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

Author
Carpenter, Dale, 1966- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York : W. W. Norton, c2012.
Description
xv, 345 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Subject(s)
Summary note
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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-327) and index.
Contents
A crime of deep malignity -- The city and the cause -- The defendants and the troublemaker -- The department and the deputies -- The intrusion -- Uncivil disobedience -- A probable explanation for an improbable case -- The homosexual status law -- 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 -- Epilogue : sweet land of liberty.
ISBN
  • 9780393062083 (hardcover)
  • 0393062082 (hardcover)
LCCN
2011047245
OCLC
761383909
Other standard number
  • 99948222968
RCP
C - S