Indefensible by David Feige
One Lawyer's Journey into the Inferno of American Justice

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Full of black comedy and outrage, unforgettable characters and situations, INDEFENSIBLE puts a human face on the terrifying systemic failures that make American criminal justice the dirty little secret of our time.

In the span of a single day we meet murderers and misdemeanants, loutish lawyers, and vindictive judges. We race from courtroom to courtroom, judge to judge, and defendant to defendant, in a shocking behind-the-scenes look at big city justice as it really happens.
 

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Published June 3, 2006 by Little, Brown and Company/David Feige. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The author demonstrates the skill required in plea-bargaining, in which a price is negotiated for every crime and why “motion practice”—the submission of heaps of paper so assiduously practiced by private white-shoe litigators—is a different matter for the Bronx Defenders, who must react quickly ...

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For example, when he has one murder client testify before a grand jury, Feige leaves the impression that either he questioned his client in the proceeding (something the law prohibits) or that the prosecuting attorney followed the defense script for the case.

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Yet in this fascinating account of a day in his life as a Bronx court-appointed defense attorney, David Feige makes a persuasive case for the nobility of representing both crooks and the more-than-occasional innocent person caught up in the system — like the guy convicted of sexual assault by ...

Jun 02 2006 | Read Full Review of Indefensible: One Lawyer's Jo...

Slate

In the wake of Garner’s death, Patrick Lynch, the head of New York City’s Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, criticized the the man who videotaped the incident, claiming he was “demonizing the good work of police officers.” So it is no surprise that Lynch has also insisted that “there is simply ...

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