REBEL YELL: ‘The Peoples Advocate’, The Life and History of America’s Most Fearless Public Defence Lawyer

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“…Sheehan’s famous Iran/Contra Federal Civil Racketeering Case against the Reagan/Bush Administration, which he investigated, initiated, filed, and then litigated. The resulting “Iran/Contra Scandal” nearly brought down that Administration, leading Congress to consider the impeachment of over a dozen of the top-ranking officials of the Reagan/Bush Administration”:

(‘The Peoples Advocate’, The Life and History of America’s Most Fearless Public Defence Lawyer)

Daniel Sheehan’s Memoir Published by Counterpoint Press

American Constitutional Trial Attorney Daniel Sheehan traces his personal journey from his working-class roots through Harvard Law School and his initial career in private practice. His early disenchantment led to his return for further study at Harvard Divinity School, and rethinking the nature of his career. Eventually his role as President and Chief Trial Counselor for the famous Washington, DC-based Christic Institute would help define his role as America’s preeminent cause lawyer.

Danny Sheehan Book Signing – LOGOS BOOKS & RECORDS

In The Peoples Advocate, Sheehan details “the inside story” of over a dozen historically significant American legal cases of the 20th Century, all of which he litigated. The remarkable cases covered in the book include both The Pentagon Papers Case in 1971 and The Watergate Burglary Case in 1973. In addition, Sheehan served as the Chief Attorney on The Karen Silkwood Case in 1976, which revealed the CIA’s Israeli Desk had been smuggling 98% bomb-grade plutonium to the State of Israel and to Iran. In 1984, he was the Chief Trial Counsel on The American Sanctuary Movement Case, establishing the right of American church workers to provide assistance to Central American political refugees fleeing Guatemalan and Salvadorian “death squads.” His involvement with the sanctuary movement ultimately led to Sheehan’s famous Iran/Contra Federal Civil Racketeering Case against the Reagan/Bush Administration, which he investigated, initiated, filed, and then litigated. The resulting “Iran/Contra Scandal” nearly brought down that Administration, leading Congress to consider the impeachment of over a dozen of the top-ranking officials of the Reagan/Bush Administration.

The People's Advocate: The Life and Legal History of America's Most ...

The Peoples Advocate is the “real story” of these and many other historic American cases, told from the unique point of view of a central lawyer.

Lakota People’s Law Project

Since 2006, Daniel Sheehan has served as the lead attorney and general counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Project (LPLP). Much of LPLP’s work has been in South Dakota to stop violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and rescue Lakota children from an abusive state care system. In 2011, award-winning journalist Laura Sullivan completed a hard-hitting investigative series on the situation in Lakota Country that aired on NPR. Currently we are organizing Tribes and advocacy organizations to call for a federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate and begin a healing process for the Indian Boarding School Era in the United States. To learn more about the work of Lakota People’s Law Project, visit lakoktalaw.org

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The Christic Institute – Mayor Eddie Carthean Murder Trial

The first black mayor elected in the Mississippi delta, Eddie Carthean tried to make positive changes in his hometown of Tchula, Mississippi.  He was then framed for the murder of a political rival.  The Christic Institute team took the case, proved Mayor Carthean’s innocence, and also broke a key witness on the stand, getting him to confess to the murder.

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