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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Breyer Narrator: Luis Moreno Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the Supreme Court has the awesome power to strike down laws enacted by our elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court’s decisions as legitimate and follow them, even when those decisions are highly unpopular? What must the Court do to maintain the public’s faith? How can it help make our democracy work?

In this groundbreaking book, Justice Stephen Breyer tackles these questions and more, offering an original approach to interpreting the Constitution that judges, lawyers, and scholars will look to for many years to come. Breyer delivers an impassioned argument for the proper role of America’s highest judicial body and examines historic and contemporary decisions by the Court, highlighting the rulings that have bolstered public confidence as well as the missteps that have triggered distrust.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sylvia | 2/16/2014

    " Great historical discussion of the role of the judiciary in U.S. democracy. I think it's quite readable for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. I wish I could have read it before taking Con Law in law school! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eric | 12/13/2013

    " It was interesting, but short. It was good summary for those less familiar with the mechanisms of law than I, but it provides an outline of the philosophies used by SC judges to decide cases. If you don't know anything about the SCOTUS, this book is for you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by John Salois | 12/6/2013

    " Wonderful read about China and its growing prominence, but more so the every day lives of the Chinese from "farm to factory." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky Hirtzel | 12/5/2013

    " Learned alot about the history of the Supreme Court and how it works from this Justice. The first book I read on my new kindle! "

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