An idealistic law student confronts the cynicism of his more conformist classmates in the post-
James Starke is an American author and attorney who practiced law as a civil rights lawyer during the 1980s and 90s. A Matter of Principle, his novel about the quixotic struggles of an idealistic law student, is a fictional account based on actual events and experiences he had while in law school, and later as a young lawyer. Starke says his work, being based on real-
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Artist Donna Kato turned the sketch into a work of art that became the cover to A Matter of Principle (as shown in the upper left-
Picasso’s drawing originates from the title character in Miguel de Cervantes’ early 17th century novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, a founding work of Western literature often labeled "the first modern novel.
Many authors consider it to be the best literary work ever written.
The cover art was derived from Pablo Picasso’s well-
Editor’s Note: A fictionalized account of an historical event that took place in 1986 when an idealistic law student appealed a traffic case to the U.S. Supreme Court, this novel presents a real-
Did the uproar over a traffic case lead to the downfall of the Chief Justice?
Perhaps the papers of the Chief Justice will reveal the answer to this and other questions about his tenure but the public will have to wait to find out -