To a High Court: The Tumult and Choices that Led to United States of America v. SCRAP
- Publish Date: 2005-12-22
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Neil Thomas Proto
Fall 1971, George Washington University: five law students working under the acronym SCRAP, Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures, embark upon an epic David versus Goliath mission. Their objective is to make the nation's Railroads and the Interstate Commerce Commission comply with the new National Environmental Policy Act. Despite the prowess of the Commission and the Railroads, SCRAP petitioned for compliance with the law and a billion dollar refund.
In To A High Court, Neil Thomas Proto, the chairman of SCRAP, chronicles the United States of America v. SCRAP story. Using excerpts from court transcripts and the recently released papers of Justices Douglas, Marshall, and Blackmun and personal experience, Proto offers a first hand account of the roadblocks SCRAP encountered from both the environmental and industrial sides of the battle. Over thirty years after the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in favor of SCRAP, To A High Court offers a timely and pertinent look at the U.S. legal system.
For additional information on To A High Court and author Neil Proto, please visit the book's website at www.toahighcourt.com.