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Author Biskupic, Joan, author.

Title The Chief : the life and turbulent times of Chief Justice John Roberts / Joan Biskupic.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  347.2634 R542Bb 2019    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description ix, 421 pages : facsimile ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From Lancashire to Wonder Street -- The education of John Roberts -- Hearing the call -- "May it please the court" -- The standout -- The right place -- Blacks, whites, and Brown -- Politics and money -- A switch in time -- Divided by race -- A fractured court -- An open seat -- The Roberts Court in the Trump era.
Summary John 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. Biskupic takes us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far, contending 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. In doing so, she reveals the making of a justice-- and the drama on this nation's highest court. -- adapted from publisher info
Subject Roberts, John G., Jr., 1955-
United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
United States. Supreme Court -- History.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
Roberts, John G., Jr., 1955- (OCoLC)fst01548439
United States. Supreme Court. (OCoLC)fst00529481
Employees. (OCoLC)fst00909111
Judges. (OCoLC)fst00984490
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
United States. Supreme Court -- Biography.
United States. Supreme Court.
Judges -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780465093274 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0465093272 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9780465093281 (ebook)
Standard No. 40028967976

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