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Author Mandery, Evan J

Title A wild justice : the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America / Evan J. Mandery

Edition First edition
Publisher New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2013]
 Upper Mez.  KF9227.C2 M36 2013    AVAILABLE
Call # KF9227.C2 M36 2013
Description vi, 534 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary 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
Contents An audacious idea -- The most important law firm in America -- Surcease of sorrow -- A near knockout -- To license a laundry, to license a life -- Young lawyers -- Boiling in oil -- Nine law firms -- Whizzer -- Lightning bolts -- A red-letter day -- Sobering up -- Behind the backlash -- Proving deterrence and rationality -- The lion in winter -- The sausage factory -- Taking stock -- The main event -- The center in control -- Postscript : what might have been
Notes Blue Blue, dark
Subject Capital punishment -- United States -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9780393239584 (hbk.)
0393239586 (hbk.)


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