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Author Biskupic, Joan, author.

Title The chief : the life and turbulent times of Chief Justice John Roberts / Joan Biskupic.

Published New York : Basic Books, 2019.
©2019

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 UniM Law  KB 15 R6 BISK    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 421 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-358) and index.
Contents From Lancashire to Wonder Street -- The education of John Roberts -- Hearing the call -- "May it please the court" -- The stand out -- The right place -- Blacks, whites, and Brown -- Politics and money -- A switch in time -- Divided by race -- A fractured court -- An open seat -- The Roberts court in the Trump era.
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's 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." -- Provided by publisher.
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
Subject Roberts, John G., Jr., 1955-
United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
United States. Supreme Court -- History.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
ISBN 9780465093274 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0465093272 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)

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