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This behind-the-scenes account of the workings of the United States Supreme Court pulls aside the curtain from the most secretive of the three branches of the U.S. government. Journalist Jeffrey Toobin tells how the court operates, as he examines the dynamics between the sitting judges, showing that they are not immune to personality clashes or partisanship. He projects ways in which the arrival of John Roberts as Chief Justice and Saul Alito as an Associate Justice may affect decisions in important cases. Selected by the New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2007.
Drawing on interviews with the Supreme Court justices and other insiders, a look at the powerful, often secretive world of the Supreme Court offers profiles of each justice and how their individual styles affect the way in which they wield their power.
Number of Pages: 452
Genre: Political Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Courts, Government / Judicial Branch
Publisher: Anchor Books
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Street Date: September 9, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2037