Author of Cloak and Gavel: FBI Wiretaps, Bugs, Informers and the Supreme Court (University of Illinois Press 1992).
“Cloak and Gavel . . . is the product of an eight-year struggle to force the FBI to reveal its Supreme Court snooping." Wall Street Journal
“The FBI's scandalous techniques ranged from illegal wiretapping, to disinformation campaigns, to using Justice Abe Fortas as a Bureau informant." Harvard Law Review
"The result is a bonanza of Supreme Court history, providing depth and perspective to some great cases of our time." St Louis Post-Dispatch
Alex Charns' articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, Commonweal, Independent Weekly, and the Raleigh News & Observer.