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In 1921, two brothers, both Black, were convicted of felonies in Redwood County. Both served long sentences in Stillwater Prison. In 2002, a novel about their cases was published. It was written primarily by Evelyn Fesenmaier Wallace whose father closely observed the criminal trials decades earlier and who, near the end of his life, urged her to write a book exposing the truth about them. "And Justice For None" is a daughter's novel dramatizing her father's recollections of what he believed was a miscarriage of justice.
Douglas A. Hedin: Book Review of "Briggs and Morgan, P.A.: The First 125 Years" by Dave Kenney (2009)
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1882, Briggs and Morgan, one of Minnesota's elite law firms, commissioned Dave Kenney to write its history. It was privately published by the firm in 2008. This is a review of that book.
In 2005, Minneapolis attorney, Robert Gust published a legal thriller, "Liars Dice." This review of that novel appeared first in the October 2006 issue of "The Hennepin Lawyer."
Douglas A. Hedin: Book Review of "Anonymous Source: At War Against the Media, A True Story" by Dan Cohen. (2006).
In 2005, Dan Cohen published a memoir of a lawsuit he brought against the Minneapolis and St. Paul newspapers for breaching promises of confidentiality their reporters made to him during the 1982 gubernatorial election. The case took many unexpected turns and ended in a famous victory for Cohen. Cohen v. Cowles Media Co., 445 N.W.2d 248 (Minn. App. 1989), rev'd, 457 N.W.2d 199 (Minn. 1999), rev'd, 501 U. S. 663 (1991), on remand, 479 N.W.2d 387 (Minn. 1992)(reinstating jury verdict).
In 2005, Minneapolis attorney Lindsay G. Arthur, Jr., published "The Litigators," a critique in fiction-form of civil trial lawyers. This review of that novel appeared first under the title "Our World According to Arthur" in the October 2005 issue of "The Hennepin Lawyer."
In 2003, Michael O'Rourke, a Minneapolis lawyer and former judge, published a novel, "O'Banion's Gift," which was reviewed under the title "O'Rourke Returns" in the May/June, 2004 issue of "The Hennepin Lawyer."
Douglas A. Hedin: Book Review of "A Lake Superior Lawyer: A Biography of Chester Adgate Congdon" by Roy O. Hoover (2002)
Chester A. Congdon (1853-1916) was a lawyer, mining executive and civic leader in Duluth from the 1890s to his death in 1916 at the age of 63. Professor Roy O. Hoover's "A Lake Superior Lawyer: A Biography of Chester Adgate Congdon" was published in 1997. This book review appeared first in "The Hennepin Lawyer" in March 2002.