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The Rule of Five

Making Climate History at the Supreme Court

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674238121

Publication Date: 03/10/2020


368 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • Prelude
  • 1. Joe
  • 2. Rocking the Boat
  • 3. A Turd
  • 4. An Agency Misstep
  • 5. The Carbon Dioxide Warriors
  • 6. Weakness in Numbers
  • 7. Three Judges
  • 8. Completely Confused
  • 9. A Clarion Dissent
  • 10. Hail Mary Pass
  • 11. “Holy #@$#!”
  • 12. The Lure of the Lectern
  • 13. Moots
  • 14. Seventy-Four Inches
  • 15. A Hot Bench
  • 16. Red Lights
  • 17. The Conference
  • 18. A Bow-Tied Jedi Master
  • 19. Two Boxes
  • 20. Making History
  • Epilogue
  • Note on Sources
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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