David Troutt, a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. His first published collection of short stories, The Monkey Suit (The New Press, 1998), fictionalized ten actual legal controversies involving African Americans from slavery to the present. His non-fiction includes legal and political commentary and analysis for national periodicals and legal scholarship about poverty, race, urban development, and intellectual property.
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