Our 2011 magazine provided an inside account of the Proposition 8 trial in California over gay marriage, which featured the historic pairing of Bush v. Gore opponents David Boies and Ted Olson. (Photo of Olson, Boies and their clients by Gabriela Hasbun.)
The issue also presented an in-depth examination of post-apartheid justice in South Africa, based on field research in the country. Despite the importance of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, many victims of apartheid-era crimes want the government to prosecute perpetrators who did not seek amnesty with the TRC. (Photo of Desmond Tutu by Komelau/Dreamstime.com)
For earlier issues, we spent months in Wilmington to profile the talent-stacked Delaware Chancery Court and traveled to Alaska to detail the battles Earthjustice was waging against with the Bush administration. We went jogging with Seth Waxman to get inside the head of one of the nation’s top Supreme Court litigators, and we had a serious sit-down with Evan Chesler before he became Cravath’s presiding partner.
And we know that many readers were moved by our account of one of the decade’s biggest medical malpractice verdicts resulting from a misdiagnosed stroke in Florida.