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The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

28 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

An important book for Americans who want to understand today's Supreme Court

I just wanted to point out that the other person submitting a review of this book didn't even read the book! She said she read THE REVIEW of the book!!! So, without actually reading the arguments presented in the book, she comes to a conclusion based on ideology. Iro...
I just wanted to point out that the other person submitting a review of this book didn't even read the book! She said she read THE REVIEW of the book!!! So, without actually reading the arguments presented in the book, she comes to a conclusion based on ideology. Ironically, this is exactly the problem with the Roberts court Mr. Toobin addresses in this book. Instead of thoughtful judges who evaluate cases based on precedent, asking questions, and considering arguments, the ideologues on the Court, particularly Thomas, Scalia, and Alito, already have their minds made up, so don't bother them with the evidence or the arguments.

Many Republicans and traditional conservatives today are distressed at the shift to radical right-wing ideology within that party, particularly over issues of civility in political discourse, individual privacy, and corporate responsibility (environmental regulations, etc.), and Toobin compares TRUE conservatives w/ the *right-wing ideologues* on the Court today. (I hope I can add to this review later b/c I tend to be verbose, but I don't have time right now for a lengthy review!) For now, I'll just say that I found this book very enlightening about the current relationship b/t the Judicial and Executive branches of our government, and I recommend that people read it before the 2012 election. You might be surprised at the evidence Toobin presents and the arguments he makes!

posted by CrossroadsDB on September 18, 2012

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8 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Supreme court?

It seems about right that the right would praise the fascists on the court and denigrate the president. The court has done everything possible to destroy our civil liberties beginning with the citizens united decision and your so called God only knows what they will t...
It seems about right that the right would praise the fascists on the court and denigrate the president. The court has done everything possible to destroy our civil liberties beginning with the citizens united decision and your so called God only knows what they will try to do to take away even more freedoms. And yes I read the book.

posted by 9514759 on September 20, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    Supreme court?

    It seems about right that the right would praise the fascists on the court and denigrate the president. The court has done everything possible to destroy our civil liberties beginning with the citizens united decision and your so called God only knows what they will try to do to take away even more freedoms. And yes I read the book.

    8 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Mysterious human

    The man walks in, wearing a hood. His katana gleams. Touch aspenfire and DIE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Ridiculous

    Obama conservative? I know liberals are crazy but this takes the cake!

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    Posted November 16, 2012

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    Posted September 26, 2012

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