To a High Court: The Tumult and Choices that Led to United States of America v. SCRAP / Edition 1

To a High Court: The Tumult and Choices that Led to United States of America v. SCRAP / Edition 1

by Neil Thomas Proto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761833617

ISBN-13: 9780761833611

Pub. Date: 12/22/2005

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Fall 1971, George Washington University: five law students working under the acronym SCRAP, Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures, embark upon an epic David versus Goliath mission. Their objective is to make the nation's Railroads and the Interstate Commerce Commission comply with the new National Environmental Policy Act. Despite the prowess of the…  See more details below

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Fall 1971, George Washington University: five law students working under the acronym SCRAP, Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures, embark upon an epic David versus Goliath mission. Their objective is to make the nation's Railroads and the Interstate Commerce Commission comply with the new National Environmental Policy Act. Despite the prowess of the Commission and the Railroads, SCRAP petitioned for compliance with the law and a billion dollar refund. In To A High Court, Neil Thomas Proto, the chairman of SCRAP, chronicles the United States of America v. SCRAP story. Using excerpts from court transcripts and the recently released papers of Justices Douglas, Marshall, and Blackmun and personal experience, Proto offers a first hand account of the roadblocks SCRAP encountered from both the environmental and industrial sides of the battle. Over thirty years after the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in favor of SCRAP, To A High Court offers a timely and pertinent look at the U.S. legal system. For additional information on To A High Court and author Neil Proto, please visit the book's website at www.toahighcourt.com.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761833611
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
12/22/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

1 Acknowledgements 2 Prologue 3 No Sanctuary 4 Banzhaf and the Placid Eggshell 5 The Conversation 6 Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures 7 The Participants 8 Standing 9 Disciplined Calm 10 The Midnight Surprise 11 Managing the Deluge 12 Finding Clarity 13 Thinking Ahead 14 In Preparation 15 The Social Forces 16 The Lines are Drawn 17 Searching for Comfort 18 Finding Our Own Rules 19 In Court: A Colloquy in Law and Money 20 In Court: The Forces Collide 21 Victory 22 Into Hostile Territory 23 Washington, D.C. 24 The United States Supreme Court 25 Epilogue 26 Appendix 27 End notes 28 Index 29 About the Author

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