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The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics

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$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674269361

Publication Date: 09/14/2021

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128 pages

2 illus.

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Breyer…has thought deeply about judicial power, the rule of law, and the role of the judiciary in the American polity… His voice is a powerful one, and the brevity of this book, together with its readability, should ensure its lasting influence… An important document on American civics.—Bryan A. Garner, Wall Street Journal

Seeks to provide a historical backdrop to current public discussions about reforming the court… [Breyer] warns that these politically polarized times threaten public confidence in the high court.—Joan Biskupic, Washington Post

Supreme Court Justice Breyer offers a selected history of court cases, a defense of judicial impartiality, and recommendations for promoting the public’s respect for and acceptance of the role of the judiciary in the future… A cogent overview of the court’s crucial role.Kirkus Reviews

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