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The Supreme Court: a C-SPAN book featuring the justices in their own words

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The Supreme Court grew out of a unique opportunity to interview all nine sitting Supreme Court Justices plus retired Justice O'Connor for a documentary on the Supreme Court. Through Brian Lamb and Susan Swain's interviews with our country's most influential judges, the book offers portraits of the Justices that introduces readers to the closed world of the Supreme Court, and what's it's really like to serve on the nation's highest Court.

Accompanying the Justices around the Supreme Court, and through offices steeped in historic memorabilia, Lamb and Swain offer readers a window into a fascinating world to which few have had access. In these pages, Justice Sotomayor reflects on her first impressions of the job and the acclimation process. Justice Breyer takes us behind the scenes on a private tour of his Chambers as he describes how the Court works. And Chief Justice Roberts talks about the role of the Court in Society, the role of the Chief Justice, and the process of deciding cases.

Enriching this unique material are interviews with journalists, court historians, and other experts on the Court. Journalists Joan Biskupic and Lyle Denniston (the longest serving Supreme Court reporter) talk about the process that unfolds in the Court and the impact of a new member of the Court. Clerk of the Supreme Court William Suter provides insights into the traditions of the Court. Historian Jim O'Hara discusses the Supreme Court building and its history. Two attorneys who have argued numerous cases in front of the Supreme Court tell readers what it's like facing the justices in fast paced oral arguments.

Vividly illustrated with color photographs, the book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in the makings of this powerful institution.

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table_of_contents The justices. Chief Justice John Roberts -- John Paul Stevens -- Antonin Scalia -- Anthony Kennedy -- Clarence Thomas -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- Stephen Breyer -- Samuel Alito -- Sonia Sotomayor -- Sandra Day O'connor (retired) -- Supreme Court experts. Joan Biskupic, reporter, USA Today -- Drew Days III, former Solicitor general -- Lyle Denniston, reporter, SCOTUS blog -- Maureen Mahoney, attorney and former Supreme Court law clerk -- James B. O'Hara, Supreme Court historian -- William Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court -- Supplementary material. Biographies of the justices -- Members of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-2010 -- Recent C-SPAN surveys of public awareness of the Supreme Court -- Number of Supreme Court petitions and arguments heard, 1980-2008 -- C-SPAN requests for same-day release of oral arguments -- Excerpt from the opinion Marbury v. Madison -- Biography of John Marshall, the "Great Chief".
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