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The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin
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Oct 16, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: anyone
Read in October, 2008

Factual, well-researched and completely accessible exploration of the recent (Rehnquist to Roberts) Supreme Court and some of the significant cases before it. Toobin presents understandable analysis of the cases and the opinions, as well as meaningful characterizations of the individual justices. This is far from a typical read for me--first, it's non-fiction and second, it's historical/political. But--full disclosure here--I'm a closet Supreme Court watcher and have been known to read decisions on the Court's website. (Lawrence v. Texas was fun just for Scalia's ranting dissent and O'Connor's opinion with the majority, but for entirely different reasons so she didn't have to overturn her own earlier opinion in Bowers.) Okay, I called a Supreme Court opinion "fun"--I have attained geekdom.

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