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Mitch Perry Report for 9.19.16 — Jeffrey Toobin’s book on Patty Hearst is another American true-crime classic

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Last night in Los Angeles, one of the big winners at the Emmy Awards was the FX production of “The People vs. O.J. Simpson.” Though most of the American public was quite familiar with the O.J. saga that unfolded in 1994-1995, the series was compelling, must-see drama (too bad John Travolta’s positively weird performance as Robert Shapiro didn’t get rewarded), but it shouldn’t be underestimated that its main source material was New Yorker journalist Jeffrey Toobin’s book, “The Run of His Life: The People v.…

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Judicial history that changed government and life

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At a Wednesday night book signing for “50 Years of Justice,” a look at the history of the Federal Court Middle District of Florida, author James M. Denham noted that the district, which stretches from Jacksonville to Fort Myers with federal courthouses in Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando Tampa and Fort Myers, has been responsible for numerous rulings that changed government and society. A meticulous researcher, Denham is professor of history at Florida Southern College in Lakeland and is director of the…

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