Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court

11 Apr

Justice O’Connor has written a wonderfully warm and engaging history of the the United States Supreme Court, and brings to life the colorful and contentious men – and recently, women – who have served this country as the highest court. Like the best professor you have ever had, she graciously treats you as if you recall why Marbury v. Madison matters, and then shares the case law, politics and importance of the pivotal decisions that have shaped America. I was struck by the impact of such things as the earliest Justices having to “ride circuit” across the fledgling country, bringing the federal government to local communities and stitching together this disparate nation.

“Out of Order” is a thoroughly enjoyable, informative survey of a critical part of America’s Constitutional structure – highly recommend!

 

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2 Responses to “Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court”

  1. Annie's Place April 11, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    I’m glad I saw your post. This looks like a book I would really enjoy 🙂

    • mjmartell May 4, 2013 at 1:22 am #

      It is really well written and a great look thru our history. Enjoy!

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