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The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey ToobinIn The Nine, 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.
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
For some time now, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been having a moment. Books, documentaries, a major feature film, even a best-selling comic-book-cum-biography have celebrated the feminist litigator and second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Still, all this attention to No. As a lawyer, Ginsburg won important cases, and as a liberal justice in a conservative time, she has written stirring dissents. It was her vote that saved abortion rights, her vote that preserved affirmative action and her vote that delivered the presidency to George W. Bush in She is the most consequential woman in American history.
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Based in part on exclusive interviews with the justices and former law clerks, Toobin profiles the justices of the United States Supreme Court , the functioning of that institution, and how it has changed over the years. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book, "Toobin paints not a conservative revolution but a period of intractable moderation. The real power, he argues, belonged to supreme swing-voter Sandra Day O'Connor , who decided important cases with what Toobin sees as an almost primal attunement to a middle-of-the-road public consensus. By contrast, he contends, conservative justices William Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia ended up bitter old men, their rigorous constitutional doctrines made irrelevant by the moderates' compromises. The book spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.