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To the millions of Americans who followed the O.J. Simpson case with rapt attention, one figure stood out: Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. But behind the man in the media is a life spent in the trenches of the American legal system, fighting not just for clients as high profile as O.J., but for individuals whose voices are too often silenced.
In JOURNEY TO JUSTICE, Johnnie Cochran illuminates the odyssey that led him from a small, rented home shared with his extended family in Louisiana to Judge Lance Ito's courtroom. Cochran's legal career includes landmark decisions against official misconduct within the criminal justice system--including a record 9.4-million-dollar jury verdict he won for a thirteen-year-old Latina girl molested by a uniformed LAPD officer. And as the number three deputy district attorney in Los Angeles, he helped initiate the Roll Out program requiring DAs to investigate police shootings at the scene.
Here is the man behind the sound bites, representing such diverse clients as Michael Jackson, Reginald Denny, and former Black Panther Geronimo Pratt (his most bitter loss). Here the man whom many of his colleagues describe as the trial attorney of the century turns his probing intelligence to the most urgent social questions of our day--from race, to family, to the Constitution.
Title: Journey to Justice
Categories: Lawyers & Judges,
Publisher: One World/Ballantine: 1996-09-30
ISBN Number: 0345405838
ISBN Number 13: 9780345405838
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Item: 30.00 Item
Seller ID: 022619
Description: HB with DJ. DJ with light edge rubbing but complete bright and sound. Boards and interior are clean and solid.