Jul
01

Tim Moynahan On Taking Back The Courts

Tim Moynahan has been practicing law longer than many readers of this post have been alive. He's a hero of mine, and so I asked him to read my new book, Taking Back the Courts. Here is his take. I hope it inspires you to read the book, which available at Amazon.com.

"One of Norm Pattis’ heroes, Clarence Darrow  remarked, “Inside every lawyer is a wreck of a poet.”Read this book! It possesses the lyricism of a sensitive and learned intellect, the unembellished integrity of a seeker of  fundamental fairness and equality before the bar of justice and it heartily expounds a criticism of our justice system that is always constructive , sometimes excruciatingly, painfully so. Like a jilted and heartbroken lover who yearns for the return of his ideal, the author pleads his case for an enlightened, truly impartial judiciary  on behalf of all who come within the ambit and intimidating power of our criminal courts, but, especially, for those against whom the deck of life has been stacked, essentially abandoned, bereft of resources, without hope. As a defense lawyer, I  know the shortcomings of our system, I know how defendant’s are too often treated like interchangeable parts on an assembly line, how legislatures have breached what should be the sacrosanct doctrine of separation of powers and how woefully uninstructed jurors are when a fully informed jury would be considered to have a hampering effect  upon unfettered State domination. This is an easy book for lawyer and layman alike, filled with tales of real life, tragedies and losses, triumphs, aspirations and hopes. Pattis, ever irrepressible, especially when saddened and disappointed, takes us into combat, to the front lines, and reveals he is one of those lawyers, who provide the last line of defense , who are, indeed, `liberty’s last champion.'"

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About Norm Pattis

Norm Pattis is a Connecticut based trial lawyer focused on high stakes criminal cases and civil right violations. He is a veteran of more than 100 jury trials, many resulting in acquittals for people charged with serious crimes, multi-million dollar civil rights and discrimination verdicts, and scores of cases favorably settled.

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I believe that the state is a necessary fiction and that failing to combat it is the first step toward tyranny.
– Norm Pattis

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Nothing in this blog should be considered legal advice about your case. You need a lawyer who understands the context of your life and situation. What are offered here are merely suggested lines of inquiry you may explore with your lawyer.

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