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Flagrant conduct : the story of Lawrence v. Texas : how a bedroom arrest decriminalized gay Americans

Author: Dale Carpenter
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Provides a detailed legal history and examines the motives of all players involved with the landmark Supreme Court gay rights case that protected consenting adults' rights, regardless of sexual preference, in the bedroom.
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Named Person: John Geddes Lawrence; John Geddes Lawrence; John Geddes Lawrence
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Carpenter
ISBN: 0393062082 9780393062083
OCLC Number: 761383909
Description: xv, 345 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Before the arrests : A crime of deep malignity ; The city and the cause ; The defendants and the troublemaker ; The department and the deputies --
pt. 2. The arrests : The intrusion ; Uncivil disobedience ; A probable explanation for an improbable case ; The homosexual status law --
pt. 3. After the arrests : From the jail to the bar ; From the gay bar to the bar ; Into the Texas courts ; The constitutional case takes shape ; The politics of law ; The constitutional mainstream ; Mismatch at the Supreme Court ; Respect for their private lives --
Sweet land of liberty.
Responsibility: Dale Carpenter.
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A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book "A real-life detective story that reveals the drama behind the scenes of a great Supreme Court victory for human rights." -Linda Greenhouse  Read more...

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"Flagrant Conduct is a stirring and richly detailed account of Lawrence v. Texas, the momentous 2003 decision that overturned Bowers [v. Hardwick]. Carpenter...tells the story through the eyes of the Read more...

 
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