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20 Sep, 2012

LAW MAN Comes to the Supreme Court Community

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I have just the best friends. Last week, a few friends hosted a LAW MAN book party for me at WilmerHale in Washington DC. The event was hosted by WilmerHale Attorneys Seth Waxman and Noah Levine, UW Law Professor (and my ConLaw teacher) Ronald Collins, Davis & Wright Attorney Robert Corn-Revere, and my good friends from […]

13 Sep, 2012

Akhil Amar on Lochner

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I am a great admirer of Akhil Reed Amar’s books The Bill of Rights and America’s Constitution. In fact, all PLF law clerks receive a copy of the latter as part of their assigned reading materials. Amar’s excellence as an expositor of the Constitution lies not just in his familiarity with the source materials of […]

22 Aug, 2012

The Supreme Court Story in LAW MAN

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There are a number of story lines running through my memoir, LAW MAN: criminal justice, love, faith, redemption, and family. But one of the other major story lines, and quite honestly the hook that got the book published, is my story about the Supreme Court.

For those of you unfamiliar with how I became acquainted with […]

19 Aug, 2012

LAW MAN Hits Bookshelves

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I haven’t had much opportunity to blog the past couple of weeks because Annie and I have been busy with book promotion. On August 7th, my memoir LAW MAN: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption landed at bookshelves around the country. And in the past two weeks, Annie and I have been speaking and signing books.

So that is the reason for my absence from the CockleBur.

So far, we have received an amazing response from people that have read LAW MAN. I think the most common reaction is surprise. People expected the story to be good; what they didn’t expect was a story told in a way to keep the pages turning. Many people messaged us to say that they read LAW MAN in 24 or 48 hours, and to an author, there is no greater honor than hearing that.

If you are interested in hearing what people are saying, below I assembled the links to various places that reviewed or discussed LAW MAN.

And thank you to those who read or purchased the book. […]

20 Jul, 2012

The Three Best Places To Read About Law, But Not From A Law Blog

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There are a number of online places to read about law. Blogs are aplenty, as as student-led online law journals. But I tend to enjoy reading about the law from someone who isn’t a practicing lawyer or law professor because I think its important to see law from a bird’s eye view rather than simply […]

6 Jul, 2012

Booklist Reviews Law Man

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Booklist Online is a collection of over 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the experts at the American Library Association. I was excited to learn that a few weeks ago, David Pitt wrote a Booklist Online review of Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption.

At 23, Hopwood […]

7 Apr, 2012

Why Liberals (and Everyone) Should Support Economic Liberty: Jacob Huebert Visits the University of Washington School of Law

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I am a relatively recent convert to the theory of libertarianism. In fact, I didn’t even know I was a libertarian until I started reading economics books, and I realized that the heavy hand of government is not always the best, and rarely the most efficient, way to help people. My first introduction to real […]

20 Feb, 2012

Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption

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Most of you who read the CockleBur frequently know that I have a memoir that Crown/Random House is publishing. Well, we now have a definitive publication date: August 7th. Annie and I will be busy between now and then promoting the book from a number of angles. If major promotional stuff comes up, I will […]

20 Dec, 2011

Book Review: Rehabilitating Lochner

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In the Winter 2012 Independent Review, I review David Bernstein’s Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform. Here’s how it starts:

Few Supreme Court cases receive more scorn in U.S. law schools than Lochner v. New York (198 U.S. 45), the 1905 decision that struck down a New York law […]

15 Dec, 2011

Books I’d Recommend As Holiday Gifts

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The dreaded or longer for holiday season is upon us and many of you are looking for that $25 gift for someone because your family drew names over Thanksgiving. So here are some suggestions for those who enjoy the law and for those that don’t. 

I’ve separated these into subject areas, since if you are giving someone […]