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United States. Supreme Court
Audiobooks -- CD
Political questions and judicial power -- United States.
Judicial review -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
Law -- Political aspects.
The Nine [sound reco...
/ Jeffrey Toobin.
New York, NY : Random House Audio, p2007.
discs (ca. 6.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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
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
term. ---From publisher description.
"Just in time for the 2008 presidential election--where the future of the
will be at stake--Toobin reveals an institution at a moment of transition, when decades of conservative disgust with the
have finally produced a conservative majority, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, presidential power, and church-state relations. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices themselves, THE
tells the story of the
through personalities--from Anthony Kennedy's overwhelming sense of self-importance to Clarence Thomas's well-tended grievances against his critics to David Souter's odd nineteenth-century lifestyle. There is also, for the first time, the full behind-the-scenes story of Bush v. Gore--and Sandra Day O'Connor's fateful breach with George W. Bush, the president she helped place in office" -- Container. (Calmar Campus also has this title in book format.)
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