Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

Book Forum
September 11, 2007
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Featuring the coauthor Stuart Taylor Jr, Senior Writer, National Journal’ with comments by Victoria Toensing, Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Justice Department.
The Duke lacrosse rape case, which dominated cable news shows for months, turned out to be one of the most shameful episodes of prosecutorial abuse in recent memory. More than that, it exposed the soft underbelly of both the academy and the media—the rush to judgment by people obsessed with class, race, and gender politics. Stuart Taylor, one of the nation’s foremost legal journalists, and Prof. KC Johnson have just now drawn the vast material that surrounded the case into a riveting narrative that George Will called a “scalding and disturbing book on America’s civic culture” and John Grisham said “smothers any lingering doubt that in this country the presumption of innocence is dead.” Please join us for a discussion of this important new book.