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PRAISE FOR THE FIVE CHIEFS:
"Informative and very appealing....It's classic justice Stevens: understated and generous to those he differs with, but absolutely clear on where he believes justice lies."
--- Adam Cohen, Time
"Laced with observations on the court's architecture, traditions and even its seating arrangements, it is the collected ruminations of a man who has served his country in war and peace, across the decades... His memoir is as gracious as its author and a reminder that Stevens is more than a longtime member of the nation's highest court. He is a national treasure."
--- Jim Newton, Los Angeles Times
"An important addition to American history....At its core, the book is not just another memoir from yet another judge. It marks instead the end of an era on the Supreme Court and in the broader swath of American law and politics."
--- Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic
"Coming from the last of a dying breed of jurists who genuinely believe you can learn something from everyone if you just listen hard enough, it is a lesson in how, at the Supreme Court, civility and cordiality matter more, even, than doctrine."
--- Dahlia Lithwick, Washington Post
John Paul Stevens served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1970-1975. President Ford nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat December 19, 1975. Justice Stevens retired from the Supreme Court on June 29, 2010. He has written for the New York Review of Books and is the author of Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir.
A very interesting perspective on reforming the Supreme Court.... It's a bit wonky but I enjoyed it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Joseph Laiacona
Way above most people's heads (experience, education level etc)Published 1 month ago by ART HOMBACH
95 years old and sharper than most tacks. Makes you wonder if he retired because of age or because he was tired of arguing with some of the idiots who are on the court currently.Published 1 month ago by Hal Trussell
A short well written, scholarly book that provides the history of and arguments for important constitutional amendments for out country to become a more perfect union. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dwight G. Mitchell
I admire Justice Steven for speaking out on problems with recent Supreme Court decisions, and I share the concerns indirectly expressed by the specific issues he chooses to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Claus Gehner
Great book. May be a little too nerdy for non-lawyers. Excellent book.Published 3 months ago by james