Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court by Jan Crawford Greenburg, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court

Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court

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Drawing on unprecedented access to the Supreme Court justices themselves and their inner circles, acclaimed ABC News legal correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg offers an explosive newsbreaking account of one of the most momentous political watersheds in American history. From the series of Republican nominations that proved deeply frustrating to

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Drawing on unprecedented access to the Supreme Court justices themselves and their inner circles, acclaimed ABC News legal correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg offers an explosive newsbreaking account of one of the most momentous political watersheds in American history. From the series of Republican nominations that proved deeply frustrating to conservatives to the decades of bruising battles that led to the rise of Justices Roberts and Alito, this is the authoritative story of the conservative effort to shift the direction of the high court—a revelatory look at one of the central fronts of America's culture wars by one of the most widely respected experts on the subject.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The richest and most impressive journalistic look at the [Supreme Court] since Woodward co- wrote The Brethren in 1979."
-Los Angeles Times

"A fascinating look at dynamics within the court, showing how personalities and ideology can affect alliances and debates."
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"More than any recent writer on the Court, [Jan Crawford Greenburg] seems to have mastered the arts of Kremlinology that are necessary to appreciate what goes on in this secretive institution. . . . Fascinating."
-The New York Review of Books

"A genuinely spectacular feat of reporting."
-The New Republic

"A fresh and detailed account of how the court works and, relatedly, how presidents decide who gets there. . . . A tour de force."
-The Wall Street Journal

Emily Bazelon
Greenburg ends on a familiar but salient point. In tapping Roberts and Alito, Bush accomplished what has eluded previous Republican presidents: a pair of picks likely to remake the court in his own conservative image. Out of the confirmation process, Bush got his court, Greenburg got her book, and the rest of us get choice details about the court's inner workings.
— The Washington Post
Los Angeles Times
The richest and most impressive journalistic look at the [Supreme Court] since Woodward co-wrote The Brethren in 1979.
Michiko Kakutani
A fascinating look at dynamics within the court, showing how personalities and ideology can affect alliances and debates.
The New York Times
The New York Review of Books
More than any recent writer on the Court, [Jan Crawford Greenburg] seems to have mastered the arts of Kremlinology that are necessary to appreciate what goes on in this secretive institution. . . . Fascinating.
The New Republic
A genuinely spectacular feat of reporting.
The Wall Street Journal
A fresh and detailed account of how the court works and, relatedly, how presidents decide who gets there. . . . A tour de force.
Library Journal
Law/politics correspondent for ABC, Greenburg picks apart shifting directions in the Rehnquist and Roberts courts. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143113041
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/29/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
292,719
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"The richest and most impressive journalistic look at the [Supreme Court] since Woodward co- wrote The Brethren in 1979."
-Los Angeles Times

"A fascinating look at dynamics within the court, showing how personalities and ideology can affect alliances and debates."
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"More than any recent writer on the Court, [Jan Crawford Greenburg] seems to have mastered the arts of Kremlinology that are necessary to appreciate what goes on in this secretive institution. . . . Fascinating."
-The New York Review of Books

"A genuinely spectacular feat of reporting."
-The New Republic

"A fresh and detailed account of how the court works and, relatedly, how presidents decide who gets there. . . . A tour de force."
-The Wall Street Journal

Meet the Author

Jan Crawford Greenburg is the national legal affairs commentator for ABC News, and reports on law and politics for World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, she has covered the Supreme Court for twelve years.

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