A highly regarded Professor of Constitutional Law, Professor Patrick Ramirez sets his senior class of law students on an unorthodox project to conduct a tribunal to determine if the United States Congress is abiding by the Constitution. And as the project grows and takes form, it begins to garner the attention of the entire campus and student body, becoming a campus-wide event that sets the stage for a real-life courtroom drama.
But when technology and the viral nature of social media claw its way into the mix, the Public Tribunal quickly becomes a social media event available to everyone with a handheld device.
As the Tribunal convenes, Daniel Collins, acting as judge, quickly loses control of the trial as the doors in the back of the auditorium burst open and a man wheels a cart down the aisle to the front of the auditorium.
The man begins to rant, announcing he has hard evidence that the United States Congress has indeed violated the constitution, and it is quickly apparent that he is not part of the Constitutional Law class. As the intruder announces he has set up a web address where the evidence can be found, a second intrusion occurs as Federal Agent Brad Tillis of the FBI enters the auditorium with his agents to seize any and all evidence.
As the action moves into overdrive, the players move deeper and deeper into the rabbit holes of conspiracy. And with the focus of the nation fixed on the Tribunal, the internet proves that once information is posted it is almost impossible to erase. Read along as the Washington establishment run for cover as a nation unites in its quest for truth and change.
Sheriff Wilton Dupree and Judge Morton Carlyle have been searching for an answer to reduce the gang violence in their small southern border county. The gangs have no regard for the public and have wounded and killed many innocent bystanders as they carelessly shoot each other and anyone in their way.
Gun control measures and politicians have continually failed to make an impact, so Dupree decides to take matters into his own hands with a different approach. If he can’t stop the violence, can he at least channel it into a process that spares innocent bystanders?
Dupree, with the approval of Carlyle and his colleagues, decides to offer the gang members the opportunity to shoot each other in a controlled setting with the survivor walking away free and clear of any charges. The first two participants have agreed to the plan; everything is in place, and now they’re ready to hold the first legal duel in America in more than a hundred years. What could possibly go wrong?