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The Nine - Inside The Secret World Of The Supreme Court (2007)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Non-Fiction
Subject Conservatism - United States; Judicial review - United States; Law - Political aspects; Political questions and judicial power--United States; United States. Supreme Court
Publication Date 9/18/2007
Format Hardcover (9.4 x 6.5 mm)
Publisher Doubleday
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
Description
As the Supreme Court continues to rule on important issues, it is essential to understand how it operates. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices themselves and other insiders, this is a timely "state of the union" about America's most elite legal institution. From Anthony Kennedy's self-importance, to Antonin Scalia's combativeness, to David Souter's eccentricity, and even Sandra Day O'Connor's fateful breach with President George W. Bush, this book offers a rare personal look at how the individual style of each justice affects the way in which they wield their considerable power. Toobin shows how--since Reagan--conservatives were long thwarted in their attempts to control the Court by some of the very justices they pressured Presidents to appoint. That struggle ended with the recent appointments of John Roberts and Samuel Alito, and Toobin relays the behind-the-scenes drama in detail, as well as the ensuing 2007 Court term.--From publisher description.
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Condition Fine/Fine
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Links Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification KF8748 .T66 2007
Dewey 347.7326
ISBN 9780385516402
Edition [1st ed.]
Cover Price $29.95
No. of Pages 384
First Edition Yes
Rare No