ERIC Number: ED196055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Rhetoric of Legal Realism: William O. Douglas on the First Amendment.
Rodgers, Raymond S.
Based on an investigation of 207 of United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas's opinions concerning the First Amendment, this paper argues for the existence of a rhetorical genre grounded in the jurisprudence known as "legal realism." The paper begins with an overview of the philosophy of legal realism that leads to a hypothetical operational definition of a legal realist rhetorical genre. This is followed by an examination of Douglas's actual opinions, using that definition as a theoretic guide. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Douglas (William O)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (66th, New York, NY, November 13-16, 1980).