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The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty

by John A. Murley & Sean D. Sutton Lexington Books (June 12, 2014)

The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury critiques the Supreme Court’s decisions to allow reduced jury sizes and less than unanimous jury verdicts to determine guilt. John A. Murley and Sean D. Sutton challenges...


Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

by John Paul Stevens Little, Brown and Company (April 22, 2014)

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest...


The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

by Michael McCall, Christina DeJong, Christopher E. Smith & Madhavi M. McCall et al. Lexington Books (November 16, 2011)

By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal...


Justices, Presidents, and Senators: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Bush II

by Henry J. Abraham Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2007)

Totally revised and updated, this classic history of the 110 members of the U.S. Supreme Court addresses the vital questions of why individual justices were nominated to the highest court, how their nominations...


Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare

by Sen. Mike Lee Threshold Editions (June 17, 2013)

An original ebook from the current US senator to Utah, explaining why Chief Justice Roberts was wrong to disregard the Constitution in making his historic and controversial healthcare decision.

uring Chief Justice...


Zones of Twilight: Wartime Presidential Powers and Federal Court Decision Making

by Amanda DiPaolo Lexington Books (December 22, 2009)

Zones of Twilight examines how the federal courts decide wartime cases when rights are limited, arguing that the courts do not use rights-based language but instead decide cases emphasizing the institutional...


Justice Takes a Recess: Judicial Recess Appointments from George Washington to George W. Bush

by Scott E. Graves & Robert M. Howard Lexington Books (May 16, 2009)

Justice Takes a Recess examines why and under what circumstances presidents use the recess appointment power to appoint judges to the Federal courts. The authors show that the use of the recess power upsets...


The Price of Politics: Lessons from Kelo v. City of New London

by Kyle Scott Lexington Books (November 04, 2009)

The Price of Politics examines the historical, political, and legal heritage of the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights to come to grips with modern political developments. Using a cross-disciplinary, multi-methods...


The Political Question Doctrine and the Supreme Court of the United States

by Nada Mourtada-Sabbah & Bruce E. Cain Lexington Books (January 11, 2007)

Historically, the political question doctrine has held the courts from resolving constitutional issues that are better left to other departments of government, as a way of maintaining the system of checks and...


Supreme Court Jurisprudence in Times of National Crisis, Terrorism, and War: A Historical Perspective

by Arthur H. Garrison Lexington Books (May 13, 2011)

This book will provide the reader with a chronological review of the Supreme Court jurisprudence on the Commander-in-Chief power of the President and how the Court developed and enforced the boundaries around...


I'm from the Government and I'm Here to Kill You

by David T. Hardy Skyhorse (October 10, 2017)

Gallup recently found that 49 percent of Americans believe that the government poses “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.” I’m from the Government and I’m Here to Kill...


63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell Skyhorse (May 02, 2011)

The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-out bullshit, according to Jesse Ventura. In this incredible collection of actual government documents, Ventura, the ultimate non- partisan truth-seeker,...


Riot that Never Was, The

by James Jackson Baraka Books (October 24, 2011)

A fascinating, methodical investigation into a little-known tragedy shows that truth can prevail even 180 years after the fact.In this "whodunit," James Jackson is a one-man investigative commission. He meticulously...


Laboratory of Justice

by David L. Faigman Times Books (April 30, 2005)

From the American Revolution to the genetic revolution, the U.S. Supreme Court's uneasy attempts to weave science into the Constitution

Suppose that scientists identify a gene that predicts that a person is likely...


The Making of a Justice

by Justice John Paul Stevens Little, Brown and Company (May 13, 2019)

A "timely and hugely important" memoir of Justice John Paul Stevens's life on the Supreme Court (New York Times).

When Justice John Paul Stevens retired from the Supreme Court of the United States in 2010, he...


The Chief

by Joan Biskupic Basic Books (March 25, 2019)

An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far

John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would...


John Marshall

by Richard Brookhiser Basic Books (November 12, 2018)

The life of John Marshall, Founding Father and America's premier chief justice.

In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth chief justice of the United States....


The Bill of Rights

by Linda R Monk & Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hachette Books (April 09, 2018)

With a foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.

An Engaging, Accessible Guide to the Bill of Rights for Everyday Citizens.

In The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, award-winning author...


Conversations with RBG

by Jeffrey Rosen Henry Holt and Co. (November 04, 2019)

In her own words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center.

This remarkable book presents...


Supreme Ambition

by Ruth Marcus Simon & Schuster (December 03, 2019)

The Republicans began plotting their takeover of the Supreme Court thirty years ago. Brett Kavanaugh set his sights on the court right out of law school. Washington Post journalist and legal expert Ruth Marcus...


The RBG Way

by Rebecca Gibian Skyhorse (November 05, 2019)

Understanding and applying the wisdom of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

Given her incredible tenure as a Supreme Court justice as well as her monumental impact on the modern women’s rights movement, Ruth Bader...


My Own Words

by Mary Hartnett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wendy W. Williams & Linda Lavin Simon & Schuster Audio (October 04, 2016)

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring...


The Brethren

by Bob Woodward, Scott Armstrong & Holter Graham Simon & Schuster Audio (February 19, 2019)

The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.

Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate...


Postgate

by John O'Connor & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2020)

Deep Throat's lawyer discovers the Washington Post betrayed his client--while covering up the real truth about the Watergate scandal.

The conventional wisdom of Watergate is turned on its head by Postgate, revealing...


The Real Watergate Scandal

by Geoff Shepard & Chris Abell Blackstone Publishing (October 22, 2019)

An aging judge about to step down. Aggressive prosecutors friendly with the judge. A disgraced president. A nation that had already made up its mind. The Watergate trials were a legal mess--and now, with the...


The Price of Justice

by Laurence Leamer & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (May 07, 2013)

This nonfiction legalthriller traces the fourteen-year struggle of two lawyers to bring themost powerful coal baron in American history to justice.

Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early1990s,...


Men in Black

by Mark R. Levin, Jeff Riggenbach & Rush Limbaugh Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

The Supreme Court endorses terrorists’ rights, flag burning, and importing foreign law. Is that in the Constitution? You’re right: it’s not. But these days the Constitution is no restraint on our out-of-control...


Power Wars

by Charlie Savage & Dan Woren Little, Brown & Company (November 03, 2015)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage's penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security state.

Barack Obama campaigned on changing George W. Bush's "global war on terror"...


Six Amendments

by John Paul Stevens & Daniel Hagen Little, Brown & Company (April 22, 2014)

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest...


The Bill of Rights

by Linda R Monk, Susan Larkin & Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hachette Books (April 10, 2018)

With a foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.

An Engaging, Accessible Guide to the Bill of Rights for Everyday Citizens.

In The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, award-winning author...


Dred Scott and the Dangers of a Political Court

by Ethan Greenberg Lexington Books (November 25, 2009)

Dred Scott exemplies neither originalism nor aspirationalism gone wrong, as many modern critics now argue. Rather, the Dred Scott Court erred chiefly because the majority gave in to the still-relevant temptation...


American Conspiracies

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell Skyhorse (March 08, 2010)

A New York Times Best Seller!

New York Times bestselling author Jesse Ventura is back with more conspiracies that our government wishes you didn't know about!

In this explosive account of wrongful acts and ensuing...


The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia

by Howard Schweber, David A. Schultz, Gerard Michael D’Emilio & Mary Welek Atwell et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Many hoped or feared that Antonin Scalia’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1986 would guarantee a conservative counter-revolution that would reverse the liberal jurisprudence of the Supreme Court under...


The Chief

by Joan Biskupic Basic Books (March 26, 2019)

An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far

John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would...


The Themes That Bind Us

by Gretchen Oltman, Johnna L. Graff & Cynthia Wood Maddux Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

Teaching U.S. Supreme Court cases can be a daunting task for any social studies teacher, but this book can ease that process. Carefully aligned with the NCSS’ Ten Themes, this teacher’s guide provides thirty-two...


The Prohibition Era and Policing

by Wesley M. Oliver Vanderbilt University Press (April 20, 2018)

Legal precedents created during Prohibition have lingered, leaving search-and-seizure law much better defined than limits on police use of force, interrogation practices, or eyewitness identification protocols....


Reproductive Rights in New York and New Jersey

by Jonathan F. Parent Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

New York and New Jersey maintain almost identical laws dealing with abortion, but the process for developing those laws differed in each state. Courts were heavily involved in New Jersey, whereas most policy...


Essential Supreme Court Decisions

by John R. Vile Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2018)

The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 17th edition has been updated...


Confirmation Bias

by Carl Hulse Harper (June 11, 2019)

The Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times presents a richly detailed, news-breaking, and conversation-changing look at the unprecedented political fight to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant...


Judicial Behavior and Policymaking

by Robert J. Hume Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 23, 2018)

Judicial Behavior and Policymaking introduces students to the politics of judging, exploring why judges make the decisions they do, who has the power to influence judicial decision-making, and what the consequences...


The Corruption Chronicles: Obama's Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government

by Tom Fitton Threshold Editions (July 24, 2012)

WASHINGTON'S MOST CORRUPT:  PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

FLOUTING OF FEDERAL LAW * CORRUPTION * VIOLATING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS * TERRORIST TIES * VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD * GOVERNMENT CON GAMES * EXTORTION...


Social Inequality, Criminal Justice, and Race in Tennessee

by Gerald K. Fosten Lexington Books (December 21, 2017)

This book examines the national criminal justice system’s and the state of Tennessee criminal justice system’s policies in terms of how they balance the citizens’ need for prisons with the private sector's...


The Impeachment of Chief Justice David Brock

by John Cerullo & David C. Steelman Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

In the last few decades of the 20th Century, New Hampshire’s judiciary had been substantially reconfigured: constitutional amendments and other measures endorsed by the national judicial-modernization movement...


TIME Supreme Court Decisions

by The Editors of Time Time (September 09, 2016)

TIME Magazine examines important decisions by the Supreme Court.


American Justice 2017

by Kimberly Robinson University of Pennsylvania Press (September 15, 2017)

With the death of associate justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court was plunged into crisis. Refusing to hold hearings or confirm the nominee of a Democratic president almost a year away from a presidential...


The Limits of Judicial Power

by William Lasser The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2017)

Lasser examines in detail four periods during which the Court was widely charged with overstepping its constitutional power: the late 1850s, with the Dred Scott case and its aftermath; the Reconstruction era;...


The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women: From Obstacles to Options

by Nichola D. Gutgold Lexington Books (May 24, 2012)

From 1981 to 2010, the advancements of women in the United States can be seen in the words of the four pioneering women on the Supreme Court. The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women: From Obstacles to Options, by...


The Supreme Court on Unions

by Julius G. Getman ILR Press (May 19, 2016)

Labor unions and courts have rarely been allies. From their earliest efforts to organize, unions have been confronted with hostile judges and antiunion doctrines. In this book, Julius G. Getman argues that while...


Justice Stephen Field's Cooperative Constitution of Liberty

by Adam M. Carrington Lexington Books (June 30, 2017)

This book examines liberty’s Constitutional meaning through the jurisprudence of Justice Stephen Field, one of the late-Nineteenth Century’s most influential Supreme Court Justices. A Lincoln appointee who...


The Price of Justice in America

by Paul Brakke Changemakers Kids (July 15, 2017)

 

THE PRICE OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA features a series of blogs I have written about problems in the criminal justice system and how they might be fixed.  I have been writing these blogs for my website (www.americanjusticethebook.com...