Inadmissible Evidence

The Story of the African-American Trial Lawyer Who Defended the Black Liberation Army




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/17/2000

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9780595141708

About the Book

Excerpts from Kirkus Review (11-1-1993)

“Any analysis of the American Black experience demands close attention to both the political and the personal, and this extraordinary memoir by Williams … offers just that, as well as making a noteworthy contribution to recent American legal History.”

“Becoming a Children’s Court probation officer … she contended with the political pressures of placing the children of Ethel and Julus Rosenberg … In the early 70’s, the author took on her most important case, defending her niece, Assata Shakur, “leader” of the Black Liberation Army.”

About the Author

As a probation officer, she helped the New York State Supreme Court determine the custody of the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

As a criminal defense trial lawyer, she defended the political targets of the FBI and COINTELPRO, members of the Black Panther Party and Assata Shakur, her niece, and the alleged leader of the Black Liberation Army.

She was teacher and Assistant Dean at New York University Law School and, ass her family’s attorney, brought state and federal legal actions to reclaim their stolen beach land property in Wilmington, NC.