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In 2009, Harvey A. Silverglate, a prominent criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer, published his landmark critique of the federal criminal-justice system, Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. In 2014, Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor in three districts under nine United States attorneys from both political parties and who has been lead counsel in 500 federal appeals, published her landmark indictment of the system, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, after she witnessed appalling abuses by prosecutors - more than a decade after she entered private practice. Now these two leading authorities combine their knowledge and experience to describe the problems within the Department of Justice and in the federal courts - and to offer solutions.

Together, Powell and Silverglate shine a light on the defects of the system: overzealous prosecutors, perjury traps, negligent judges, perverse limits on self-defense, vague and overabundant criminal statutes, insufficient requirements for criminal intent, and no accountability for prosecutors. Most important, they provide a much-needed blueprint for reforming the Department of Justice and the criminal-justice system, including actions an average citizen can take to help restore justice.

©2020 Harvey A. Silvergate and Sidney Powell (P)2020 Tantor

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A must-read. Shocking and Compelling

The only shortcoming of this telling of the book is The narrator, who sounds almost like an AI generated voice much of the time. But the story overcomes that and compels the listener to stay with it to the end.

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Remarkable.

I really hope they don’t ban this book, please people read this, very informative. Excellent.

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WE The People Must Put a Stop to This

Our Press has grown week and culpable. Corruption and boundless greed from unfettered access to our children's future earnings blinds too many politicians/attorneys to their duty, Too little respect and courage to play the long purpose of creating a place where our children - all children - can and will honorably carry on.

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Harvey silverglate and Sidney Powell discuss the corruption of the fbi and prosecutors in simple enough to understand terms, that point out an obvious lack of accountability and very apparent corruption. I highly recommend.

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Excellent!

Loved all the real life examples in Conviction Machine. Great suggestions on how to help improve the criminal justice system in America.

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Wow. Shocking truth on federal prosecutorial misconduct and a syllabus of substantive reforms!

Shocking truth and scary stuff about the Department of [in]Justice, met with constructive reform solutions from an unbiased and non-partisan perspective of a US citizen and credible defense lawyers. A must listen!