Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics

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W.W. Norton & Company, 2008 - History - 458 pages
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David O'Brien shows students how the Supreme Court is a "storm center" of political controversy where personality, politics, law, and justice converge. This thoroughly updated Eighth Edition of Storm Center continues to chart historic steps taken by the Court, and features an in-depth discussion of the Court's continuing turn to the right and the first term of Chief Justice John Roberts.

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User Review  - Brett - Goodreads

Great book for someone like me that does not have much of a background in how the Supreme Court actually functions. O'Brien's writing is mostly engaging and he covers a lot of material, including a ... Read full review

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Very insightful and in-depth look on the Supreme Court of the United States and how it functions. Easy read. Read full review

Contents

ONE A Struggle for Power
1
two The Cult of the Robe
33
three Life in the Marble Temple
107
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

David M. O'Brien is Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees in philosophy and political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is the author of numerous books, including Constitutional Law and Politics and Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, winner of the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award.

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