The Trajectory of Justice: The People's Advocate

Spring 2012 UCSC

In the spring of 2012, Daniel Sheehan taught a class at UCSC outlining the major cases he has had a hand in over the last four decades.  Titled "The Trajectory of Justice," the class starts with Sheehan's Harvard Law School days and works on through the Pentagon Papers, the Karen Silkwood case, and the Iran Contra scandal,  to name a few.  Many of the stories told in the class are also told in Sheehan's first book, which can be purchased here.

The Trajectory of Justice: 4-3-2012: Intro lecture, going over Danny Sheehan's adventures in law school, how we will confront and hopefully overcome this generation's upcoming major crises, and other fun stuff

The Trajectory of Justice:  4-5-2012: Second intro lecture, continuing to explain the upcoming crises and how to confront them, black panther cases, the Attica prison riot

The Trajectory of Justice 4-10-2012: Eisenstadt v. Baird case

The Trajectory of Justice 4-12-2012: Roe v. Wade case 

The Trajectory of Justice 4-17-2012: The New Bedford riots, right of journalists to protect their confidential news sources

The Trajectory of Justice 4-19-2012: The Pentagon Papers Case

The Trajectory of Justice 4-24-2012: The Watergate Burglary

The Trajectory of Justice 4-26-2012: The Watergate Hearings, and the history of the Reactionaries, leading back to the Kennedy Assassination

The Trajectory of Justice 5-1-2012: Sara Nelson introducing the Karen Silkwood case, talking about the organizing, outreach, and education necessary to the litigation

The Trajectory of Justice 5-3-2012: Second Karen Silkwood Case class, the investigation

The Trajectory of Justice 5-8-2012: Third Karen Silkwood Case class, the trial 

The Trajectory of Justice 5-10-2012: Fourth Karen Silkwood Case class, the appellate court cases, and the Three Mile Island case, which closely followed the Karen Silkwood case

The Trajectory of Justice 5-15-2012: Greensboro Civil Rights Case

The Trajectory of Justice 5-17-2012: Greensboro video, and the Mayor Eddie James Carthean murder trial

The Trajectory of Justice 5-22-2012: American Sanctuary Movement Case, leading into Iran Contra

The Trajectory of Justice 5-24-2012: Iran Contra Case, pre-filing investigation 

The Trajectory of Justice 5-29-2012: Iran Contra Case, pre trial discovery, post filing investigation

The Trajectory of Justice 5-31-2012: Iran Contra Case, the appellate process, the special prosecutor's investigation, etc.

The Trajectory of Justice 6-5-2012: The big picture: Putting it all together, why Danny has done all this crazy stuff, what do we do from here

The Trajectory of Justice 6-7-2012: Final class! Open discussion about new paradigm topics, worldviews, UFOs, etc