THE RAPE CASE
A YOUNG LAWYERS STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE IN THE 1950s
"Irving Morris's vivid recollection of events that that occurred many decades ago demonstrates how the intangible benefits that lawyers receive from up paid devotion to their profession generally far exceed the value of fees received from paying clients."
Supreme Court Justice
John Paul Stevens
The New York Review of Books
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-93624-936-7 Retail $24.98
The Rape Case chronicles one lawyer’s seven-year struggle to ensure that long-delayed justice was not permanently denied. This true story details the sensational events of a fall night in 1947 that shocked the sleepy city of Wilmington, Delaware, and left three young men fighting for their lives in a lurid, highly publicized trial. Found guilty, the men languished in jail. Their hope for freedom faded slowly over the years, until a young attorney named Irving Morris took up their case. The sole champion of an infamous and unpopular cause, Morris endured derision and numerous courtroom defeats before finally winning his clients their freedom. This engaging, detailed account is a lesson in the courage and character required of those who would ensure fairness and the rule of law.
This book originally published by The University of Delaware Press is distributed by K&K.