Books & Books Event with former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida

Kendall Coffey – Spinning the Law

Mon, 10/25/2010 – 6:30pm

Kendall Coffey, former U.S. Attorney for South Florida and a widely recognized legal commentator – representing Al Gore and Elian Gonzalez, to name a few – offers an engrossing exposé of the central place media spin has come to hold in the American system of justice inSpinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion (Prometheus Books, $26).  Spinning the Law draws on Coffey’s extensive experience as a witness and participant in the growing importance of winning in the court of public opinion, and also provides an entertaining look at spin in famous trials through the ages, from Socrates to Joan of Arc, from Aaron Burr to the Lindbergh kidnapping. A behind-the-scenes analysis of media strategies not taught in law school or journalism classes, this collection of entertaining examples and explanations makes for ideal reading for everyone fascinated by celebrity legal problems.


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