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Spinning the law trying cases in the court of public opinion by Kendall Coffey

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Published by Prometheus Books in Amherst, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Mass media and public opinion,
  • Public relations and law,
  • Free press and fair trial

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementKendall Coffey ; foreword by Alan M. Dershowitz
LC ClassificationsKF390.5.P8 C64 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination404 p. :
Number of Pages404
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24991057M
ISBN 109781616142100
LC Control Number2010020538

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Coffey is knowledgeable about the nuances of spin, but his flippant style, although often entertaining, can be out of sync with the sordid cases and the often offensive and borderline ethical. Spinning the Law | This behind-the-scenes analysis of media strategies used by attorneys in major courtroom battlespresents an intriguing, often entertaining curriculum that they do not teach in law school or journalism classes. He begins with an historic election fraud trial, relying on his personal experience with the basics of law spin. He then guides the reader through an abbreviated, engrossing tour of spinning cases through the ages--including Socrates and Joan of Arc, as well as the Charles Lindbergh kidnapping Edition: His new book “Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion” is becoming popular among lawyers, media persons, journalists, and the general public. Here is an example review of Kendall Coffey’s book “Spinning the Law”.