Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mr. District Attorney in popular culture.

Long before Law & Order, there was Mr. District Attorney. In "The Pastiche Prosecutor: A Speculative Introduction to Mr. District Attorney" (Green Bag 15.3 [2012]: 303-38), Ross E. Davies (School of Law, George Mason University) discusses this crime-fighting pioneer inspired by New York prosecutor (later governor and presidential candidate) Thomas E. Dewey and featured in radio, television, and film series as well as comic books.  The article includes a sample (with illustrations) of "Smashing the Taxicab Racket" from Mr. District Attorney on the Job (1941).
 (Hat tip to the Law and Humanities blog)

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