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The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court
The Brethren Inside the Supreme Court
Author: Scott Armstrong, Bob Woodward
Offers an unprecedented view of the chief and associate justices of the Burger Supreme Court, illuminating the maneuvering, arguing, politicking, and compromising that underlie the making of decisions that affect every major area of American life.
ISBN-13: 9780380521838
ISBN-10: 0380521830
Publication Date: 7/1996
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Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Please be aware that this book came out in 1979 and deals with Supreme Court cases through 1976. It discusses the aftermath of Brown v. Board of education and Roe v. Wade.
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From the back cover: "Fascinating . . . the pace is swift, with details that rivet the attention."

"Superb . . . without question the most penetrating and intimate study of the inner workings of the Supreme Court ever to appear in print."
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Although "The Brethren" was written a quarter of a century ago and it covers the Supreme Court sessions from 1969 to 1975, there are... reasons to hunt down a used copy of this book and read it today.

The Brethren attempts to present the reader with what "really" goes on in the Supreme Court. It describes the conferences, the personality of justices, and how justices feel toward each other, items that are generally hidden from the public.
Covering the terms from 1969-1975, Woodward and Armstrong gives us a look at the fourteen justices and how they dealt with the major issues facing the court. The book describes how Burger changed his conference votes so he could assign the majority opinion of the court, angering (the other Justices.) amazon reviews
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An interesting study of the inner workings of The Supreme Court.


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