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  1 The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Author: Toobin, Jeffrey
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Class: 347.7326
Age: Adult
Language: English
Descriptors: Reprint
Demand: Moderate
LC: KF8748
ISBN-13: 9781400096794
LCCN: 2008613971
Imprint: Anchor
Pub Date: 09/09/2008
Availability: Available
List: $18.00
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Physical Description: xii, 452 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm. H 8", W 5.1", D 0.95", 0.95 lbs.
LC Series:
Brodart Sources:
Bibliographies: Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction, 16th ed.
Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction, 17th ed.
Starred Reviews:
TIPS Subjects: Law
Political Science
BISAC Subjects: POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Judicial Branch
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
LC Subjects: Conservatism, United States
Judicial review, United States
Law, Political aspects
Political questions and judicial power, United States
United States., Supreme Court
SEARS Subjects: Conservatism, United States
Law, Political aspects
Separation of powers, United States
United States., Supreme Court
Reading Programs:
ONIX annotations | 10/28/2020
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.
Journal Reviews
~Kliatt (Retired Journal) | 11/01/2008
A. Selected as a best book of the year by Time, Newsweek and the like, this book about recent Supreme Court Justices (Rehnquist, Breyer, Ginsburg, Souter, Thomas, Kennedy, Scalia, O'Connor, Stevens, Alito, and Roberts) falls somewhere between scholarly and popular. With the death of Rehnquist and the retirement of O'Connor, and with the near certainty of further retirements in the near future, this is about transition, about how justices are chosen, how their ideas may be static or may evolve, and about the major philosophical differences among the justices. Serious YA students researching individual justices will find Toobin's style definitely accessible. Following the detailed descriptions of relationships and political influences may be quite challenging for YA readers, even the serious ones. Claire Rosser, KLIATT. 452pg. KLIATT, c2008.
Review Citations
New York Times Book Review | 09/21/2008