The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary (Paperback)

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The Trump Indictments: The Historic Charging Documents with Commentary (Paperback)


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Collecting the four unprecedented indictments against Donald Trump, this essential volume features extensive commentary by NYU law professors and MSNBC contributors Melissa Murray and Andrew Weissmann.

In the long span of American history, Donald Trump is the first former president to face criminal indictment. He is the subject of a series of explosive charges across four cases: the January 6 case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith; the election interference case in Georgia; the classified documents case also brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith; and the "hush money" case in New York. The Trump Indictments includes:

• An introduction offering historical background and international comparisons for criminal charges against a former political leader.

• The four indictments with annotations throughout, including insider notes from an eminent scholar (Murray) and a former federal prosecutor (Weissmann).

• A cast of characters, from Trump and his alleged co-conspirators to notable Proud Boys and Oath Keepers who face prison sentences as a result of related January 6 cases.

• A timeline that brings together in one place the critical events that led to the four indictments.

A necessary handbook for anyone following the trials in 2024, The Trump Indictments will endure as an indispensable record of a democracy at the crossroads.

Melissa Murray is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law Faculty and the director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center at New York University School of Law, where she teaches constitutional law. She previously served as the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law and interim dean of Berkeley Law. She is a cohost of the podcast Strict Scrutiny and a regular commentator on MSNBC. Murray has written for a range of legal and lay publications, including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and the Nation, and offered commentary for numerous media outlets, including NPR, CNN, ABC, and PBS. Murray clerked for Sonia Sotomayor, then a judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Stefan Underhill of the US District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Andrew Weissmann is a professor of practice at New York University School of Law. His distinguished Department of Justice career encompasses serving as a lead prosecutor in Robert S. Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office, the FBI general counsel, director of the Enron Task Force, chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section, and chief of the Criminal Division in the Eastern District of New York. He is a regular commentator on MSNBC and cohost of the podcast Prosecuting Donald Trump. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation.
Product Details ISBN: 9781324079200
ISBN-10: 1324079207
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English
If you’re looking to know more about Trump’s indictments ahead of these trials—or you want something to remember the historic moment—be sure to pick up a copy of The Trump Indictments now.

— Oscar Hartzog - Rolling Stone