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OPENING ARGUMENTS: A Young Lawyer's First Case: United States v. Oliver L. North

Toobin, Jeffrey

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ISBN 10: 0670837032 / ISBN 13: 9780670837038
Published by Viking Penguin, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Title: OPENING ARGUMENTS: A Young Lawyer's First ...

Publisher: Viking Penguin, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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In January of 1987 Jeffrey Toobin is fresh out of Harvard Law School, and appointed the youngest lawyer on Special Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh's team to investigate and try the leading figure in the Iran-Contra affair--Oliver North. For twenty-eight thrilling months, Toobin served on Walsh's staff and came of age into his profession. Toobin's first book and immersive account of that period is the story of a young man's awakening to the realities of law and a policial, legal and moral drama on a grand stage. Through this defining case of the 1980s--which featured obstruction of justice, diversion of funds, and personal corruption--Opening Arguments shows the judicial process at work. The Congressional Iran-Contra committees granted the key figures of the trial immunity, so Toobin and his colleagues had to work in the dark, without accesss to newspapers or television for weeks at a time. The Reagan Justice Department provided difficulties too. On page after page, Toobin illuminates these b

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