Book Details Blanton Ouster and Lawyers' Roles in It

In this issue of the Journal, the Hon. Ellen Lyle and the Hon. Walter Kurtz review and give two thumbs up to the book COUP: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal. Lawyers played a huge role in the events of that day in 1979, and you will recognize many of them, including Justice Joe Henry, Attorney General Bill Leech, Hal Hardin (who was then U.S. attorney), Justice Bill Koch (then deputy attorney general), Lewis Donelson, Tom Ingram, Justice William Harbison, Judge Tom Wiseman, Ed Yarbrough, Hayes Cooney, David Pack, Jack Lowery and more. You can meet author Keel Hunt along with one of the book's main subjects, Sen. Lamar Alexander, on Sept. 20 at a reception, book signing and lecture at the Sarratt Cinema in Nashville. The event is free and open to the public.

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