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About the eBook Version of Judges Under Fire
This slim volume seeks to illustrate what can happen when the judiciary is stripped of its independence and prevented from following the rule of law. While it provides some lessons from foreign nations where the rule of law has been sublimated to opportunistic leaders, it also provides a chilling reminder that it can happen here.
Judge Baer sits in the Federal Court in Manhattan. He has written a book whose message deserves our attention. He has provided a rarely seen but vital perspective on the rule of law. Through a series of true and fascinating stories from around the world Judge Baer spells out how necessary it is that each of us exercise vigilance to assure that the rule of law is preserved. --- Rudolph Giuliani, Former New York City Mayor
Judge Baer, a respected Federal Judge in New York, has provided a series of well written and fascinating stories covering several centuries in time and most continents in space. It is a valuable chronicle of what happens when the rule of law is cast aside. It deserves to be read by all Americans. --- Robert M. Morgenthau, Former District Attorney, New York County and Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
A powerful reminder of the key importance of the too-often neglected values of judicial independence and the rule of law, ingeniously told with personal stories--including the author's own--throughout the globe and throughout history. --- Judith S. Kaye, Former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
Must reading for all Americans interested in the rule of law and an independent judiciary. Judge Baer captures the practical significance of judicial decision breaking free from political interference and the cries of the crowd. An important work. --- Kenneth R. Feinberg, Master Mediator, 9/11 Victims, BP's Compensation Fund