Power to hurt: inside a judge's chambers: sexual assault, corruption, and the ultimate reversal of justice for women

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HarperCollins Publishers, Mar 1, 1996 - Law - 374 pages
The author of the New York Times bestseller Murder in Little Egypt once again brings his narrative skill to bear on a fightening tale of evil--the story of the investigation, trial, conviction, and recent release from prison of David Lanier, a Tennessee judge accused of harassing, abusing, and, in at least one case, raping local women for years. of photos.

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POWER TO HURT: Justice Served and Defeated

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A horrific tale of rape and sexual abuse committed in a judge's chambers, recounted with plenty of tears and barbecue sauce by journalist/novelist O'Brien (A Dark and Bloody Ground, 1993, etc.). There ... Read full review


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An essayist for The New Yorker and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ernest Hemingway Award.