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Daniel Sheehan: The People's Advocate

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"It turns out that a brilliant and aggressive trial lawyer who is an ardent defender of constitutional rights and civil liberties—truly a “People’s Advocate”—is also a wonderful storyteller ! Danny Sheehan’s recounting of his battles against wrong-doing, both in the courtroom and behind-the-scenes, is never less than enthralling to read. Most importantly, his book provides essential context for understanding the dangerous undermining of our civil liberties all Americans face today."

                        Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Leaker


About the Author

Daniel Sheehan's 43-year legal career is distinguished by his aggressive and successful work as a federal civil rights attorney. He graduated from Harvard Law School, where he co-founded the Harvard Civil Rights Law Review and later returned to undertake graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School. He was the President and Chief Counsel of the Christic Institute, where he led such cases as the Karen Silkwood case and the Iran-Contra Affair lawsuit. He also served as the Director of the Central Strategic Initiative of Mikhail Gorbachev's STATE OF THE WORLD FORUM. He is now the Chief Counsel of the Lakota People's Law Project and currently lives in Santa Cruz, CA. 

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