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Recusal

Recusal A Novel

Jake Lehman, fresh out of law school at NYU, finds himself swept into the political intrigue and moral dilemmas plaguing the nation’s capital when he lands in Washington, DC, for a clerkship with the venerable Supreme Court Justice White. As he begins falling for a fellow clerk--a brilliant and... more

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  • ISBN 9781684424962
  • Category Fiction

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Overview

Jake Lehman, fresh out of law school at NYU, finds himself swept into the political intrigue and moral dilemmas plaguing the nation’s capital when he lands in Washington, DC, for a clerkship with the venerable Supreme Court Justice White. As he begins falling for a fellow clerk--a brilliant and gorgeous Rhodes scholar from Stanford--a political scandal erupts, implicating the president and raising questions of Justice White’s bias toward the case. Set in America’s near future, Recusal provides an inside look into presidential pardons, censorship, and recusal issues, drawing on current events to show the gray spaces within judicial ethics.

Ronald Goldfarb, Washington DC attorney, author and literary agent uses the pseudonym R.L. Sommer to distinguish his fiction (Courtship, 2015) from his extensive (13 books, 600 articles, reviews, and...more

Reviews

“...a thumping good read headed for the big screen. Smart legal premise + page-turning style + sweet romance = big box office. Think 'Absence of Malice' with Paul Newman and Sally Field. Pass the popcorn.”

Kitty Kelley, American journalist and author