Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas
A Conversation with Dale Carpenter, Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law, University of Minnesota Law School, on Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas. Hosted by Elizabeth Marquardt, Affiliate Scholar, IAV.
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Flagrant Conduct is the still-untold story of Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark Supreme Court decision on gay rights. Drawing from dozens of new interviews that yield surprising new evidence, author DALE CARPENTER re-examines the motives of almost every character involved, from the arresting police officers to the gay-rights attorneys, whose maneuverings brought the case to national attention, to the nine Supreme Court justices. With the legal battle over gay marriage looming, this first complete history of the case, which expanded the legal rights of millions of gay and lesbian Americans, could not be timelier.
This conversation was recorded in New York City on March 22, 2012.