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Author Carpenter, Dale, 1966-
Title Flagrant conduct : the story of Lawrence v. Texas : how a bedroom arrest decriminalized gay Americans / Dale Carpenter.
Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, c2012.
Edition 1st ed.
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Law Library  KF 224 .L39 C37 2012    CHECKED IN
Description xv, 345 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Lawrence, John Geddes -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Texas -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Sodomy) -- Texas.
Homosexuality -- Law and legislation -- Texas -- Criminal provisions.
Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Standard No. 668194873 719455205
ISBN 0393062082 (hardcover)
9780393062083 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40020582363
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