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A Good Quarrel

America's Top Legal Reporters Share Stories from Inside the Supreme Court
Timothy R. Johnson and Jerry Goldman, Editors
With a foreword by Richard J. Lazarus

The country's top legal reporters comment on and analyze some of the most important oral arguments in recent court history


Description

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.

"Supreme Court oral arguments are good government in action. A Good Quarrel brilliantly showcases this important aspect of the Court's work."
—Paul Clement, Partner, King & Spalding, and former United States Solicitor General

"Few legal experiences are as exhilarating as a Supreme Court oral argument—a unique art form that this superb collection brings vividly to life."
—Kathleen Sullivan, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver and Hedges, and former Dean, Stanford Law School

"[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."
—Thomas C. Goldstein, Partner, Akin Gump, and Lecturer, Supreme Court Litigation, Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School

"A brilliant way to understand America's most important mysterious institution."
—Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School

Contributors

  • Charles Bierbauer, CNN
  • Lyle Denniston, scotusblog.com
  • Fred Graham, Court TV
  • Brent Kendall, Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Steve Lash, Houston Chronicle
  • Dahlia Lithwick, Slate.com
  • Tony Mauro, American Lawyer Media
  • Tim O'Brien, ABC News
  • David Savage, Los Angeles Times
  • Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News
  • Nina Totenberg, NPR

Cover sketch by Dana Verkouteren

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.

Praise / Awards

  • "A brilliant way to understand America's most important mysterious institution."
    —Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School

  • "Supreme Court oral arguments are good government in action. A Good Quarrel brilliantly showcases this important aspect of the Court's work."
    —Paul Clement, Partner, King & Spaulding, and former United States Solicitor General

  • "[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."
    —Thomas C. Goldstein, Partner, Akin Gump, and Lecturer, Supreme Court Litigation, Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School

  • "Few legal experiences are as exhilarating as a Supreme Court oral argument—a unique art form that this superb collection brings vividly to life."
    —Kathleen Sullivan, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver and Hedges, and former Dean Stanford Law School

Look Inside

Copyright © 2009, University of Michigan. All rights reserved.

Classroom Resources

Student Instruction Guide

News, Reviews, Interviews

Watch: Editors and Contributors on BookTV | 6/20/2009

Read: Post on Good Read | About.com | 12/24/2009

Read: Review in Law and Politics Book Review | 7/26/2009

Media Kit

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 216pp.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Hardcover
  • 2009
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-11636-2

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  • $70.00 U.S.

  • Paper
  • 2009
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  • 978-0-472-03326-3

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  • $26.95 U.S.


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Keywords

  • Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Supreme Court, Oral Argument, Oral Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Argumentation

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