These 7 Powerful Supreme Court Books that might just change the way you view the Court, Justices and the decisions they must make.
The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action. Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices—maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising, and making decisions that affect every major area of American life.
The New York Times bestselling account of the most consequential shift in the use of American judicial power in almost one hundred years. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Supreme Court justices themselves and their inner circles, acclaimed ABC News legal correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg offers an explosive account of one of the most momentous political watersheds in American history.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer.Notorious RBG, inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and an award-winning journalist. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg’s family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well an interview with the Justice herself.
Journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important—and secret—legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. An institution at a moment of transition, the Court now stands at a crucial point, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, and church-state relations. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and with a keen sense of the Court’s history and the trajectory of its future.
This book examines all major aspects of the highest court in the nation, from the selection of justices and agenda creation to the decision-making process and the Court’s impact on government and U.S. society. Delving deeply into personalities and procedures, author Lawrence Baum provides a balanced explanation of the Court’s actions and the behavior of its justices as he reveals its complexity, reach, and influence the justices’ increasingly public roles, and recent rulings on same-sex marriage and health care.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the stories of the Court and the Justices that come from the ‘out of order’ moments add to the richness of the Court as both a branch of our government and a human institution.”—Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
When he resigned Justice John Paul Stevens was the third longest- serving Supreme Court Justice in American history. As a lawyer on the court, he worked with five chief justices. FIVE CHIEFS is his personal account of the court workings, from personal experiences with these men, the controversial cases they deliberated over, from freedom of speech, affirmative action, capital punishment and sovereign immunity.
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