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Justice in the Age of Judgment: From Amanda Knox to Kyle Rittenhouse and the Battle for Due Process in the Digital Age


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Tantalizing headlines ring true but are they? Pulling back the curtain, and cutting through lies, this five-star read is not to be missed!

Anne Bremner is a woman you will want to have in your corner! She has covered some of the most recognized court cases of our time. While her name may not be a household one, you most likely have seen her coverage, analysis, and truth-telling amid media sensationalism as it pertains to real people whose lives have been on the line as they await a judge and jury's decision about their guilt or innocence.

Anne cuts through the noise with the truth that anyone with ears to listen can detect and glean fact from the fiction spewed by those who are not in the know but who desperately want to be. People seek out names for themselves in the most peculiar ways, often in the form of abuses of power with self-seeking agendas. It takes people like Anne to pierce the darkness of lies that suit to promote peoples' ideal narratives to bring about the light of truth.

I appreciated that although Amanda Knox's Italian court case held center stage throughout the pages of this book, other popular and public cases that were tried as much in the media as they were in court were also given ample space to be broken down into pieces that anyone could follow and understand. What did legal teams get right, and what did they get wrong as they learned to navigate the attention of the peoples' opinions that attempted to engulf all reason and wrest the cases away from them?

Anne is a good lawyer who has learned how to utilize the media to become even better. To not just be a "skirt" when deemed necessary or advantageous but also to utilize her knowledge and skill to adapt, change, and grow as the world has turned. The law is the law, right is right, and wrong is wrong, but sifting through the winds of change that the court of public opinion has wrought is a storm that must be addressed. Anne and her brother, Doug, successfully do just that throughout the pages of this book.

The lives of Anne and Doug are well-lived. They continue to use their power and prowess for good; may the good Lord's blessings be upon them! With accessible words, engaging chapters, and law both in the United States and abroad, in Italy, thoroughly explained in a manner that's intriguing and pulls the reader in throughout the pages of this book; never dull but with a tone just right, what is there not to like?

This book is different than anything you have ever read before! A timely work written by diligent professionals, perfectly edited, and carefully plotted out to explain a multitude of timelines and cases, this book truly is a work of law-filled art that all should read.

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About the author

Psychiatrist, researcher, writer, and professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Bremner is a world leader in research in the field of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and memory and is author of best-selling books including Does Stress Damage the Brain? and Before You Take That Pill. view profile

Published on November 07, 2022

Published by Skyhorse

80000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: True Crime

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