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And Justice for Some: An Expose of the Lawyers and Judges Who Let…

by Wendy Murphy

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I know nothing about Wendy Murphy or her alleged role in the Duke Lacross case so I will have to judge this book on its own merits.

I agreed with much that the author had to say. There should be rights for victims and we should have as much (more even) sympathy for victims than we do for those accused of harming others. I think it would be hard for anyone to argue otherwise. However, I found much of the actual writing in this book to be lacking. The author spent a lot of time on her soapbox and much less time detailing actual examples or telling any stories. I think some lessons in story telling would help the author become a better writer.

Overall, it was a decent book with some good ideas but the weak writing left something to be desired. ( )
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When Wendy Murphy was a young prosecutor, she learned that the deck is stacked in favor of criminal defendants. Between their arrest and (potential) conviction, murderers, rapists, and drug dealers get more than a fair shake-they get an unfair advantage, often at the expense of their victims. In many states, for instance, defendants can subpoena a victim's private medical and counseling files without any justification. They can threaten victims with brutal cross-examinations if they dare to testify. They can put on "dog and pony show" defenses that have nothing to do with the truth-and even lie under oath with virtually no risk of being prosecuted for perjury. These kinds of injustices make Murphy fighting mad. She's made it her mission to help the victims who get the least protection from our twisted legal system. And in her first book, she guides readers through one horror story after another about judges and lawyers who bend over backward to let the worst offenders go free. You'll meet judges who unapologetically declare that they care more about their liberal ideology than about the pain and suffering of abuse victims; judges who let child molesters walk free because they're "too frail" to go to prison; defense attorneys who take big money from wealthy child molesters, then twist the Bill of Rights beyond recognition; and even a few prosecutors who go easy on criminals for their own selfish reasons. Murphy's true stories will shock you, but they will also inspire you to join the fight for a more rational system. This is an important book that is sure to infuriate America's legal establishment.… (more)

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