The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 30, 2008 - Political Science - 480 pages
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In The Nine, acclaimed 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, Jeffrey Toobin creates in The Nine a riveting story of one of the most important forces in American life today.

 

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User Review  - gregorybrown - LibraryThing

Jeffrey Toobin showcases his storytelling skills in an immensely enjoyable overview of the last two decades of the Supreme Court. While I was familiar with a lot of the constitutional law from two ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarcusBastos - LibraryThing

Jeffrey Toobin account of the U S Supreme Court gives the reader a clear perception about its works and its role in the american political system. The composition of the Court, especially in recent ... Read full review

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Contents

The Federalist Yar ofldeas
13
The Year of the Rout
147
11 To the Brink
165
A LawProfession Culture 323
223
Gl Is for God
299
Retiring the Trophy
315
Dinner at thejust Desserts Café
346
Phanatics?
375
The Ste1s Closed
392
3
413
Bibliography
427
Index
433
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Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer at The New Yorker, senior legal analyst at CNN, and the authors of such best-sellers as Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President, and The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.


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