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Jeffrey Rosen recounts the history of the Supreme Court through the personal and philosophical rivalries that have transformed the law—and by extension, our lives. With studies of four crucial conflicts—Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson; post–Civil War justices John Marshall Harlan and Oliver Wendell Holmes; liberal icons Hugo Black and William O. Douglas; and conservative stalwarts William H. Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia—Rosen brings vividly to life the perennial rivalry between those justices guided by strong ideology and those who cared more about the court as an institution, forging coalitions and adjusting to new realities. He ends with a revealing conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts, who is attempting to change the court in unexpected ways. The stakes, he shows, are nothing less than the future of American jurisprudence.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Catherine | 2/20/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book, but I am a supreme court junkie. Others might not enjoy all the minutiae. "

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

    " I liked the comparative nature of this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ashley (cnthrdlywt2bwz) | 2/14/2014

    " I put this down about two or three years ago and am just now getting back to literally, the last 40 pages. It was not as good as The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tracy Ewens | 2/8/2014

    " Excellent. I love the behind the scenes look. It's hard to imagine such icons as human being and this book really give you that. "

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