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Author Toobin, Jeffrey.

Title The nine : inside the secret world of the Supreme Court / Jeffrey Toobin.

Publication Info. New York : Anchor Books, [2008]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Robert W. Rowe PL Adult Non-Fiction - ROBB-3  347.73 TOO    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Anchor books ed.
Description xii, 452 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-430) and index.
Contents Prologue: The steps -- Part one. The Federalist war of ideas -- Good versus evil -- Questions presented -- Collision course -- Big heart -- Exiles return? -- What shall be orthodox -- Writing separately -- Cards to the left -- The year of the rout -- Part two. To the brink -- Over the brink -- Perfectly clear -- Part three. "A particular sexual act" -- "A law-profession culture" -- Before speaking, saying something -- The green brief -- "Our executive doesn't" -- "A great privilege, indeed" -- Part four. "'G' is for God -- Retiring the trophy -- "I know her heart" -- Dinner at the Just Desserts Café -- "I am and always have been ..." -- Phanatics? -- Epilogue: The steps--closed. -- Afterword to the Anchor edition.
Summary 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.
Awards J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2008 ; New York times best book of the year
Subject United States. Supreme Court.
United States. Supreme Court. (OCoLC)fst00529481
USA. Supreme Court. (DE-588)35650-5
United States. Supreme Court -- Studies.
Political questions and judicial power -- United States.
Judicial review -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
Law -- Political aspects.
LAW -- Courts.
Conservatism. (OCoLC)fst00875582
Judicial review. (OCoLC)fst00984727
Law -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00993795
Political questions and judicial power. (OCoLC)fst01069674
Macht. (DE-588)4036824-5
Politik. (DE-588)4046514-7
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781400096794

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