Demand the Impossible: One Lawyer's Pursuit of Equal Justice for All

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.16 X 9.25 X 0.93 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author
Robert L. Tsai is Professor of Law and Law Alumni Scholar at Boston University. He is the author, most recently, of Practical Equality, and his essays have appeared in the New York Review of Books, Politico, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Slate. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC.
Beautifully written. At a time when heroes and inspirational figures are in short supply, Tsai provides a compelling account of how Stephen Bright fought for justice.--Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley School of Law and author of We the People
An inspiring account of one of our nation's greatest lawyers, an advocate who has prioritized the poor, the vulnerable, and the condemned over money, fame, and the privileged. Stephen Bright is a rare legal champion for justice. This book reveals much about this extraordinary man and the critically important human rights he has passionately defended.--Bryan Stevenson, best-selling author of Just Mercy
Riveting. This behind-the-scenes thriller brings to life stories of against-the-odds legal triumphs in cases of life or death. These victories shed light on the gross injustices and systemic racism that still infect our legal system. A must-read for everyone who cares about ensuring justice.--Carol S. Steiker, Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and coauthor of Courting Death
As Tsai's latest deeply moving and sobering book makes so clear, this nation's moral arc can indeed bend toward justice, but only when we are unfailing in our conviction that it can, and are unflinching in our insistence that it does.--Heather Ann Thompson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Blood in the Water
Thoughtful and well researched, this hopeful and inspiring book will appeal to those in the legal field seeking to end the legacy of mass incarceration, as well as to anyone with an interest in helping to fix America's profoundly broken carceral system. Tsai's book makes an excellent complement to Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy. Provocative, necessary reading.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Tsai's tight focus on one lawyer's uphill battle against inequity is inspiring, especially as it expands outward to track the implications of each victory. Readers interested in criminal justice reform will want to check this out.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Traces the groundbreaking and influential career of lawyer Stephen Bright....Tsai conveys all the tension and drama of Bright's arguments and how they changed the perspectives of individual justices and the overall courts.-- "Booklist"