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The Resource The Chief : the life and turbulent times of Chief Justice John Roberts, Joan Biskupic

The Chief : the life and turbulent times of Chief Justice John Roberts, Joan Biskupic

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The Chief : the life and turbulent times of Chief Justice John Roberts
Title
The Chief
Title remainder
the life and turbulent times of Chief Justice John Roberts
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Joan Biskupic
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eng
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
  • "John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005, vowing to decide cases as a neutral umpire. In the almost fifteen years since, he has frequently appeared to break that promise, handing down one conservative victory after another--on voting rights, campaign finance, and more--all while arguing that the justices, and the Court, are not political. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land? And what should we expect from Roberts now that he commands a secure right-wing majority? In [this book], award-winning journalist Joan Biskupic offers an inside account of Roberts's life and career, from his formative years at an elite boarding school in Indiana through his service in Republican administrations and into the first Supreme Court sessions of the Trump era. 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. She shows that on certain issues, including race, he is a hardcore ideologue, but on others he is willing to compromise--as he did with his stunning vote to uphold Obamacare. Roberts's dual commitments have sometimes fostered distrust among his colleagues and have had major consequences for the law. A trenchant and authoritative portrait of the Supreme Court's enigmatic chief justice, The Chief shows us the inner workings and interpersonal drama of the highest court in the land."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Biskupic, Joan
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Roberts, John G.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Roberts, John G.
  • United States
  • Judges
  • Employees
  • Judges
  • United States
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The Chief : the life and turbulent times of Chief Justice John Roberts, Joan Biskupic
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 421 pages
Isbn
9780465093274
Lccn
2018039502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40028967976
Other physical details
facsimile
System control number
(OCoLC)1043580764
Label
The Chief : the life and turbulent times of Chief Justice John Roberts, Joan Biskupic
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 421 pages
Isbn
9780465093274
Lccn
2018039502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40028967976
Other physical details
facsimile
System control number
(OCoLC)1043580764

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