Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age

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Little, Brown, 2002 - Law - 550 pages
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Alan Dershowitz has been involved with so many high profile cases, and has written persuasively about so many issues, that it's sometimes hard to remember that he is, at heart, a legal scholar. He was the youngest professor ever to be given tenure at Harvard Law School. For decades he has been a crusader for civil liberties, often at the forefront of the most important legal debates and trials in the past few decades. With "Shouting Fire", Dershowitz returns to what he knows best and cares about most. A personal selection of his best and most provocative writings on rights, "Shouting Fire" covers a vast spectrum of civil liberties issues -- everything from the right to choice to the separation between church and state to the Holocaust and its long shadows. But also here, for the first time, is Dershowitz's surprising and brilliantly creative philosophy of rights, an innovative approach developed over nearly four decades and which is sure to cause controversy.

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Attorney and bestselling author Alan M. Dershowitz was first in his class at Yale Law School. Dershowitz was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Law School. He is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University. He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. Dershowitz has represented many controversial clients, including O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley and Patricia Hearst. His books include Reasonable Doubt (about the O. J. Simpson trial) and Sexual McCarthyism: Clinton, Starr, and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis.

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