As the Senate holds confirmation hearings, legal issues and the Supreme Court are getting a lot of attention. Here are several titles you might find of interest:
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America by Wil Haygood 347.732634 HAY
Marshall was the first African-American Supreme Court justice and one of the most important legal minds in American history. Haygood is an award-winning author.
Notorious RBG: the Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik B GINSBURG
An unprecedented look at a feminist pioneer and Supreme Court Justice and how she has changed the world.
The Case Against the Supreme Court by Erwin Chemerinsky 347.7326 CHE
Chemerinsky, a constitutional scholar from the University of California, Irvine, offers an accessible, refreshingly candid, and no-holds-barred indictment of the Supreme Court.
Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA by Roberta Kaplan 346.0168 KAP
Civil rights lawyer Kaplan, who argued the case before the Supreme Court, tells the remarkable story of the landmark case that was a victory for gay rights.
The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right by Michael J. Graetz 347.7326 GRA
A Columbia Law School professor and a New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning legal journalist combine expertise to provide the best kind of legal history: cogent, relevant, and timely, given the focus on the Court’s role and power.
Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman 347.732634 HIR
An account of the lives of the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court and their fascinating relationship.
The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities by Stephen Breyer 347.7326 BRE
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer looks at the work of the Supreme Court in an increasingly interconnected world in which the Court must consider issues that no longer involve just U.S. citizens and corporations.