Meticulously researched and annotated a wild justice is a compelling and thoroughly convincing account of the struggles surrounding capital punishment in america both in society and within the supreme court itself. For two hundred years the constitutionality of capital punishment had been axiomatic but in 1962 justice arthur goldberg and his clerk alan dershowitz dared to suggest otherwise launching an underfunded band of civil rights attorneys on a quixotic crusade. The death and resurrection of capital punishment in america evan j mandery author the justices nearly everyone including the justices themselves believed furman would mean the end of executions in america a wild justice is an extraordinary behind the scenes look at the court . A wild justice the death and resurrection of capital punishment in america by evan j mandery new york times book review editors choice drawing on never before published original source detail the epic story of two of the most consequential and largely forgotten moments in supreme court history. A wild justice npr coverage of a wild justice the death and resurrection of capital punishment in america by evan j mandery news author interviews critics picks and more
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