Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 19, 2019 - Political Science - 368 pages
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An important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our survival as a society—from the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, and host of the Doing Justice podcast.

Preet Bharara has spent much of his life examining our legal system, pushing to make it better, and prosecuting those looking to subvert it. Bharara believes in our system and knows it must be protected, but to do so, he argues, we must also acknowledge and allow for flaws both in our justice system and in human nature.

Bharara uses the many illustrative anecdotes and case histories from his storied, formidable career—the successes as well as the failures—to shed light on the realities of the legal system and the consequences of taking action.

Inspiring and inspiringly written, Doing Justice gives us hope that rational and objective fact-based thinking, combined with compassion, can help us achieve truth and justice in our daily lives. Sometimes poignant and sometimes controversial, Bharara's expose is a thought-provoking, entertaining book about the need to find the humanity in our legal system as well as in our society.
 

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Preet Bharara was the federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York who was fired by Donald Trump in 2017. (That used to be a dubious distinction – now he is just one of legions of people ... Read full review

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5703. Doing Justice A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law, by Preet Bharara (read 25 Aug 2020) The author was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Things Are Not What They Seem
15
Introduction
137
The Grinding Machinery
146
God Forbid
154
Walking Away
171
Culture
191
Bollywood
201
The Judge
233
The Trial
251
Three Men in a Room
271
The Verdict
277
Introduction
287
Lord of the Flies
302
Beyond Justice
323
Acknowledgments
329

Introduction
217

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About the author (2019)

PREET BHARARA served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. Bharara oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases and supervised an office of more than two hundred Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handled cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations. In 2017, Bharara joined the NYU School of Law faculty as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence. He is the Executive Vice President of Some Spider Studios and the host of CAFE's Stay Tuned with Preet, a podcast focused on issues of justice and fairness. Bharara graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the law review.

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