The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court - Jeffrey Toobin

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Non-Fiction and other Book topics.

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court - Jeffrey Toobin

Toobin's look at the inner workings and personalities of the U.S. Supreme Court seeks to remove the air of mystery that surrounds the deliberations and decisions of the court. "The Nine" looks at roughly 15 years of court history, focusing largely on the individual justices. Toobin's idea is that the public should understand the behind-the-scenes workings of the Court; despite the popular idea that the Court is a group of disinterested bystanders only interested in interpreting the law, the Court is made up of justices chosen through a very politicized process and for very political reasons. He makes an effort to show the link between the justices' backgrounds and their legal views, and presents quick thumbnail sketches of their personalities and attitudes - all things that influence their decisions.

"The Nine" was on the New York Times best-seller list for over four months, and was named one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review. It received the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for Non-fiction, and the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Book Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Carma Spence-Pothitt