May It Please the Court . . .: The Most Significant Oral Arguments Made Before the Supreme Court Since 1955

May It Please the Court . . .: The Most Significant Oral Arguments Made Before the Supreme Court Since 1955

by Peter H. Irons
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565840364

ISBN-13: 9781565840362

Pub. Date: 08/01/1993

Publisher: New Press, The

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

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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:
9781565840362
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Edition description:
BK&CSSTS
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.27(w) x 10.31(h) x 2.49(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: "The Supreme Court: A Thrilling Place to Be"
Pt. 1"Secure the Blessings of Liberty"3
1Baker v. Carr7
2United States v. Nixon23
3Deshaney v. Winnebago County39
Pt. 2"Congress Shall Make No Law"57
4Abington School District v. Schempp61
5Edwards v. Aguillard75
6Wisconsin v. Yoder93
7Cox v. Louisiana105
8Tinker v. Des Moines121
9Communist Party v. Subversive Activities Control Board137
10Texas v. Johnson151
11New York Times v. United States167
Pt. 3"In All Criminal Prosecutions"181
12Gideon v. Wainwright185
13Terry v. Ohio199
14Miranda v. Arizona213
15Gregg v. Georgia229
Pt. 4"The Equal Protection of the Laws"245
16Cooper v. Aaron249
17Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States263
18Loving v. Virginia277
19Palmer v. Thompson291
20Regents v. Bakke305
21San Antonio v. Rodriguez321
Pt. 5"A Right of Personal Privacy"339
22Roe v. Wade343
23Bowers v. Hardwick361
Guide to Supreme Court Justices376

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