“A clear and fascinating exploration of the Office of the Solicitor General told through an examination of the engagement of the SG in three of society’s most controversial issues — civil rights, gender equality, and reproductive rights. . . this book will have a broad audience among scholars of public law within the discipline, an audience brought to the book by the strength and persuasiveness of its analysis and the familiarity of its approach. In particular, the interviews with former SG’s are terrific and used to great effect. Both strength of the underlying research and the clarity of the writing make the book a very interesting read.”--Austin Sarat
About the Author
Richard Pacelle is an associate professor of political science and legal studies coordinator at the University of MissouriSaint Louis. A specialist in judicial politics, he has authored two books and a number of articles on the U.S. Supreme Court. He holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.