The Author reviews THE HANGING JUDGE, by Michael A. Ponsor, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2013. Ponsor provides a notable, fictionalized account of the federal criminal system. He uses an imagined death penalty trial to explore themes including issues of race, prosecutorial ambition, and harsh drug sentences. THE HANGING JUDGE’s textured depiction of the legal system makes it particularly appropriate for classroom discussion in courses such as Professional Responsibility and Criminal Procedure.
Giovanna Shay, BOOK REVIEW: AMERICAN JERICHO: A BOOK REVIEW OF THE HANGING JUDGE BY MICHAEL A. PONSOR, 36 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 195 (2014), https://digitalcommons.law.wne.edu/lawreview/vol36/iss3/1