Michelle's Reviews > Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey

Becoming Justice Blackmun by Linda Greenhouse
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Jul 02, 11

bookshelves: nonfiction
Read from June 22 to July 02, 2011

I thought this would build up towards Roe v. Wade, but instead, the monumental case happens relatively early, both in the book and in Blackmun's career. Not only did this case have serious repercussions in the course of US history, it had a similarly huge impact on Blackmun. Forever tied to a decision that was just about randomly assigned to him, Blackmun's personal philosophy and stance on not only abortion, but also women's rights and equality evolve.

Wonderful insight on the life and mind of one of the more important figures in modern constitutional law.

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