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May It Please the Court: The Most Significant Oral Arguments Made Before the Supreme Court Since 1955by Peter Irons
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This unique insider's look at the Supreme Court in session includes transcripts of actual landmark cases, including Miranda v. Arizona(the right to remain silent), Roe v. Wade(abortion rights), Bowers v. Hardwick(gay rights), Regents v. Bakke(reverse discrimination), Loving v. Virginia(interracial marriage), United States v. Richard Nixon(Watergate), and many others. Previously only available through a visit to the National Archive in Washington, these transcripts bring pivotal moments in American legal history to life.
Now available in paperback, this bestselling collection of Supreme Court transcripts presents 23 of the most significant oral arguments made before the court since 1955. Also includes an introduction in which lawyers discuss their historic arguments, background to each of the cases, and excerpt's from the Courts opinions.
About the Author
Stephanie Guittonis a graduate of the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley. She has a law degree from the University of Poitiers in France.
Peter H. Ironsis emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of numerous books on the Supreme Court and constitutional litigation, including Jim Crow's Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decisionand A People's History of the Supreme Court.
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