By Shawn Casey O'Brien
What might occur if forty million disabled voters geared up their vote and took strength in the United States? Shawn Casey O'Brien's literary memoir For the affection Of lengthy photographs appears on the off-beat, humane percentages as a rag tag workforce of disabled rebels lay the basis for simply one of these cold, democratic revolution. From motivating hundreds of thousands to check in and vote, to finishing voter suppression and wholeheartedly encouraging the voters to "lie to the polls" after which easily vote their sense of right and wrong, For the affection Of lengthy photographs takes an irreverent, if no longer life like, examine what ails American democracy this present day and the way most sensible to save lots of it-one disabled vote at a time.
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The brevity of the attorney’s presentation elicited courtroom laughter, but this unusual exchange did not stop the justice’s questioning. 4, CA, A-K = Attorney Krueger, AJ-K = Justice Kennard A-K: Good morning, your honors, uh may it please the court- AJ-K: Mr. Krueger, to be((laughter and simultaneous talking)) AJ-K: Yes, I’d like to get my question in. Um it’s a threshold inquiry … In addition to the institutionally formatted interactional structure, the person-referencing forms used by both parties construct the judges as formal-speaking persons of high status, as well as judges of a particular kind.
Judge [name-2] is a law professor. They may be more engaging than I am, because I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m a trial judge by training. (I: Uh-huh) and in that process I’m gonna be asking fewer questions by nature. (I: Uh-huh) I mean, that’s just (I: Uh-huh) the way you are as a trial judge. This judge’s intuition about the effect of his background has been supported by a study of oral argument in the US Supreme Court in the 1960s and in the 2000s. Phillips and Carter (2010) found that in these two periods, justices who had been law professors talked considerably more during oral argument than their non–law professor colleagues.
Starr’s use of this device so regularly in his responses invoked a classroom context and himself as the lecturer. An issue in the Proposition 8 case concerned whether the constitutional change approved by the voters should be seen as an amendment (acceptable) or a revision, which could not be accomplished by a majority vote through a ballot initiative. A justice had asserted that determining how the proposition impacted gay and lesbian citizens was not relevant to that issue. Starr responded. 30, CA8, Attorney Starr addressing Justice Werdegar A-S: You’re right, suffic-uh your honor su-sufficient to this day is focusing on the issue before us.
For the Love of Long Shots: A Memoir on Democracy by Shawn Casey O'Brien