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The Pelican Brief Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 1-3 Summary

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Chapters 1-3 Summary

From his wheelchair, 91-year-old Supreme Court Justice Abraham Rosenberg watches a mob of 50,000 demonstrators. Each justice has at least two FBI agents assigned full-time. Rosenberg is proud that 80% of the death threats are aimed at him. When he falls asleep, his senior law clerk, Jason Kline, returns to work.

Meanwhile, an anxious Chief Justice John Runyan meets with his clerks, the captain of the Supreme Court police, three FBI agents, and FBI Deputy Director K. O. Lewis about security. The FBI is most concerned about Rosenberg and Jensen, who exclude agents from their homes.

The youngest justice, Glenn Jensen is not fond of women, is skeptical about free speech, and consistently protects the environment. He is reviewing the case of Ronald Dumond, who sued the family of his late male lover for barring him from the funeral. Jensen rejects FBI security.

Attractive young Darby Shaw...

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