Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury is a collection of closing arguments from ten noteworthy cases. In this session of Top Shelf, the discussion focused on:
Chapter 2: Clarence Darrow’s own bribery trials of 1912-1913
Chapter 4: Gerry Spence’s Silkwood trial of 1979
Each closing argument is put into context by the authors, who provide historical background, a brief biography of each attorney, and commentary, pointing out the trial tactics used to great effect by the lawyers.