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The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

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In 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 Courts 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.

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“Intelligent and even-handed....Toobin’s access to the Supremes and their secret little world is phenomenal.” Chicago Sun-Times

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“Every decade or so, an enterprising and intelligent outsider like Toobin can come along and shine a much needed spotlight on the place....The Nine is engaging, erudite, candid and accessible, often hard to put down. Toobin is a natural storyteller, and the stories he tells are gripping....[He] writes about the court more fluidly and fluently than anyone.” David Margolick, The New York Times Book Review

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“This is a remarkable, riveting book. So great are Toobin's narrative skills that both the justices and their inner world are brought vividly to life.” Doris Kearns Goodwin

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“[An] absorbing group profile....[Toobin] deftly distills the issues and enlivens his narrative of the Court's internal wranglings with sharp thumbnail sketches” Publishers Weekly

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“A major achievement, lucid and probing.” Bob Woodward

About the Author

Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer at The New Yorker, senior legal analyst at CNN, and the authors of such best-sellers as Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President, and The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

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HeartBeets, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by HeartBeets)
This is an excellent book. I would recommend it to anyone with even a vague interest in US politics or legal issues. Not only is the book's content incredibly rich and interesting, Toobin's animated narrative made this book a quick read and had me laughing and gasping from one page to the next.


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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400096794
Subtitle:
Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Author:
Toobin, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Courts - Supreme Court
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
Law
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Law - Political aspects
Subject:
Government
Subject:
Courts
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.01 x 5.15 x .94 in 1 lb

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Product details 480 pages Anchor Books - English 9781400096794 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Intelligent and even-handed....Toobin’s access to the Supremes and their secret little world is phenomenal.”
"Review" by , “Every decade or so, an enterprising and intelligent outsider like Toobin can come along and shine a much needed spotlight on the place....The Nine is engaging, erudite, candid and accessible, often hard to put down. Toobin is a natural storyteller, and the stories he tells are gripping....[He] writes about the court more fluidly and fluently than anyone.” David Margolick,
"Review" by , “This is a remarkable, riveting book. So great are Toobin's narrative skills that both the justices and their inner world are brought vividly to life.”
"Review" by , “[An] absorbing group profile....[Toobin] deftly distills the issues and enlivens his narrative of the Court's internal wranglings with sharp thumbnail sketches”
"Review" by , “A major achievement, lucid and probing.”
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