The Nine

The Nine

Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007 | Unabridged.
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Bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin takes you into the chambers of the most important--and secret--legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, and reveals the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. Just in time for the 2008 presidential election--where the future of the Court will be at stake--Toobin reveals an institution at a moment of transition, when decades of conservative disgust with the Court have finally produced a conservative majority, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, presidential power, and church-state relations. Based on exclusive interviews with justices themselves, The nine tells the story of the Court through personalities--from Anthony Kennedy's overwhelming sense of self-importance to Clarence Thomas's well-tended grievances against his critics to David Souter's odd nineteenth-century lifestyle. There is also, for the first time, the full behind-the-scenes story of Bush v. Gore--and Sandra Day O'Connor's fateful breach with George W. Bush, the president she helped place in office.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2007.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781415942352
Additional Contributors: Leslie, Don
OverDrive, Inc

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Aug 05, 2020

I've been much to negligent and naive about the Supreme Court, to my great discredit and horror. Toobin has written an well researched tale that has enlightened me and made me terribly depressed. I'll never look upon the SC as fair, scholarly again. For the most part I find them bigoted, biased, and politically unbalanced. What a rude awakening. Now I'll read Woodward's book The Brethren just to equally depressed at this point in our country.


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