Remember that trailer for “Christmas with a Capital C,” the straight-to-DVD movie about the battle over a Nativity scene on public property?
It turns out there’s a book called The Judge Who Stole Christmas by Randy Singer, unrelated to the movie, that focuses on virtually the same thing:
This holiday novella’s premise is a Christmas-time court battle over a live crèche scene set up in the town square of Possum, Va. Thomas Hammond loves playing Joseph in this crèche, and he is determined to keep turning out for his role regardless of what the ACLU or a decidedly Grinch-like judge has to say about it. His resolve earns him the respect of some of his fellow church-goers, but it also lands him in jail. He is defended by Jasmine Woodfaulk, a third-year law student who sticks with the case even though its notoriety costs her a plum job at a top law firm in New York.
I know. You can’t wait to read it to find out how the evil, Grinch-like, judicial-activisty judge is portrayed. (Fairly, I’m sure.)
Why would you want this book? Because if you get the Kindle edition right now, it’s free. I don’t know how long that’ll last. But this could be too entertaining to pass up.
Get it. Treat yourself to some of the awesome fictional characters:
… the one judge obviously on her side is an African-American Bush appointee conveniently named Judge Clarence.
This is *so* the next book on my list…
(Thanks to jonezart for the link!)