Ryan A. Malphurs, Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Sensemaking in Judicial Decisions (Book Review)

8 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2013 Last revised: 17 Oct 2013

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David Ziff

University of Washington School of Law

Date Written: September 24, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: sensemaking, malphurs, oral argument, Supreme Court, rhetoric, rational-choice theory, strategic-actor model

Suggested Citation

Ziff, David, Ryan A. Malphurs, Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Sensemaking in Judicial Decisions (Book Review) (September 24, 2013). Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 10, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2330556

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