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Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court

 
 
 
 
Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court
Author: Edward Lazarus
ISBN 13: 9780143035275
ISBN 10: 143035274
Edition: Updated ed.
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2005-05-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 608
List Price: $18.00
 
 

Lazarus, a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, sees the Supreme Court of the Rehnquist years as an institution broken into unyielding factions in which the Justices often resort to transparently deceitful and hypocritical arguments and factual distortions in order to a achieve desired results. Juxtaposing history, memoir, and analysis, he uses Court dealings with the issues of the death penalty, race discrimination, and abortion as illustrative of the larger problem of the breakdown of the Court's internal culture. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR