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A Documentary Companion to Storming the Court

Brandt Goldstein, Rodger Citron, Molly Beutz Land


  • ISBN: 9780735563179

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    A Documentary Companion to Storming the Court, using key litigation documents, leads the reader through the high-profile lawsuit chronicled in Storming the Court, a nonfiction title by Brandt Goldstein that tracks the lawsuit filed by human rights lawyers and Yale law students on behalf of Haitian refugees detained at the American Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Following in the tradition of books such as The Buffalo Creek Disaster and A Civil Action, Storming the Court is an engaging, easy-to-read account of a complex civil trial in which law students play many of the key roles.

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    Page Count 304
    Published 07/01/2009
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    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)

    Preface (PDF Download)

    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Complaint
    Chapter 3. Rule 11 Motion
    Chapter 4. Preliminary Relief
    Chapter 5. Answer
    Chapter 6. Discovery and Pretrial Matters
    Chapter 7. Trial and Post-Trial Matters
    Chapter 8. Appeal

  • Author Information

    Rodger Citron

    Rodger Citron is an Associate Professor of Law at Touro Law Center.
    Professor Citron is a graduate of Yale College, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and Yale Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and a recipient of the C. LaRue Munson prize. After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Thomas N. O'Neill, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Before becoming a law professor, he worked as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice; a director at FindLaw, Inc.; and an attorney-advisor at the Federal Communications Commission. Since January 2007, he has served as a reporter for the New York State Pattern Jury Instructions Committee.
    Professor Citron's law review articles have been published in the New York Law School Law Review, the Michigan State Law Review, the Administrative Law Review, and the Review of Litigation, and his student note in the Yale Law Journal has been cited by two courts and in more than 25 law review articles. His articles also have been published on Slate and in The Hartford Courant and The Legal Times.

    Molly Beutz Land

    Molly K. Beutz Land is an associate professor of law at New York Law School. Drawing on her human rights expertise and background as an IP litigator, Professor Land’s scholarship focuses on access to knowledge and the intersection of intellectual property and human rights. Her recent work investigates the role of cultural rights and technology in achieving democratic objectives and the respective responsibilities of states and international institutions in that process. At New York Law School, she teaches Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, International Intellectual Property, and International Human Rights and is affiliated with the Center for International Law, the Institute for Information Law and Technology, and the Justice Action Center. Prior to joining New York Law School, Professor Land was a visiting lecturer in law and the Robert M. Cover/Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights at Yale Law School.

    Professor Land’s interest in access to knowledge grows out of her work on economic rights and gender issues while co-teaching the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School and as the Robert L. Bernstein Fellow in International Human Rights at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. She has filed amicus briefs in cases challenging sexual harassment in schools and discrimination based on sexual orientation before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and has led fact-finding teams reporting on domestic violence against immigrant women in Minnesota, HIV/AIDS and women’s rights in Zambia, the lack of remedies for human rights violations in Kashmir, and the effect of zero-tolerance policies on the right to education in Connecticut. She has also been involved in efforts to use human rights arguments to interpret bilateral investment agreements. Professor Land has published on the role of democracy in protecting rights and advised human rights organizations on issues of international criminal law and procedure.

    After graduation from Yale Law School in 2001, Professor Land clerked for the Honorable Denise Cote, U.S. District Judge, in the Southern District of New York. Between 2003 and 2005, she litigated copyright, trademark, and patent cases with Faegre & Benson LLP.

    Brandt Goldstein

    Brandt Goldstein is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School.
    A 1992 graduate of Yale Law School, Professor Goldstein is the author of Storming the Court (Scribner, 2005), the true story of the suit filed by law students and human rights lawyers to free innocent Haitian refugees held by the American military at Guantanamo Bay in the early 1990s. Named one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year by Kirkus Reviews, Storming the Court is under development as a motion picture by Warner Bros. and is currently being translated into Chinese. Professor Goldstein writes on issues and trends in the law for The Wall Street Journal (online edition), and he has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune and Slate.
    Professor Goldstein clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1992-93, and then practiced law as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Washington for four years. From 1999-2001, he served as an associate in research at Yale Law School, where he began research for Storming the Court and also co-founded Writ, an award-winning online journal of legal commentary published by Goldstein is also a coauthor, with Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, of the legal parody Me V. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World (Workman 2003). While at Yale, he was a Coker Teaching Fellow, a senior editor of The Yale Law Journal, an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, and winner of the Benjamin Scharps Prize and the John M. Olin Prize for his study of panhandling in New Haven (later published in both the Indiana Law Review and the Yale Law Report).
    Professor Goldstein is a member of the D.C. Bar. He teaches Civil Procedure at New York Law School.

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