Closed chambers: the rise, fall, and future of the modern Supreme Court
"Operating within a Network of Byzantine Secrecy, The United States Supreme Court is the most powerful judicial institution in the world. Nine unelected justices are charged with protecting our most cherished rights and shaping our fundamental laws."--BOOK JACKET. "In this account, Edward Lazarus, who served as a clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun, provides an insider's guided tour of a court at war with itself and often in neglect of its constitutional duties. Combining memoir, history, and legal analysis, Lazarus weaves together past and present to reveal how law, politics, and personality collide in the Court's inner sanctum."--BOOK JACKET.
96 pages matching jury in this book
Results 1-3 of 96
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Highest Court in the Land
A Clerks Eye View
The Grand Canyon
21 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
abolitionist abortion law affirmative action Amendment's appeals argued attorney Baldus's Batson Boger Bork Bork's Burger capital punishment Casey challenge Chambers Chief Justice Circuit civil rights claims clause clerks conference conservative constitutional conviction criminal Croson death penalty death sentence decided decision defendant discrimination dissent Douglas draft due process Eighth Amendment equal protection equal protection clause evidence execution federal habeas Fourteenth Amendment Georgia grant cert Harlan hearing issue joined judges judicial jurors jury Justice Blackmun Justice Brennan Justice Powell Kennedy Kennedy's lawyers LDF's liberal liberty lower court majority Marshall's McCleskey McCleskey's memo ment murder opinion oral argument overruling Roe Patterson political potential Powell Powell's pro-choice prosecutor question race racial Reagan Rehnquist right to abortion right to privacy Robert Bork Roe's rule Runyon Scalia Souter stare decisis state's statute strict scrutiny Supreme Court term Texas Thomas tice tion Tompkins Tompkins's trial trimester vote Warren Webster White