Supremes: Essays on the Current Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States / Edition 1

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"The Supremes" brings to life the nine justices of the current U.S. Supreme Court, illuminating the intriguing stories of the high court's members through engaging portrayals of each justice's biography, judicial philosophy, and personality. Dr. Perry, who met with all nine justices during her judicial fellowship at the Supreme Court in 1994-1995, captures the essence of the varied personal and professional paths that led these jurists to the nation's highest tribunal. This work constitutes a unique resource for both veteran and new observers of the Supreme Court.
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This book provides brief biographies of each current member of the United States Supreme Court. Perry (government, Sweet Briar College, VA) discusses the Court's make-up in general and its demographics in comparison to the rest of the country in her introduction. She then explains each individual's background and ideology, providing interesting anecdotes and details that help explain his or her philosophy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820440460
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Teaching Texts in Law and Politics Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 159

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 William H. Rehnquist 9
Ch. 2 John Paul Stevens 27
Ch. 3 Sandra Day O'Connor 41
Ch. 4 Antonin Scalia 57
Ch. 5 Anthony M. Kennedy 73
Ch. 6 David H. Souter 87
Ch. 7 Clarence Thomas 101
Ch. 8 Ruth Bader Ginsburg 115
Ch. 9 Stephen G. Breyer 127
Bibliography 141
Index 149
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