The People's Advocate

The People's Advocate

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The Peoplea€™s Advocate is the autobiography of American Constitutional Trial Attorney Daniel Sheehan. Sheehan traces his personal journey from his working-class roots through Harvard Law School and his initial career in private practice. His early disenchantment led to his return for further study at Harvard Divinity School, and rethinking the nature of his career. Eventually his role as President and Chief Trial Counselor for the famous Washington, D.C.-based Christic Institute would help define his role as Americaa€™s preeminent cause lawyer. In The Peoplea€™s Advocate, Sheehan details a€œthe inside storya€ of over a dozen historically significant American legal cases of the 20th Century, all of which he litigated. The remarkable cases covered in the book include both The Pentagon Papers Case in 1971 and The Watergate Burglary Case in 1973. In addition, Sheehan served as the Chief Attorney on The Karen Silkwood Case in 1976, which additionally revealed the C.I.A.a€™s Israeli Desk had been smuggling 98% bomb-grade plutonium to the State of Israel and to Iran. In 1984, he was the Chief Trial Counsel on The American Sanctuary Movement Case, establishing the right of American church workers to provide assistance to Central American political refugees fleeing Guatemalan and Salvadorian a€œdeath squads.a€ His involvement with the sanctuary movement ultimately led to Sheehana€™s famous Iran/Contra Federal Civil Racketeering Case against the Reagan/Bush Administration, which he investigated, initiated, filed, and then litigated. The resulting a€œIran/Contra Scandala€ nearly brought down that Administration, leading Congress to consider the impeachment over a dozen of the top-ranking officials of the Reagan/Bush Administration. The Peoplea€™s Advocate is the a€œreal storya€ of these and many other historic American cases, told from the unique point of view of a central lawyer.He would not have anything to do with assigning a passing grade to my essay, however, which he considered to be a a€œbroadside against ... piece of writing, a€ sohelet my junior honors tutoract asthethird grader, who gaveme an A. Harvard College had what we called a€œShopping Week. ... As had beenthe case with Arthur Maassa#39;sclass, Iwas determined to answer all of the essay questions andwrite all of myanbsp;...

Title:The People's Advocate
Author:Daniel Sheehan
Publisher:Counterpoint Press - 2013-12-13


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