The Chief

The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts
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Product Number: DD42864
Released: Mar 26, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549123368
Narrator/s: Jennywren Walker
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An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so farJohn Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything but, pointing to his conservative victories on voting rights and campaign finance. Yet he broke from orthodoxy in his decision to preserve Obamacare. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land? In The Chief, award-winning journalist Joan Biskupic contends that Roberts is torn between two, often divergent, priorities: to carry out a conservative agenda, and to protect the Court's image and his place in history. Biskupic shows how Roberts's dual commitments have fostered distrust among his colleagues, with major consequences for the law. Trenchant and authoritative, The Chief reveals the making of a justice and the drama on this nation's highest court.

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Author(s): Joan Biskupic
Narrator(s): Jennywren Walker
Product Number Z100145426
Released: Mar 26, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549123351
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Author(s): Joan Biskupic
Product Number EB00729276
Released: Mar 26, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541617506

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