May It Please the Court: Transcripts of 23 Live Recordings of Landmark Cases as Argued Before the Supreme Court (with MP3 Audio CDs)

May It Please the Court: Transcripts of 23 Live Recordings of Landmark Cases as Argued Before the Supreme Court (with MP3 Audio CDs)

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by Peter H. Irons
     
 

Until The New Press first published May It Please the Court in 1993, few Americans knew that every case argued before the Supreme Court since 1955 had been recorded. The original book-and-tape set was a revelation to readers and reviewers, quickly becoming a bestseller and garnering praise across the nation.

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Overview

Until The New Press first published May It Please the Court in 1993, few Americans knew that every case argued before the Supreme Court since 1955 had been recorded. The original book-and-tape set was a revelation to readers and reviewers, quickly becoming a bestseller and garnering praise across the nation.

May It Please the Court includes both live recordings and transcripts of oral arguments in twenty-three of the most significant cases argued before the Supreme Court in the second half of the twentiethcentury. This edition makes the recordings available on an MP3 audio CD. Through the voices of some of the nation’s most important lawyers and justices, including Thurgood Marshall, Archibald Cox, and Earl Warren, it offers a chance to hear firsthand our justice system at work, in the highest court of the land.

Cases included: Gideon v. Wainwright (right to counsel) Abington School District v. Schempp (school prayer) Miranda v. Arizona (“the right to remain silent”) Roe v. Wade (abortion rights) Edwards v. Aguillard (teaching “creationism”) Regents v. Bakke (reverse discrimination) Wisconsin v. Yoder (compulsory schooling for the Amish) Tinker v. Des Moines (Vietnam protest in schools) Texas v. Johnson (flag burning) New York Times v. United States (Pentagon Papers) Cox v. Louisiana (civil rights demonstrations) Communist Party v. Subversive Activities Control Board (freedom of association) Terry v. Ohio (“stop and frisk” by police) Gregg v. Georgia (capital punishment) Cooper v. Aaron (Little Rock school desegregation) Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States (public accommodations) Palmer v. Thompson (swimming pool integration) Loving v. Virginia (interracial marriage) San Antonio v. Rodriguez (equal funding for public schools) Bowers v. Hardwick (homosexual rights) Baker v. Carr (“one person, one vote”) United States v. Nixon (Watergate tapes) DeShaney v. Winnebago County (child abuse)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595580900
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
May It Please the Court Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
375
Sales rank:
479,124
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: "The Supreme Court: A Thrilling Place to Be"     xv
"Secure the Blessings of Liberty"     5
Baker v. Carr     7
United States v. Nixon     23
Deshaney v. Winnebago County     39
"Congress Shall Make No Law"     57
Abington School District v. Schempp     61
Edwards v. Aguillard     75
Wisconsin v. Yoder     93
Cox v. Louisiana     105
Tinker v. Des Moines     121
Communist Party v. Subversive Activities Control Board     137
Texas v. Johnson     151
New York Times v. United States     167
"In All Criminal Prosecutions"     181
Gideon v. Wainwright     185
Terry v. Ohio     199
Miranda v. Arizona     213
Gregg v. Georgia     229
"The Equal Protection of the Laws"     245
Cooper v. Aaron     249
Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States     263
Loving v. Virginia     277
Palmer v. Thompson     291
Regents v. Bakke     305
San Antonio v. Rodriguez     321
"A Right ofPersonal Privacy"     339
Roe v. Wade     343
Bowers v. Hardwick     361
Guide to Supreme Court Justices     376

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