The following new books about the legal system are available at the Shawnee Branch of the Allen County Public Library.
Supreme Court Decisions by Jay M. Feinman
A review of key decisions on issues such as freedom of speech and religion.
Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox by Raffaele Sollecito with Andrew Gumbel
A recounting of the mistakes made by the Italian police and court system as they methodically mishandled the murder of a British student.
The Injustice System: A Murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong by Clive Stafford Smith
The author maintains that a system set on finding someone guilty, rather than finding the right person, has kept an innocent man in prison in Florida since 1986.
Becoming a U.S. Citizen: A Guide to the Law, Exam and Interview by Ilona M. Bray
The steps one needs to take toward citizenship – including information on who qualifies, how to fill out forms, studying for the citizenship test and advice on the interview process.
If Your Back’s not Bent: The Role of the Citizenship Education Program in the Civil Rights Movement by Dorothy F. Cotton
A member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference explains how her work helped inform and organize the movement that challenged the social and legal systems.
Conning Harvard: Adam Wheeler, the Con Artist Who Faked His Way into the Ivy League by Julie Zauzmer
Opportunities to cheat abound in this age of easy access to technology. The author describes this book as a cautionary tale for anyone who might be considering it.