Ryan A. Malphurs, Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Sensemaking in Judicial Decisions (Book Review)
University of Washington School of Law
September 24, 2013
Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 10, 2013
Dear Chief Justice Roberts: Please Tell Justice Scalia to Be Quiet
A review of Ryan A. Malphurs, Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Sensemaking in Judicial Decisions (Routledge 2013), 224 pages.
I am not the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. I would be willing to bet that you are not the Chief Justice, either. Unfortunately, therefore, neither of us is the intended audience for Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Sensemaking in Judicial Decisions (2013), a book that is “directed towards a single individual” — Chief Justice John G. Roberts.
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Keywords: sensemaking, malphurs, oral argument, Supreme Court, rhetoric, rational-choice theory, strategic-actor modelAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 26, 2013 ; Last revised: October 17, 2013
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