October 13, 2011

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FIVE CHIEFS
A SUPREME COURT MEMOIR
by JOHN PAUL STEVENS


SYNOPSIS:
When he resigned last June, Justice Stevens was the third longest serving Justice in American history (1975-2010)--only Justice William O. Douglas, whom Stevens succeeded, and Stephen Field have served on the Court for a longer time.

In Five Chiefs, Justice Stevens captures the inner workings of the Supreme Court via his personal experiences with the five Chief Justices--Fred Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and John Roberts--that he interacted with. He reminisces of being a law clerk during Vinson's tenure; a practicing lawyer for Warren; a circuit judge and junior justice for Burger; a contemporary colleague of Rehnquist; and a colleague of current Chief Justice John Roberts. Along the way, he will discuss his views of some the most significant cases that have been decided by the Court from Vinson, who became Chief Justice in 1946 when Truman was President, to Roberts, who became Chief Justice in 2005.

Packed with interesting anecdotes and stories about the Court, Five Chiefs is an unprecedented and historically significant look at the highest court in the United States.


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78 comments:

Cathy W said...

I'd love reading about the inner workings of the Supreme Court and about how he got there.
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ann said...

i was always interested in law and the justice system . sounds like a book i would enjoy

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Sounds fascinating and I just might learn something, too.

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I have always wondered how they come about their verdicts on each case, this would be an inside look.
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Amy said...

The Supreme Court chooses the cases they hear and many of them lead to new laws. The facts tend to be scintillating and the decisions captivating. Since Stevens served for many years with some of our most interesting justices the stories he shares I expect are very interesting. But, aside from that, Stevens had some fascinating jobs that put him in positions to know information about cases as well as the other justices we would not otherwise be privvy to. I expect this book is an extremely interesting reading experience!

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valancia said...

Law and Justice are some things that are of interest to me, was citated wrongly up by a Magistrate once- it made me upset that a man of the Law didnt even know the Law or even care to check on things(would of been easy to check at the courthouse in the records) but he didn't ... disgraceful!
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aisling said...

There aren't many people who have insight into the Court, its workings and its personalities like Justice Stevens and I think this would be a fascinating book to read. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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lilsnobelle said...

I am fascinated already. I would love to hear his insights into the inner workings of the highest court system, where major decisions are made. I love this subject, and can't wait to read it, which I will.

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Renee G said...

I'd love to read this, because I've always what goes on behind closed doors at the Supreme court.
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I read Scorpions earlier this year (I'd won it in a giveaway!) and I loved learning about the workings of the Supreme Court. This sounds like a great follow-up to that book.

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I think it would be fascinating to read about an insiders perspective on the Supreme Court.
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Patricia said...

I admire Justice Stevens very much and am eager to read his take on the Chief Justices he served with.

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Amber said...

I'd love to learn more about the political process and the role the supreme court plays in it, especially since I'm considering going to law school!
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I'd like to read the supreme court anecdotes. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Carolyn said...

As a civil rights lawyer, I've always been fascinated by what goes on behind closed door in the supreme court. I'd absolutely love to own a copy of this book and learn more!
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I like reading non fiction books and it seems to be a fascinating subject

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degood said...

I think that his prospective as a peer would make for a very interesting view of these 5 judges and their historical decisions while in office. It sounds like a fascinating read.

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purango said...

I want to read the book because it would be interesting to read about the inner workings of the Supreme Court and the men and women who shape our laws. This third branch of our government is somewhat secretative. garrrettsambo@aol.com

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I'd like to hear more about his time on the court

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These people are such mysterious beings, so having a little insight would be great!
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I'd like to get it to read his perspective on Roberts' court. I've read quite a bit about the other Chief Justice's, but work on Roberts is still kind of scarce.

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