Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American by Steve Bogira

By Steve Bogira

Courtroom 302 is the attention-grabbing tale of 1 12 months in Chicago's prepare dinner County felony Courthouse, the busiest legal courthouse within the nation. right here we see the procedure in the course of the eyes of the lads and ladies who event it, not just within the court docket yet within the lockup, the jury room, the judge's chambers, the spectators' gallery. From the day-by-day grind of the courtroom to the highest-profile case of the yr, Steve Bogira’s masterful research increases basic problems with race, civil rights, and justice in the United States.

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