Closed chambers: the rise, fall, and future of the modern Supreme Court

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Penguin Books, 1999 - History - 576 pages
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"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.

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So far, this book is awesome. A review on the covers calls it, among other things, "opinionated, scholarly, gossipy," and I am finding that delightfully true! Even if you have never read a Supreme Court case, I think you would enjoy this book. Read full review

Contents

The Highest Court in the Land
3
A Clerks Eye View
17
The Grand Canyon
47
Copyright

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Edward Lazarus is the author of "Closed Chambers: The First Eyewitness Account of the Epic Struggles inside the Supreme Court," He lives in Los Angeles.