Guide to "Seizing Power: The Steel Seizure Case Revisited" [videorecording] V0297

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Title: "Seizing Power: The Steel Seizure Case Revisited" [videorecording]
Identifier/Call Number: V0297
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 videotape(s) (VHS)
Date: 2003
Summary: 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.

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"Seizing Power: The Steel Seizure Case Revisited" (V0297). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

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.

Description of the Collection

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Casper, Gerhard
Koob, Charles E.
Koob, Charles E.
Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005
Stanford University. School of Law.
Stevenson, Karen L.
Stevenson, Karen L.
Sullivan, Kathleen M., 1955-
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company --Trials, litigation, etc.
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. -- General subdivision--Trials, litigation, etc.;

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