Chicago in 1969 wasn’t a place to expect justice. Decades of political corruption had earned the city a well-deserved reputation as a place where powerful men acted with impunity… and when unknown local attorney John Paul Stevens was asked to investigate corruption by state Supreme Court judges, a cynical public expected business as usual: another whitewash from inside the system.
Instead, Stevens put his own career at risk in a case involving powerful political forces, prominent officials, unreliable witnesses, and feverish media coverage alongside headlines of man’s first journey to the moon. His tireless efforts launched him to national prominence…and ultimately to the United States Supreme Court, where the lessons learned in that summer of 1969 continued to resonate across his decades of service.
Release Date: 09 / 15 / 2015