Storming the Court: How a Band of Law Students Fought the President--and Won

Storming the Court: How a Band of Law Students Fought the President--and Won by Brandt Goldstein 1416535152 9781416535157
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In 1992, three hundred innocent Haitian men, women, and children who had qualified for political asylum in the United States were detained at Guantnamo Bay, Cuba -- and told they might never be freed. Charismatic democracy activist Yvonne Pascal and her fellow refugees had no contact with the outside world, no lawyers, and no hope . . . until a group of inspired Yale Law School students vowed to free them. Pitting the students and their untested professor Harold Koh against Kenneth Starr, the Justice Department, the Pentagon, and Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, this real-life legal thriller takes the reader from the halls of Yale and the federal courts of New York to the slums of Port-au-Prince and the windswept hills of Guantnamo Bay and ultimately to the U.S. Supreme Court. Written with grace and passion,Storming the Courtcaptures the emotional highs and despairing lows of a legal education like no other -- a high-stakes courtroom campaign against the White House in the name of the greatest of American values: freedom.

Author: Brandt Goldstein

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 384

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2006-12-12


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