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Trial By Fire

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Published May 16th 1996 by Harper Perennial (first published 1986)
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An enormous ego is essential for success as a pornographer or an attorney. This is the riveting story of the battle of three massive egos over the First Amendment right to freedom of the press versus the rights of a private citizen. Gerry Spence, a former corporate advocate turned champion of the little man, took the case of Miss Wyoming Kim Pring who sued Penthouse for libel in 1981. Spence dressed in a Stetson hat, fringed jacket, blue jeans and cowboy boots even in the courtroom. He was ...more
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I had to read this the summer before I entered WFU Law School. A pretty good read - true crime.
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Gerry Spence is a trial lawyer in the United States. In 2008, he announced he would retire, at age 79, at the end of the Geoffrey Fieger trial in Detroit, MI. Spence did not lose a criminal case in the over 50 years he practiced law. He started his career as a prosecutor and later became a successful defense attorney for the insurance industry. Years later, Spence said he "saw the light" and ...more
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