By Scott Douglas Gerber
The election of the 1st African American president of the U.S. has woke up the Ku Klux Klan from a protracted shut eye. The splendid court docket has been requested to re-evaluate its so much racially-charged selection of the last decade via the president's major political rival. That rival harbors a deep, darkish mystery ... a mystery that purely the nation's maximum courtroom can expose.And Peter McDonald, the lately widowed legislations professor the president has nominated to the court docket, is in for the struggle of his existence ... From the facility politics that force the nation's capital, to the racial hatred that fuels the KKK, Mr. Justice is a rocket-paced felony mystery approximately worlds on a dangerous collision path.
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Then … A second shot! He heard a sharp squeal. Megan! The second shot had hit Megan! ” he cried out. ” McDonald dropped to the sidewalk. Megan lay limply across her mother’s chest. Jenny had a hole in the side of her head the size of a quarter. Both McDonald’s wife and daughter were soaked in blood, and both had their eyes open. ” he said again. It didn’t take long for people to start pouring out of the pizzeria to find out what the commotion was about. ” a middle-aged woman said. She had a slice of pepperoni in her pudgy hand.
Lincoln Jefferson’s “crime”? Sleeping with a high school classmate who happened to be white. He had been pulled from his bed in the middle of the night, stripped naked, and dragged kicking and screaming deep into the woods on the outskirts of Charleston. The large bonfire was already ablaze underneath a tall oak tree when he arrived. He was immersed in coal oil, hoisted up onto the tree, and slowly lowered into the fire. Some of the spectators cut off fingers and toes from his corpse as souvenirs.
Good afternoon, Professor McDonald,” Carpenter said. ” McDonald squeezed his water glass. ” Senator Carpenter flashed a tobacco-stained smile. Big Tobacco paid the bills in South Carolina politics. ” It was a predictable response from the nominee—no nominee in recent history had failed to respond in a similar fashion to thinly-veiled questions about how he or she might vote in a potentially landmark case wending its way to the high Court—and Carpenter replied in an equally predictable manner. He asked for McDonald’s “theory” for deciding such cases.
Mr. Justice by Scott Douglas Gerber