From Library Journal
Bronner, legal affairs reporter for the Boston Globe , has written an excellent account of Robert Bork's unsuccessful nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. The selection of Bork, whose previous judicial decisions restricted the scope of individual liberties, was a central part of the Reagan administration's shift away from 1950s and 1960s approaches to civil rights. Bronner uncovers conflicts in Bork's legal positions and how these disparities led to major controversies in the Senate hearings. The nomination also mobilized an effective grass-roots anti-Bork campaign and caused infighting between the White House and Justice Department. A clear presentation of a legally and politically complex situation. BOMC selection.
- Steve Puro, St. Louis Univ .
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An immensely important story, and Bronner
is to be credited for providing a compelling and sensitive reconstruction of the struggle.”Robert Shogan, Boston Globe
Extremely dramatic history
.[A] vital portrait of a political process.” Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times
.explored with fairness and insight.” Digby Diehl, Playboy
Thoroughly researched, powerfully written, well-balanced, and scrupulously honest.” Allen Drury, The Washingtonian
A well-crafted and insightful overview of the nomination struggle.”Sanford Levinson, The Nation