Then Comes Marriage is both an amazing look behind the scenes of the United States vs Windsor case against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and also an incredibly touching look at the lives of Edie Windsor and her spouse of 44 years, Thea Spyer. Roberta (Robbie) Kaplan, who fought the case from 2009 until it's eventual success before the Supreme Court in 2013, lays bare the framework that became the basis of her argument and shows the sometimes grueling process of working such a complex case through the system in a timely manner. Her wit and humor will make you laugh and keep you hooked and Edie and Thea's story will make you reflect on life and what it means to truly love.

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By Roberta Kaplan, Edie Windsor (Foreword by), Lisa Dickey (With)
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ISBN: 9780393248678
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 5th, 2015

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By Roberta Kaplan, Edie Windsor (Foreword by), Lisa Dickey (With)
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ISBN: 9780393353365
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 25th, 2016

Founder of The Equal Justice Initiative in 1989, lawyer Bryan Stevenson specializes in defending the poor, the socially disadvantaged, and minors; he has presented landmark cases before the Supreme Court five times, and worked successfully to abolish mandatory life sentences for children. He recounts his career in Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau $28), and this story is as much that of the people he defends and befriends (especially his early experience working with Walter McMillian, wrongly convicted of murder and awaiting his end on death row when Stevenson intervened), as it is the account of his own impoverished childhood, his family tragedies (his great-grandparents were slaves; his grandfather was killed in a Philadelphia housing project), his academic success, and rise to national prominence. This book is urgent, passionate, and civilized; a guided tour of the darkest corners of our justice system, it also points the way to a better future.

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ISBN: 9780812994520
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Published: One World - October 21st, 2014

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ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

Snigdha Prakash, author of All the Justice Money Can Buy, is a friend and a regular patron of both the bookstore and the coffeehouse. When she told me she had written a book, I said, “Great! When I can read it?” When I saw it was an account of personal injury litigation between Big Pharma (in this case, Merck) and survivors’ families, my heart sank. Yet as soon as I began reading, I was caught up in the drama and conflict of this story of outsize personalities, big money and the fascinating but infuriating process of tort law. Irrespective of whether you are already interested in law or big business, All the Justice Money Can Buy is a great book for anyone who loves a great story well told. Reminiscent of A Civil Action, it is more than a mere legal drama, it is a compelling non-fiction narrative and a great story.
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ISBN: 9781607146308
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Published: Kaplan Publishing - June 7th, 2011

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