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5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling, easy reading story of major courtroom battles, 27 May 1999
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This review is from: The Justice Game (Paperback)
Geoffrey Robertson has defended many freedoms in his career with the law, including Oz obscenity trial, Matrixx Churchill trial. He specialises, for this book at least, in doing battle with the UK government who are extraordinarily defensive - and prepared to manipulate the law if necessary. Super read - no legal jargon, no knowledge of the law necessary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Legal stories everyone must know, 30 Jun 1999
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I approached this book with a predisposition to dislike. The blurb on the back suggested that the only law that matters is that which involves human rights (ie, criminal and public law). As a commercial lawyer through and through, my pride was a little offended! Nevertheless, I absolutely loved this book. All these cases involve facts which must be told to anyone who cares about democracy and the avoidance of corruption. The truth these stories reveal, and the lessons we should learn from them, should never be forgotten.
The author is not at all concerned with enhancing his reputation. Yet it is impossible not to be impressed by the fact that Mr Robertson has been involved in cases of crucial importance to democracy and justice in Britain and around the world in the last 20 years. It is also impossible to deny the tremendous intelligence and ability of this Australian lawyer.
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8 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent memoir/meditation on law, 16 Aug 2001
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This excellent book is many things -- a gripping memoir of legal battles for civil liberties and a meditation on the nature of law, litigation, and the role of the judiciary in constitutional government. I only wish that this book was more widely available in the United States; I would assign it in my Law & Literature course without hesitation.
One reviewer does the book an inadvetent disservice by analogizing it to the novels of John Grisham -- it's both far better written and far more profound and thought-provoking. And it has the added merit of being true...
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The Justice Game by Geoffrey Robertson (Paperback - 4 Feb 1999)
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