A Supreme Court Memoir
On Sale: October 3, 2011
Featuring: John Paul Stevens
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When he resigned last June, Justice Stevens was the third
longest serving Justice in American history
(1975-2010)--only Justice William O. Douglas, whom Stevens
succeeded, and Stephen Field have served on the Court for a
In Five Chiefs, Justice Stevens
captures the inner workings of the Supreme Court via his
personal experiences with the five Chief Justices--Fred
Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and
John Roberts--that he interacted with. He reminisces of
being a law clerk during Vinson's tenure; a practicing
lawyer for Warren; a circuit judge and junior justice for
Burger; a contemporary colleague of Rehnquist; and a
colleague of current Chief Justice John Roberts. Along the
way, he will discuss his views of some the most significant
cases that have been decided by the Court from Vinson, who
became Chief Justice in 1946 when Truman was President, to
Roberts, who became Chief Justice in 2005.
with interesting anecdotes and stories about the Court,
Five Chiefs is an unprecedented and historically
significant look at the highest court in the United States.
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