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Oral Arguments Before the Supreme CourtAn Empirical Approach$
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Lawrence Wrightsman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368628

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368628.001.0001

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Contentious Issues

Contentious Issues

(p.147) 8 Contentious Issues
Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Oxford University Press

Not all issues involving the operation of oral arguments have been solved. Congress is now considering a bill that would require the televising of oral arguments. Most of the justices are vehemently opposed to this. Questions have also been raised about whether the intensive questioning of advocates gives them a fair opportunity to present their cases.

Keywords:   televising arguments, effectiveness of advocates, televising trials, audiotapes, intensive questioning

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