crave the Limelight: Three Defendants Defend Themselves
Street-Crime Sorrows: Sentencing Speeches for Forgotten Victims
An Uphill Battle: The Case Against the Subway Vigilante
In the Name of 6 Million: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
A Victim of the War on Crime: The Amadou Diallo Case
A War of the Worldviews: The State of Tennessee v. John Scopes
A Confederacy of Dunces: The United States of America v. Martha Stewart
An Epic Affair: Bill Clinton Makes History
The Silkwood Mystery: The Estate of Karen Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Corporation
Carnage in Oklahoma: The United States of America v. Timothy McVeigh
A Mother's Nightmare: Augustin Ballinas v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
High Times and Nepotism at the Koch Court: The United States of America v. Bess Myerson, Andy Capasso and Hortense Gabel
Conclusion
Sources
Index

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