It is the story of Ryan, a South Floridian middle-schooler who comes to terms with his father’s imprisonment by time-traveling through significant legal cases, whereby he learns that behind the often-dull words of legal cases, stories of real people encountering difficult and often complex situations exist.
Ryan Coolidge hates middle school and is in the worst kind of trouble – trouble with the law. The one person who can help Ryan is a mysterious old lawyer named Hezekiah. Hezekiah may have magical powers, or he may have the most elaborate computerized law library ever conceived.
Either way, together, Ryan and Hezekiah do their legal research by zooming through leapholes, physically entering the law books, and coming face-to-face with actual people from some famous cases – like Rosa Parks and Dred Scott – who will help Ryan defend himself in court. It is time travel with a legal twist, where law books and important legal precedents come to life.