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Closed chambers : the rise, fall, and future of the modern Supreme Court

Author: Edward Lazarus
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2005. ©1998, ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author, a former law clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun, provides accounts of how Supreme Court justices balance the law, politics, and their own personalities when making decisions.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lazarus, Edward.
Closed chambers.
New York : Penguin Books, 2005
(OCoLC)682414471
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Lazarus
ISBN: 0143035274 9780143035275 0812924029 9780812924022
OCLC Number: 1131898185
Notes: "Updated with a new chapter"--Cover.
First edition published in 1998 by Times Books with the title "Closed chambers: the first eyewitness account of the epic struggles inside the Supreme Court", and published with a new afterward by Penguin Books in 1999.
Description: x, 598 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The highest court in the land --
A clerk's eye view --
The Grand Canyon --
The spirit of Scottsboro --
Sand in the machine --
The strike of lightning --
Backlash --
The death watch --
The Lone Ranger --
Stay of execution --
A cop killer's case --
Equal protection of the laws --
Robert Bork and civil war --
The cabal against the libs --
The test of sincerity --
The right to privacy --
The price of good intentions --
The triumph of politics --
Transitions --
A fragile peace --
Old battles, new wounds --
The more things change --
An imperial court in a troubled democracy.
Other Titles: Rise, fall, and future of the modern Supreme Court
Responsibility: Edward Lazarus.

Abstract:

The author, a former law clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun, provides accounts of how Supreme Court justices balance the law, politics, and their own personalities when making decisions.

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"Ambitious, opinionated, scholarly, gossipy ... wonderful. Closed Chambers is a crash course in contemporary constitutional law and judicial culture." -Newsday"Lazarus has opened a window on matters Read more...

 
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