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Book awards: American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award

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Pillar of Fire : America in the King Years, 1963-65 by Taylor Branch
The Man Who Rode the Tiger: The Life and Times of Judge Samuel Seabury by Herbert Mitgang1964
Justice on trial; the case of Louis D. Brandeis by A. L. Todd1965
The Self-Inflicted Wound, by Fred P. Graham1971
Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks and Dossiers by Arthur R. Miller1972
In his own image; the Supreme Court in Richard Nixon's America by James F. Simon1974
The appearance of justice by John P. Mackenzie1975
The Morality of Consent by Alexander M. Bickel1976
The Role of the Supreme Court in American Government by Archibald Cox1977
Government by Judiciary by Raoul Berger1978
In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process by A. Leon Higginbotham1979
Our legal heritage : a law-focused education program for young Americans by Russell I Berry1979
Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 2nd Edition by Elder Witt1980
The Process Is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Criminal Court by Malcolm M. Feeley1980
Judge Frank Johnson and Human Rights in Alabama by Tinsley E. Yarbrough1982
The litigious society by Jethro Koller Lieberman1982
Minnesota Rag by Fred W. Friendly1982
Speech and Law in a Free Society by Franklyn Saul Haiman1982
The American Inquisition: Justice and Injustice in the Cold War by Stanley I. Kutler1983
Earl Warren: A Public Life by G. Edward White1983
Groundwork: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights by Genna Rae McNeil1984
Miranda Crime Law Politics by Liva Baker1984
The Constitution: That Delicate Balance by Fred W. Friendly1985
The Nuremberg Trial by Ann Tusa1985
The Federal Courts: Challenge and Reform by Richard A. Posner1986
Ideals, Beliefs, Attitudes, and the Law: Private Law Perspectives on a Public Law Problem (Frank W. Abrams Lectures) by Guido Calabresi1986
The Unpublished Opinions of the Warren Court by Bernard Schwartz1986
Agent Orange on Trial: Mass Toxic Disasters in the Courts, Enlarged Edition by Peter H. Schuck1987
Law's Empire by Ronald Dworkin1987
Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics by David M. O'Brien1987
American Broadcasting and the First Amendment by L. A. Scot Powe1988
The Enduring Constitution: A Bicentennial Perspective by Jethro Koller Lieberman1988
Fighting Faiths: The Abrams Case, The Supreme Court, and Free Speech by Richard Polenberg1988
Chadha: The Story of an Epic Constitutional Struggle by Barbara Hinkson Craig1989
A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial by George P. Fletcher1989
Questioning Authority : Justice and Criminal Law by David L. Bazelon1989
As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America by Teresa A. Sullivan1990
Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America by Ethan Bronner1990
Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes by Laurence Tribe1991
Black in Selma: The Uncommon Life of J.L. Chestnut, Jr. by J. L. Chestnut, Jr.1991
Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965 by Frank R. Parker1991
Bending the Law: The Story of the Dalkon Shield Bankruptcy by Richard B. Sobol1992
The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide by Linda R. Monk1992
In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action by Ellen Alderman1992
Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart1992
The Color-Blind Constitution by Andrew Kull1993
Matters of Principle: An Insider's Account of America's Rejection of Robert Bork's Nomination to the Supreme Court by Mark Gitenstein1993
Turning Right: The Making of the Rehnquist Supreme Court by David G. Savage1993
Crime and Punishment in American History by Lawrence M. Friedman1994
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self by G. Edward White1994
Crusaders in the Courts: How a Dedicated Band of Lawyers Fought for the Civil Rights Revolution by Jack Greenberg1995
The Jury: Trial and Error in the American Courtroom by Stephen J. Adler1995
Abandoned in the Wasteland: Children, Television, & the First Amendment by Newton N. Minow1996
A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr1996
A Year in the Life of the Supreme Court (Constitutional Conflicts) by Rodney A. Smolla1996
The Life of the Law: The People and Cases that Have Shaped Our Society, from King Alfred to Rodney King by Alfred H. Knight1997
Chief Justice: A Biography of Earl Warren by Ed Cray1998
Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism by Mark Curriden2000
An American insurrection : the battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962 by William Doyle2002
Jim Crow's Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision by Peter Irons2003
And the Dead Shall Rise by Steve Oney2004
Black Trials: Citizenship from the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste by Mark S. Weiner2005
America's Constitution: A Biography by Akhil Reed Amar2006
Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power by Joseph Margulies2007
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin2008
Kafka Comes to America: Fighting for Justice in the War on Terror - A Public Defender's Inside Account by Steven T. Wax2009
Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices by Noah Feldman2011
Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History by John Fabian Witt2013
The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay by Jess Bravin2014
Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison by Nell Bernstein2015
Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial by Kenji Yoshino2016
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond2017
Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission by Barry Friedman2018
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss2019

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The overall purpose of the Gavel Awards is to recognize annually eligible entries from communications media that have been exemplary in helping to foster the American public's understanding of the law and the legal system


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