To a High Court: Five Bold Law Students Challenge Corporate Greed and Change the Law

To a High Court: Five Bold Law Students Challenge Corporate Greed and Change the Law

by Neil Thomas Proto
To a High Court: Five Bold Law Students Challenge Corporate Greed and Change the Law

To a High Court: Five Bold Law Students Challenge Corporate Greed and Change the Law

by Neil Thomas Proto

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Overview

Fall 1971. Richard Nixon is in the White House. Five George Washington University law students form Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures (SCRAP). SCRAP's intent: to challenge the corporate greed of the nation's railroads and the failure of the government to protect the environment, especially through compliance with the newly enacted National Environmental Policy Act. Author Neil Thomas Proto, then SCRAP's chair, draws from contemporaneous notes and transcripts and builds a narrative with photographs and actual dialogue to take you through eight months of battle against the government, powerful law firms, the nation's railroads, and national environmental organizations-all while SCRAP's members are studying law, only blocks from the disquiet in the White House and amid the threat and reality of anti-war demonstrations. Having enough of the deceit and the empty commitments of change, in spring 1972, SCRAP sues the United States. As success emerges, SCRAP's adversaries stymied, the critical legal question remains: Does SCRAP have "standing to sue-the right to be in court at all? That question reaches the Supreme Court of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781039180482
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 04/14/2023
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 663,672
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Neil Thomas Proto is a lawyer who has also taught at Yale University and Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. His books include Fearless: A. Bartlett Giamatti and the Battle for Fairness in America and The Rights of My People: Liliuokalani's Enduring Battle with the United States 1893-1917. He lives in Washington, DC.
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