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Guide to "Seizing Power: The Steel Seizure Case Revisited" [videorecording] V0297
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Examines the 1952 decision by President Harry S. Truman to seize the nation's steel mills to maintain steel production in order to support the American war effort in Korea. The move infuriated steel industry leaders, who sued the President of the United States to get their property back. Narration is by Kathleen Sullivan; Supreme court panelists are portrayed by Sandra Day O'Connor, William Rehnquist, and Gerhard Casper; the advocates are portrayed by Charles Koob and Karen Stevenson.
Background
This program, an unscripted, unrehearsed retrial of Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, et al. vs. Charles Sawyer, was presented during Stanford University Law School's Alumni Weekend in 2002.
Extent
1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.