Judging A Book: Barron Reviews 'The Clamor Of Lawyers'

Law360 (January 14, 2019, 3:15 PM EST) -- This article is part of an Expert Analysis series of book reviews from judges.

Judge David Barron Can lawyers lead a revolution? "The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession," a slim but elegant volume by Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer, argues not only that they can but that they did.

Setting aside the debates over whether it was enlightenment philosophy, republican ideology, political savvy or economic self-interest that shaped the American Revolution and the Constitution-making that followed, the authors foreground a striking feature of the men who made the revolution. They were, in...

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