The Roundtable
11:45 am
Tue April 23, 2013

"Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works … and Sometimes Doesn’t"

  In the new book Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works … and Sometimes Doesn’t, Mark Geragos and Pat Harris, two of America’s leading criminal defense attorneys, take readers inside some of the most compelling and sensational trials of the past 20 years.

They have worked on cases that involved celebrities (Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Winona Ryder, Mike Tyson) and on cases that have made ordinary people into celebrities (Susan McDougal, Scott Peterson, Gary Condit).

Going behind the legal scenes, Geragos and Harris assess the dramatic changes that have occurred in our judicial system. They say the system is heavily weighted toward the prosecution and this imbalance has resulted in overcrowded jails, judges who waver on the bench and D.A.s who jail innocent people.

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