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The theory laid out by the author is that the justices on the court who have the most ability to build consensus are the most successful and the ones most likely to have their... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Frederick S. Goethel
The larger point of this book is interesting and convincing. That collegiality and consensus-building may be more important traits than sheer intellect in determining long-term... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Anonymous
I didn't like this for the history. In fact, there were several times when I wished the author hadn't focused so much on previously known anecdotes or stories about the justices... Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by J. Smallridge
The use of justice pairs gives a special and unique insight. The author does not hide his biases regarding the decisions nor the justices, but the book is informative just the same... Read morePublished on September 13, 2012 by Rolandtz
insightful, informed, extraordinarily educational.
should be required reading at the elementary school level, although it is a book for all ages. Read more
"The Supreme Court" provides personal glimpses of the history of the Court as displayed in rivalries during some of the most crucial periods of our history. Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by James Gallen
This book is more like 4 mini books in one. It describes in detail four different historical periods in the Supreme Court and how conflicting views among it's 9 members have shaped... Read morePublished on July 12, 2010 by Wood is Good
There is not enough public discussion about the importance of the Federal Judiciary and, in particular, the crucial role that the Supreme Court plays in developing the values we... Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by Gerard D. Launay