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A P P E A L I N G   F O R   J U S T I C E

One Colorado Lawyer, Four Decades, and the Landmark Gay Rights Case: Romer v. Evans


Advance Praise for Appealing for Justice

“A must-read for fans of the Supreme Court and civil rights, Susan Casey’s drama expertly tells the tale of an entire movement through one of its bravest characters.”

MICHAEL BOOTH, member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning news teams and winner of the 2015 Colorado Book Award for Nonfiction for Eating Dangerously: Why the Government Can’t Keep Your Food Safe — And How You Can (with co-author Jennifer Brown) 

“By telling the story of one woman who played a pivotal role in a critical civil rights lawsuit, Susan Casey brilliantly captures the story of an entire generation–indeed, the story of America over the past half century. This book is a must read for anyone who cares passionately about social justice. It explains how epochal change can happen.”

HELEN THORPE, winner of the 2010 Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and author of Soldier Girls and Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America.

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Gary Hart’s New Hampshire Odyssey and Beyond

“It is a captivating story…”   Thelma Kiser, The Sunday Independent.

“There have been millions of words written about New Hampshire primaries but never before a fascinating inside account of one of the campaigns. This book should be a must for political junkies everywhere.”  Jack Germond, nationally syndicated columnist

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New York Times: Book Review of Hart and SoulHartSoul

By FRANK LYNN January 11, 1987

These are the hard basics of running for President, particularly for an underdog like Senator Gary Hart in 1984: up before a cold New Hampshire dawn in a forlorn motel or a campaign worker’s house to climb into a van driven by a campaign volunteer to accost hurrying factory workers at the plant gate or sleepy diners in a greasy spoon. Constantly scrambling for money and steeling yourself during shouting matches between campaign aides over whether Iowa or New Hampshire should get it. Doggedly persisting for nearly two years while reporters don’t mention your candidacy or, if they do, brush you off as insignificant. Susan Berry Casey, co-director of Gary Hart’s 1984 primary campaign in New Hampshire, has written a detailed – sometimes too detailed – chronicle of the New Hampshire primary. Her criticism of the press and television is harsh – and probably justified. They ignored and underestimated Mr. Hart all through 1983, overestimating at the same time Senator John Glenn’s electoral muscle. Then a 16 percent Hart showing in Iowa became a victory of sorts that snowballed into the real New Hampshire victory a week later. Later, Hart the hero gave way to Hart the hack, whose age and name change were the subjects of reportorial investigations that helped sink the candidate. Despite it all, Ms. Casey is still hooked on Gary Hart and politics. She and her family have moved to Denver and the Hart command post for the next round of doughnuts at dawn in New Hampshire, Iowa and other 1988 primary and caucus states.




ElecChallBy Stephen C. Craig & David B. Hill, eds, 2010.

Essay: “Scandal, Corruption, and Campaign Ethics”, authored by Susan Casey