Here's what reviewers and other writers
are saying about Storming the Court:

--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A revealing look at the legal system, a compelling human rights story and an inspirational tale of dedicated people who refused to accept the status quo."


"Goldstein has written a compelling story with contemporary significance ..."

--Brad Meltzer, author of The Zero Game

"Want to see how the law really works? Forget the nonsense David vs. Goliath stories from every legal thriller. Here's the real thing. Ruthlessly researched and vividly realized, Storming the Court will have you hating the law on one page, and ready to sign up for law school on the next. More important, it'll remind you that there's no more tenacious fighter than an idealistic law student."

--Jeffrey Rosen, author of The Unwanted Gaze and The Naked Crowd

"In a gripping and psychologically insightful narrative, Brandt Goldstein tells the story of a group of Yale Law Students who sued two presidents to challenge the internment of Haitian refugees at Guantanamo Bay. Both skeptics and supporters of the litigation will find much to admire in this definitive account, which combines constitutional drama, superb reporting, and shrewd insights from beginning to end."

--William Sloane Coffin, former chaplain of Yale University

"Wrote John Ruskin, 'The primary reward for human toil is not what you get for it but what you become by it.' In this book the Yale Law students and their brilliant professor get nothing but become heroes by winning freedom for hundreds of wrongly-incarcerated and mistreated Haitian exiles. Beautifully told by one of the former students, the story is profoundly moving."


"If it's ever made into the movie for which it's already been purchased, Storming the Court may do as much to romanticize lawyers as All The President's Men did to glamorize journalists. Relying on multiple interviews with the principal players, court documents and contemporary news accounts, Goldstein spins out a fast-paced and cinematically vivid thriller."

--Clara Bingham, co-author of Class Action: The Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law

"A riveting, masterfully told story about a group of brave Yale law students and their professor who fought two presidents on behalf of hundreds of Haitian refugees mired in Guantanamo. Goldstein writes like a dream as he vividly brings the stories of the refugees and their lawyers alive. A serious examination of a decisive moment in our nation's moral and legal history, Storming the Court also reads like a legal thriller. I couldn't put it down."

--Gerald Stern, author of The Buffalo Creek Disaster : How the Survivors of One of the Worst Disasters in Coal-mining History Brought Suit Against the Coal Company--And Won

"Storming the Court movingly captures the emotional highs and despairing lows of the victims and their lawyers in their combined effort to make our government 'do the right thing'. It reads like a mystery thriller--more a how they done it than a whodunnit--that grips you from the first page to the last."