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Lithwick, Dahlia

 

ISBN 9780525561408, 0525561404
Trade Paperback | 368 pages

 

The instant New York Times bestseller from one of the nation’s foremost legal commentators, which tells the gripping and heroic story of the women lawyers who fought the racism, sexism, and xenophobia of Donald Trump’s presidency—and won

After the sudden shock of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016, many Americans felt lost and uncertain. It was clear he and his administration were going to pursue a series of retrograde, devastating policies. What could be done?

Immediately, women lawyers all around the country, independently of each other, sprang into action. They weren’t going to stand by in the face of injustice, while Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the Republican party did everything in their power to remake the judiciary in their own conservative image. Over the next four years, the women worked tirelessly to hold the line against the most chaotic and malign presidency in living memory. There was Sally Yates, the acting attorney general of the United States, who refused to sign off on the Muslim travel ban. And Becca Heller, the founder of a refugee assistance program, who brought the fight over the travel ban to the airports. And Roberta Kaplan, the famed commercial litigator, who sued the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. And, of course, Stacey Abrams, whose efforts to protect the voting rights of millions of Georgians may well have been what won the Senate for the Democrats in 2020.

These are just a handful of the stories dramatized in Lady Justice, a brand-new and deeply inspiring account of the Trump years from Dahlia Lithwick, one of the nation's foremost legal commentators. With unparalleled access to her subjects, she has written a luminous book, not about the villains of the Trump years but about the heroes. And as the country reckons with the aftermath of that administration, including a Supreme Court majority that has overturned Roe v. Wade, Lithwick exposes not only the major consequences of such a decision, but issues a clarion call to all to join the fight. A celebration of the tireless efforts, legal ingenuity, and indefatigable spirit of the women whose work all too often went unrecognized at the time, Lady Justice is destined to be treasured and passed from hand to hand for generations to come, not just among lawyers and law students, but among all optimistic and hopeful Americans.

Lady Justice (Paperback)

SKU: 9780525561408
$19.00Price
Expected to ship September 19, 2023
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