A Good Quarrel: America's Top Legal Reporters Share Stories from Inside the Supreme Court (Google eBook)
While reading what top legal reporters say about some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in recent history, go to www.goodquarrel.com to listen to audio and hear for yourself the very style and delivery of the oral arguments that have shaped the history of our nation's highest law. See Preface for full instructions.
Timothy R. Johnson teaches in the Department of Political Science and the Law School at the University of Minnesota.
Jerry Goldman teaches political science at Northwestern University and directs the OYEZ Project, a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court, at www.oyez.org.
Cover sketch by Dana Verkouteren
"Supreme Court oral arguments are good government in action. A Good Quarrel brilliantly showcases this important aspect of the Court's work."
"Few legal experiences are as exhilarating as a Supreme Court oral argument---a unique art form that this superb collection brings vividly to life."
"[A Good Quarrel] shines a brilliant spotlight on the pivotal moment of advocacy when the Supreme Court confronts the nation's most profound legal questions."
"A brilliant way to understand America's most important mysterious institution."
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Review: A Good Quarrel: America's Top Legal Reporters Share Stories from Inside the Supreme CourtUser Review - Goodreads
If you have any interest at all in the workings of the Supreme Court, you are likely to enjoy this book. It is made up of a series of court decisions each described by an experienced legal reporter. Links to sound clips on the net make it even more interesting.
Oral Arguments and Decision Making on the United States Supreme Court
Timothy R. Johnson
Limited preview - 2004
Elk Grove Unified School District v Newdow
Forsyth County Georgia v the Nationalist Movement
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v Casey
Bush v Gore
Glickman v Wileman Brothers and Elliott Inc
Grutter v Bollinger
Chandler v Miller
Rapanos v United States