"Olsen describes a serious oversight problem with vigor and credibility . . . A well-documented exposé of a broken system for policing errant federal judges."
"A dismaying and deeply reported exposé . . . This is an enraging and eye-opening account of corruption and abuse within the halls of justice."
"A beautifully written, disturbing-as-hell example of how the American experiment fails when it lets men set themselves up as kings."
"A long overdue exposé on how the judicial system suppresses claims of sexual harassment against judges . . . Essential reading."
"One of journalism's finest investigative reporters exposes what goes on in the most secret of chambers, showing how far too often, and for far too long, federal judges have been able to abuse their extraordinary power with impunity. . . . The result is a story of shameful failure in the highest reaches."
–Ken Armstrong, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and coauthor of Unbelievable
"At once heartbreaking, infuriating, and heroic, Code of Silence
is a masterpiece of #MeToo investigative journalism that takes apart gross injustice within the court system and the judges who rule over it–and likewise rule over the women who support them. Olsen's writing is as propulsive as it is informative. . . . This new entry in the #MeToo genre is not to be missed."
–Donna Freitas, author of Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention
"A classic story of villainous oppressors and vulnerable targets. You would think it was a fairy tale, except it is wrenchingly true. Lise Olsen, one of a growing class of heroic journalists who acted when agencies of governance failed, tells the story of the men who routinely sexually abused and harassed the women in their power, and, wait for it, they were judges. Who will judge the judges, indeed? Thanks in part to Olsen, the women got some justice in the end. A riveting and eye-opening read."
–Linda Hirshman, author of Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment
"Lise Olsen is a masterful investigative reporter and storyteller. She was the first to uncover the full story of Judge Samuel Bristow Kent and the victims he harmed. Her book goes right to the heart of judicial corruption–and the complaint system that protects federal judges. Harrowing and redemptive."
–Skip Hollandsworth, author of The Midnight Assassin
and executive editor of Texas Monthly