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By David Boies, Theodore B. Olson

The riveting within tale of the ideal Court’s landmark ruling on Proposition 8—by the 2 legal professionals who argued the case
 
On June 26, 2013, the very best courtroom of the U.S. issued a couple of landmark judgements, outstanding down the safety of Marriage Act and taking away California’s discriminatory Proposition eight, reinstating the liberty to marry for gays and lesbians in California.
 
Redeeming the Dream is the tale of ways David Boies and Theodore B. Olson—who argued opposed to one another the entire strategy to the very best court docket in Bush v. Gore—joined forces after that immense conflict to forge the original felony argument that may hold the day. As allies and never foes, they inform the interesting tale of the five-year fight to win the perfect for gays to marry, from Proposition 8’s adoption via citizens in 2008, to its defeat sooner than the top court docket within the land in Hollingsworth v. Perry in 2013.
 
Boies and Olson advisor readers throughout the felony framing of the case, making crystal transparent the constitutional ideas of due technique and equivalent safety in help of marriage equality whereas explaining, with intricacy, the elemental human truths they got down to turn out whilst the duo placed state-sanctioned discrimination on trial.
 
Redeeming the Dream deals readers an authoritative, dramatic, and up-close account of crucial civil rights issue—fought and won—since Brown v. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia.

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