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The Resource The oath : the Obama White House and the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin

The oath : the Obama White House and the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin

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The oath : the Obama White House and the Supreme Court
Title
The oath
Title remainder
the Obama White House and the Supreme Court
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Toobin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the moment John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, blundered through the Oath of Office at Barack Obama's inauguration, the relationship between the Supreme Court and the White House has been confrontational. Both men are young, brilliant, charismatic, charming, determined to change the course of the nation<U+2014>and completely at odds on almost every major constitutional issue. One is radical; one essentially conservative. The surprise is that Obama is the conservative<U+2014>a believer in incremental change, compromise, and pragmatism over ideology. Roberts<U+2014>and his allies on the Court<U+2014>seek to overturn decades of precedent: in short, to undo the ultimate victory FDR achieved in the New Deal. This ideological war will crescendo during the 2011-2012 term, in which several landmark cases are on the Court's docket<U+2014>most crucially, a challenge to Obama's controversial health-care legislation. With four new justices joining the Court in just five years, including Obama's appointees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, this is a dramatically<U+2014>and historically<U+2014>different Supreme Court, playing for the highest of stakes. No one is better positioned to chronicle this dramatic tale than Jeffrey Toobin, whose prize-winning bestseller The Nine laid bare the inner workings and conflicts of the Court in meticulous and entertaining detail. As the nation prepares to vote for President in 2012, the future of the Supreme Court will also be on the ballot
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
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10144580
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Toobin, Jeffrey
Dewey number
347.73/26090512
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.T66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Obama, Barack
  • Roberts, John G.
Target audience
adult
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the Obama White House and the Supreme Court
Label
The oath : the Obama White House and the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin
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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
Contents
The politician's path -- "On behalf of the strong in opposition to the weak" -- The era of good feelings -- The legacy of appendix E -- The ballad of Lilly Ledbetter -- The war against precedent -- The hunter -- Lawyers, guns, and money -- The unrequited bipartisanship of Barack Obama -- Wise Latina -- Money talks -- Samuel Alito's question -- The rookie -- The ninety-page swan song of John Paul Stevens -- "With all due deference to separation of powers" -- The retired justices dissent -- Softball politics -- The tea party and the justice's wife -- The Thomas court -- "Democracy is not a game" -- "You should do it." -- Broccoli -- The swing vote -- Epilogue: the Roberts court
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
325 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385527200
Lccn
2012029205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 769990352
  • (OCoLC)769990352
Label
The oath : the Obama White House and the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin
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
Contents
The politician's path -- "On behalf of the strong in opposition to the weak" -- The era of good feelings -- The legacy of appendix E -- The ballad of Lilly Ledbetter -- The war against precedent -- The hunter -- Lawyers, guns, and money -- The unrequited bipartisanship of Barack Obama -- Wise Latina -- Money talks -- Samuel Alito's question -- The rookie -- The ninety-page swan song of John Paul Stevens -- "With all due deference to separation of powers" -- The retired justices dissent -- Softball politics -- The tea party and the justice's wife -- The Thomas court -- "Democracy is not a game" -- "You should do it." -- Broccoli -- The swing vote -- Epilogue: the Roberts court
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
325 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385527200
Lccn
2012029205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 769990352
  • (OCoLC)769990352

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