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

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  • ISBN: 9780393062083 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0393062082 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xv, 345 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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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  • 7 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Andover.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Collection Status Due Date
Memorial Hall Library 342.087 Car (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
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.
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