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David Garrow's Review of "Flagrant Conduct" in The New Republic

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May 14, 2012

Professor David Garrow's review of "Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas," by Dale Carpenter, appears currently in The New Republic.  Lawrence v. Texas was the case in which the Supreme Court struck down state laws criminalizing gay sex.  Professor Garrow says that Carpenter's "assiduous unearthing of the case's early history in Houston's overlapping gay and law enforcement communities highlights how every great constitutional decision owes its existence to obscure individuals whose crucial contributions proved more essential to the final outcome than anything in the legal briefs or oral arguments."  

Read Professor Garrow's review here.

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