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Injustice: Life and Death in the Courtrooms of America Paperback – 22 Aug 2013
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"True stories of wrongful convictions are by their nature utterly compelling. In Injustice, Clive Stafford Smith details a spectacular example of a bogus conviction, and the many lives ruined by it...A superbly written account of only one case, but one of thousands." (John Grisham)
"Clive Stafford Smith is an extraordinary lawyer, but he is also a great storyteller and his account of the Kris Maharaj death row case is a powerful thriller, beautifully told." (Helena Kennedy Q.C.)
"Stafford Smith is a true hero and this book helps explain why." (Jon Ronson)
"If you believe in the death penalty, read this book. It will change your mind and change your life. A book that zaps through you at 2,000 volts – just like the current used to execute a man in the electric chair." (Susan Hill)
"An empowering read for anyone who cares about the humane implementation of justice - no matter where it is." (Colin Firth)
A man wrongly convicted of murder, a crusading lawyer determined to overturn the death penalty and an investigation that reveals corruption at every turn. This remarkable book reads like a page-turning detective story, with one crucial difference: can we be sure that justice will be served?See all Product description
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Kris has been the fall guy for everyone but in true American fashion the tanks as usual cannot accept the fact or admit it.
Where is democracy now Mr Obama, a man who should have access to funds cannot get access to defend himself, his lawyer is made to suffer with his client. I salute Clive Stafford Smith for keeping with it. I read this book after seeing Krishna Maharaj's plight on TV .
Surely, Americans are not that thick and they can see the case for what it really is? I hope and pray he comes out of prison while he is alive otherwise American judiciary have the blood of an innocent man on there hands putting them in the dock!
The law applied in the uk i think would on the evidence provided have cleared Kris Maharaj of the charge of murder
The law applied in the different states of the USA has left this man languishing on death row.
The author has explained these differences in great detail using his personal expertise in the British legal system.
I still remember watching. "Fourteen days in May" documentary, in my mid teens, when he tried, but failed, to save a young man from the gas chamber. It doesn't seem an awful lot has changed since then in terms of legal processes. For example how can a legal system in a free and democratic system allow a judge to rule that "yes the defence lawyer did fall asleep during the trial but not during important moments"!! Just one of the main examples that Clive highlights but he also goes into the underpinning philosophy of the legal system to try to explain why such ridicoulos moments can occur.
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