Two veteran journalists profile landmark supreme court decisions on the death penalty taking readers back to the crime scenes presenting the very human stories of those victimized by brutal crime and those responsible for it and tracing the cases to their final conclusion either in the courtroom or the execution chamber. The book not only pulls back the curtain on supreme court secrecy but provides revealing links between landmark capital punishment cases and the lethal crimes at their root for the first time the rhetoric and measured legal arguments weighed by the supreme court are contrasted with the very human stories of those victimized by brutal crime . It blended the stories of behind the crime with the court cases the crimes led to in a way that makes for a very interesting read it manages to avoid the boring over technical trap many books about the supreme court often fall into so someone with no legal knowledge can enjoy this book as well. Compare cheapest textbook prices for murder at the supreme court lethal crimes and landmark cases martin clancy 9781616146481 find the lowest prices on slugbooks find the lowest prices on slugbooks. In the united states landmark court decisions come most frequently from the supreme court united states courts of appeals may also make such decisions particularly if the supreme court chooses not to review the case or if it adopts the holding of the lower court such as in smith v
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