As a professional model and dancer in 1990, Kristine Huskey would never have guessed that by 2006 she'd be one of America's top human rights experts—and attorney for the world's most controversial prisoners. Then again, her life had always had its unexpected turns. In Justice at Guantanamo, Huskey tells the fascinating story of how she went from a childhood in Alaska to a civil war in Africa, the glitter (and grunge) of life in the Big Apple, backpacking overseas, and, finally, her true calling—law.
Huskey was one of the first female lawyers to represent detainees of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp—including those in two cases that yielded a landmark Supreme Court decision allowing them to challenge their status in federal courts. Justice at Guantanamo delves into Huskey's visits to the camp's secretive, all-male world.
Aleigh Acerni is a writer and editor who began her career as a writer, columnist, and assistant editor for a regional newspaper in the South. Since 2005, she has been editor for skirt!, a monthly women's magazine with twenty print markets across the United States. A self-described “travel junkie,” Acerni has traveled all over the world, including Egypt, Bermuda, Mexico, Ireland, France, and Italy, and has lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Asheville, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; and Basalt, Colorado. Her news articles, columns, features, and personal essays have appeared in several local and national publications, and she has interviewed celebrities such as playwright Eve Ensler, actresses Kristin Davis and Virginia Madsen, and revolutionary chef Alice Waters. Acerni currently lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Ian Coyne, and two rescued golden retriever mixes. My Own Counsel is her first book.