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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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by Jan Crawford Greenburg
 

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The New York Times bestselling account of the most consequential shift in the use of American judicial power in almost one hundred years

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

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The New York Times bestselling account of the most consequential shift in the use of American judicial power in almost one hundred years

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.

"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

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

Editorial Reviews

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.
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101202050
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/23/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
797,448
File size:
589 KB
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 is CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent and contributes regularly to the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley," "CBS This Morning," and "Face The Nation," as well as CBS Radio News and CBSNews.com.

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Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed it. Like the previous reviewer, I was concerned about the author being an ABC correspondent and if the account would be bias. It was not. I thought it was fair and balanced. I learned a lot and also how Presidents can make some real errors in judgement when it comes to nominations. Not real heavy and it reads like a novel. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book about the Supreme Court is not usually one of those books you pick up and just can't put down but this is the exception to the rule. Jan Crawford Greenburg has written a book that takes you inside the secretive chambers of this mysterious institution. I would recommend this book to everyone, even if you are not a non-fiction political buff! As I said in my heading this book is informative, educational and the cherry on top is it reads like a suspense novel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
You know the last book I thought I''d read is a non-fiction account of the Supreme Court, yet, here I am writing a review, regarding same. Go figure! If the Supreme Court is of modest interest to you, you should invest the time and read it. Don''t be fooled by the fact that Ms. Crawford-Greenburg works for ABC News. Her account is balanced impartial, and suprisingly (at least for me), more than fair. It pushes no agendas, and indeed takes the readers behind the curtains, inside the Chambers, and in some instances, the very homes of our highest Court justices. More interesting for me is the Judicial Appointment process and how the White House and, to a lesser extent, the Senate, play the process to drive their own agendas. Lastly, this book does not bog down the reader with incessant griping on cases, political choosing of sides per se, etc. Rather, it gives the reader a more personal view of the Associate Justices and Chief Justice, in a manageable 350 pages.I''d suggest the publisher offer an excerpt to allow the reader to sample the content. Take the time to read it, you won''t be disappointed.
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eReader911 More than 1 year ago
I recommend this to anybody interested in the Supreme Court.
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