In his latest book, Bill has teamed up with a brilliant young writer—Amanda Swanson—to tell the story of a game-changing lawsuit, Victoria Cape v. the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. Filed and tried in the 1970s, this landmark case under Title IX challenged the archaic rules that once confined female basketball players to a half-court game. The star witness at the trial was a young Pat Summitt who would go on to be the greatest women’s basketball coach in the history of the game. Bill and Amanda tell the story of how Pat, a brave young high school player, and their lawyers scored an historic victory for female athletes, not on a basketball court, but in a courtroom!
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A tribute to the late Senator Howard Baker, a great leader whose civility brought adversaries together to find solutions to our nation's problems. In the current political environment, civility is going the way of the dinosaur, as many of our leaders argue for the sake of argument and accuse for the sake of advantage. Consequently, public governance has become dysfunctional. Senator Baker's civil life remains a model of what our leaders could accomplish by always reminding themselves that the other fellow may be right!Read More »
(TBA Press, 2005)—“After fierce debate, the Tennessee Supreme Court in a split decision declined to make this book binding precedent. Nevertheless, the Court unanimously held that as a matter of law this book is funny.”—Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota, III, Tennessee Supreme Court, in a landmark decision.Read More »
(TBA Press, 2000)—Los Angeles District Attorney Hamilton Burger had the longest losing streak in the history of American jurisprudence. He lost one nationally-televised jury trial each week to Perry Mason for ten consecutive years. Nevertheless, he is Bill’s hero! In 2000, this book won the “Luminary Award” presented by the National Association of Bar Executives as the outstanding bar association publication of the year.Read More »