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Nine black robes : inside the Supreme Court's drive to the right and its historic consequences / Joan Biskupic.

Biskupic, Joan, (author.).

With unparalleled access to key players, a CNN senior legal analyst and Supreme Court expert provides an urgent and inside look at the history-making era of the Supreme Court during the Trump and post-Trump years, including its reversal of Roe v. Wade.
"Nine Black Robes displays the inner maneuverings among the Supreme Court justices that led to the seismic reversal of Roe v. Wade and a half century of women's abortion rights. Biskupic details how rights are stripped away or, alternatively as in the case of gun owners, how rights are expanded. Today's bench--with its conservative majority--is desperately ideological. The Court has been headed rightward and ensnared by its own intrigues for years, but the Trump appointments hastened the modern transformation. With unparalleled access to key players, Biskupic shows the tactics of each justice and reveals switched votes and internal pacts that typically never make the light of day, yet will have repercussions for generations to come"--

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  • ISBN: 9780063052789
  • ISBN: 0063052784
  • Physical Description: xii, 401 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-380) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Unmasked -- "Inside the castle" -- "Nobody on that court is like anybody else on that court" -- "Joining us for tonight's ceremony is every sitting Supreme Court justice" -- The triumvirate -- A moment of truth -- "Justice is not inevitable" -- Culture wars in a time of COVID -- The Chief at the height of his power -- A deathbed wish -- Bush v. Gore and Trump v. Biden -- The supermajority -- "Zero. None".
Subject: United States. Supreme Court > History > 21st century.
United States. Supreme Court > Officials and employees.
Justice, Administration of > United States > History > 21st century.
Political questions and judicial power > United States.
Judges > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-2021.
United States > Politics and government > 2021-

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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 347.732 BIS 2023 (Text) 31001101884980 Adult Non Fiction Available -

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