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Author Savage, James A. (James Andrew), 1978-

Title Jim Garrison's Bourbon Street brawl : the making of a First Amendment milestone / James Savage

Publ Info Lafayette, La. : University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  KF224.G3775 S38 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 150 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-146) and index
Contents Introduction : Garrison v. Louisiana : the case of the "jolly green giant" and the First Amendment -- Born on Bourbon Street : a landmark's shady beginnings -- Judging the judges : a trial : but for whom? -- Supreme stepping stone : a landmark takes shape -- Supreme struggle : the justices confront Garrison -- From self-doubt to "the essence of self-government" : the Supreme Court salvages Garrison v. Louisiana -- Conclusion : what it meant : the legacy of Garrison v. Louisiana
Note "Years before his inquiry into the Kennedy assassination, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison first captured the spotlight in late 1962, when he launched a series of raids on French Quarter strip clubs and bars. Even more extraordinary than the vice raids themselves was Garrison's verbal feud with Orleans Parish's criminal court judges, whom he accused of restricting funds for his raids due to their ties to organized crime. Convicted of defaming the jurists, Garrison took his crusade from the back booths of Bourbon Street bars to the marbled confines of the United States Supreme Court. In 1964 a unanimous court ruled that an individual's freedom to criticize elected judges and other public officials was not only protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution, but that it was 'the essence of self-government.' Jim Garrison's Bourbon Street Brawl is the first full-length examination of this fundamental legal precedent"--Cover, p. 4
LC subject Garrison, Jim, 1921-1992 -- Trials, litigation, etc
Trials (Libel) -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Freedom of speech -- United States
United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment
United States. Supreme Court
Shaw, Clay, 1912?-
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination
ISBN 9781887366953 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1887366954 (pbk. : alk. paper)