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December 27, 2022

#Non-fiction Lady Justice

by NancyElin


Lady Justice Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America by Dahlia Lithwick by Dahlia Lithwick Dahlia Lithwick

Finish date: December 2022
Genre: non-fiction
Rating: C
Review: Lady Justice (ISBN: 9780525561385)


Good news: Ms Dahlia Lithwick can write!
She is a senior editor at SLATE magazine and contributing editor at Newsweek magazine.


Good news: It is time to learn about how women and their struggle to survive in the judiciary. You see then often in corporate suits, confident in the courtroom…but there is an entire network of lawyers, clerks, judges that chose to look away when confronted with #MeToo issues in the workroom. I learned about a well known secret in among the legals: Judge Kozinski was a sexual predator.


Good news: The rest of the book highlights many women who are impressive lawyers: Sally Yates – Robbie Kaplan — Brigitte Amiri — Vanita Gupta – Stacey Abrams — Nina Perales.


Bad news: There were chapters that do not click with me. It was a combination of the topic (did not really interest me) or the subject matter has been in the news already. Chapters 1-2-4-7-8 were excellent. 50% of the book failed to impress me.


Personal: Ch 8: This was the best chapter.  It was Ms Lithwick’s description about what happened during Kavanaugh’s hearing to appointment him to the Supreme Court. It was a fact finding process that …actually OBSCURED the facts… just a TV show pretending to be a legal process.

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