Routledge studies in rhetoric and communication ; 13.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -219) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. A letter to the Chief Justice of the United States 2. Historical development of legal rhetoric and Supreme Court oral arguments 3. Do oral arguments before the Supreme Court Matter? A simple explanation 4. New question : oral arguments "matter," but how do we make sense of them? A modest proposal 5. Critical theories and research questions : proposing a method to capture the madness of oral arguments / 6. The many faces of oral argument : oral argument's purposes and the Justices' styles 7. Arguing about "bong hits 4 Jesus" : testing theory and method in Morse v. Frederick 8. Making sense of child rapists in Kennedy v. Louisiana : a firsthand observation 9. Historical repercussions of judicial sensemaking : District of Columbia v. Dick Anthony Heller 10. The ground covered and new ground to uncover : responding to critics, offering recommendations, and a final letter to the Chief Justice 11. Biased sensemaking : compromising the court's rhetorical authority.