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The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

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    A great study on the personalities of the Court

    This was a great book. It was a fairly short read but it covered the most influential figures on the bench. The author focused on temperament and how each judge's temperament changed and influenced the bench. Each chapter would compare and contrast two judges from the past to present.

    I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting and the reader was able to see how individual personalities really did affect how they ruled and the political leanings of the Supreme Court.

    I definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning a little bit about the U.S. Supreme Court.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2009

    BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

    This is a well written, interesting and informative tome. My only regret is that it was not available to me when I was studying Constitutional Law in law school. I gained so much insight, not only about the inner workings of the Supreme Court, but of the incredible interplay among the Justices, their personalities and the impact it had on their ultimate decisions/opinions.
    I agree with Professor Rosen's conclusion that "temperment" is perhaps the most important quality a judge should possess.
    This book should be required reading for all 1L students studying Constitutional Law and is highly recommended to all members of the bench and bar.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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