Amanda Ripley


Trying Patience

If, God forbid, jurors get assigned to an intellectual-property case, or worse, a class-action asbestos suit, they might as well quit their jobs, cancel their vacations, and consign themselves to lives of service. They may endure weeks, if not months, of mind-numbing boredom involving pie charts, “expert” witnesses, and multiple Power Point presentations. And then,… Read more »

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Harry McPherson has a copy of The Nation lying on his expansive desk in his corner office at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand in downtown Washington. The magazine subscription is a gift from his daughter, an amulet meant to ward off the evils lurking in her dad’s chosen profession. The subscription, McPherson says, smiling,… Read more »