Review: Spinning The Law – Kendall Coffey

Hardcover: 404 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books (September 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781616142100
ISBN-13: 978-1616142100
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Have you ever sat and wondered about all those famous trials, and what goes on with the Media. This book gives you an insight into some of the biggies. ELian Gonzales, O.J. Simpson, Bush V. Gore, Michael Jackson, all and more are covered within the pages of this book. But what is spinning the law, quite simply it’s using the public opinion to affect the outcome of trials. An example is during the O.J. Simpson trial, Jeffrey Toobin, acting on a casual remark by Alan Dershowtiz, researched Mark Furhman, and discovered that Fuhrman claimed that working around minorities caused him stress, and more or less led to him being a racist.

Another example is they would instruct the family of Elizan Gonzalez into how to behave on and off camera, and even to take sleeping pills and get a good nights sleep if they needed to.

I thought the book was a very interesting look into the Law and into specific cases that have stood out within my memory. If you are a legal junkie, or just want a good look at how the lawyers manipulate the public and the media, then check out this book, I think you’d enjoy it.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Rubyna at FSB Associates for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.