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A Good Quarrel: America's Top Legal Reporters Share Stories from Inside the Supreme Court
The country's top legal reporters comment on and analyze some of the most important oral arguments in recent court history
Paperback, 216 pages
Published April 22nd 2009 by University of Michigan Press
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Courtroom proceedings offer the thrill of a sporting event and the drama of a stage production as lawyers match wits, grill witnesses, and introduce eleventh-hour elements that may upend the course of a trial. The most decisive contests play out in the U.S. Supreme Court, where lawyers debate the meaning of the highest law—the Constitution—before the highest legal authorities—the nine justices. In A Good Quarrel, the nation's best court reporters discuss the most memorable cases of the past fift ...more
If you have any interest at all in the workings of the Supreme Court, you are likely to enjoy this book. It is made up of a series of court decisions each described by an experienced legal reporter. Links to sound clips on the net make it even more interesting.