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
Statement of responsibility
Joan Biskupic
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 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. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land? In The Chief, award-winning journalist Joan 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. Biskupic shows how Roberts' dual commitments have fostered distrust among his colleagues, with major consequences for the law. Trenchant and authoritative, The Chief reveals the making of a justice and the drama on this nation's highest court." --
  • 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
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biskupic, Joan
Dewey number
  • 347.73/2634
  • B
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roberts, John G.
  • Roberts, John G
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Judges
  • Employees
  • Judges
  • United States
Label
The Chief : the life and turbulent times of Chief Justice John Roberts, Joan Biskupic
Instantiates
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
  • A switch in time
  • Divided by race
  • A fractured court
  • An open seat
  • The Roberts Court in the Trump era
  • 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 421 pages
Isbn
9780465093274
Lccn
2018039502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimile
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1043580764
  • 1765083
  • (OCoLC)on1043580764
  • 1765083
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
Contents
  • A switch in time
  • Divided by race
  • A fractured court
  • An open seat
  • The Roberts Court in the Trump era
  • 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 421 pages
Isbn
9780465093274
Lccn
2018039502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimile
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1043580764
  • 1765083
  • (OCoLC)on1043580764
  • 1765083

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