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Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story

Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story
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Comprehensive, Balanced
"... the most comprehensive study of the Pollard case to date. …a considered and balanced account that doesn't pull any punches. Shaw, with no exculpatory ambitions, brings to bear a legally trained and nuanced mind to the complexities and duplicities that continue to mark this lingering case. He painstakingly presents hitherto unexplored background material about Pollard's childhood and zealous Zionism, as well as behind the scenes details about his life sentence. He lays bare the self serving hypocrisy, bureaucratic resentment and studious spitefulness that have kept this case alive far longer than it deserves."—Michael Skakun, The Jewish Press

A procedural atrocity
“Excellent job. [Shaw] told the truth. This readable book exposes the sentencing of Jonathan Pollard as a procedural atrocity, inflicted by a deceptive prosecution and a biased, compliant judge. Pollard's continued confinement is totalitarian, a case of permanent imprisonment for reasons of state security. Let’s pray that somebody listens.”—Prof. Charles E. Rice, Notre Dame Law School

Hero or Traitor?
“Jonathan Pollard, an American citizen and trusted governmental employee, violated the espionage law by sharing classified military information with a friendly foreign nation—Israel. To some, he will always remain a hero, to others a traitor. Shaw’s book should help the reader search within his or her own conscience to cast his vote….”—Nicholas Kittrie, an international lawyer and criminologist, and Professor of Law at American University, is author of Rebels With A Cause: the Minds and Morality of Political Offenders (Westview, 2000) and of the textbook, Sentencing, Sanctions and Corrections: Law, Policy and Practice (2001)

Sentence was unfair
“The sentence is disproporate, unfair and should be commuted.”—Rudolph Guiliani, Mayor of New York

“The severity of the sentence that Jonathan received was out of proportion to his...offense.”—Dr. Lawrence Korb, Director of the Brookings Institution, Assistant Secretary of Defense (1981-85)

“Mr. Pollard has already served more time of anybody convicted of a similar offence and twice the median sentence.”—Fr. Robert Drinan, Professor of Law, Georgetown University

"I am convinced that Mr. Pollard has expressed the appropriate remorse and served adequate time and should be considered for parole or pardon. "—Dennis DeConcini, senator from AZ in a July 2, 1996 letter to President Clinton

Pardoning Rich but not Pollard was an absolute disgrace
...a gripping account of an infamous prosecution by a vindictive government.… That President Clinton pardoned Mark Rich...and left Pollard in jail is an absolute disgrace.” —Morton A. Kaplan, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus University of Chicago and Publisher, the World & I magazine

Thorough analysis--new facts presented
When the name of admitted spy Jonathan Pollard is mentioned, fiery debate breaks out between those who believe he should have been shot, and those who contend that he was railroaded into prison for life by government officials who violated his constitutional rights. Now, for the first time, the case involving the most controversial spy in American history is examined by presenting every aspect of the Pollard story. It includes the moral dilemma faced by Jonathan Pollard, a Zionist and naval analyst who admitted passing top secret security documents to the Israeli government in the mid-1980s. In Miscarriage of Justice, attorney and author Mark Shaw delivers an in-depth portrait of the fascinating case that includes:

• Fresh background material about the committed Zionist from his father clearly indicating Pollard’s motive for spying for Israel.

• Details of the love story that bound Anne and Jonathan Pollard together in their efforts to aid Israel.

• Factual data regarding Israel high government official’s active participation in the spy scheme.

• Motives as to why leaders of the Jewish community abandoned Pollard in his time of need.

• Pollard supporter’s accusations that Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger lied about his
role in the Pollard case.

• Scathing rebuttal by Pollard prosecutor Joseph di Genova regarding allegations that the spy’s constitutional rights were violated.

• Behind-the-scenes facts concerning why Pollard was sentenced to life in prison by Federal Court Judge Aubrey Robinson.

• Pollard supporters allegations that President Bill Clinton reneged on promises to free the spy.

• Comparisons of Pollard’s sentence with other noted spies and with cases involving the infamous Alfred Dreyfus and atomic bomb spy, Theodore Hall.

• Assessment of Pollard’s chances to be freed from prison.

Table of Contents

Author’s Note
Book I
Chapter 1 Colonel Sella
Chapter 2 Blood Money
Chapter 3 Suspicious Minds
Chapter 4 Exposure
Book II
Chapter 5 The Analyst
Chapter 6 The Budding Zionist
Chapter 7 College Boy
Chapter 8 Jonathan Jay Pollard
Chapter 9 The Decision To Spy
Book III
Chapter 10 Investigating Pollard
Chapter 11 The Case Against Pollard
Chapter 12 The Indictment
Chapter 13 The Plea Agreement
Book IV
Chapter 14 Guilty
Chapter 15 Mr. Weinberger
Chapter 16 Moment of Destiny
Chapter 17 Punishing the “Ghost of the Sealed Room”
Chapter 18 Jews Judging Jews
Chapter 19 Pollard’s Parole
Chapter 20 Politics and Pollard
Book V
Chapter 21 Pollard The Paradox
Chapter 22 Pollard and Due Process
Chapter 23 Damage Assessment
Chapter 24 The Fate of Pollard

MARK SHAW is a lawyer turned author with nine books to his credit. They include Testament to Courage, the memoir of Holocaust survivor Cecelia Rexin, Larry Legend, a boigraphy of NBA superstar Larry Bird, and Forever Flying, the biography of aviator R.A. “Bob” Hoover.

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