On Sale: November 25, 2008
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In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a
shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of
dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply,
causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company
appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine
justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse
Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced
before the case is ultimately decided?
company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl
Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not
friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides
to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is
a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a
billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of
conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a
young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate
him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court
justice. Their Supreme Court justice.
Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of
political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave
listeners unable to think about our electoral process or
judicial system in quite the same way ever again.
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