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American Government 3e

Suggestions for Further Study

American Government 3eSuggestions for Further Study

Books written by current and former justices:

Breyer, Stephen. 2006. Active Liberty: Interpreting the Democratic Constitution. New York: Vintage; 2010; Making Democracy Work: A Judge’s View. New York: Knopf.

O’Connor, Sandra Day. 2004. The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice. New York: Random House.

Rehnquist, William. 2002. The Supreme Court. New York: Vintage.

Scalia, Antonin. 1998. A Matter of Interpretation: The Federal Courts and the Law. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Sotomayor, Sonia. 2014. My Beloved World. New York: Vintage Books.

Stevens, John Paul. 2011. Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir. New York: Little, Brown.

Thomas, Clarence. 2008. My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir. New York: Harper.

Books about the U.S. court system:

Coyle, Marcia. 2013. The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Ferguson, Andrew G. 2013. Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Constitutional Action. New York: New York University Press.

Millhiser, Ian. 2015. Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted. New York: Nation Books.

Peppers, Todd C., and Artemus Ward. 2012. In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

Tobin, Jeffrey. 2012. The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court. New York: Doubleday.

Vile, John R. 2014. Essential Supreme Court Decisions: Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law, 16th ed. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.


1981. The First Monday in October.

1993. The Pelican Brief.

HBO. 2000. Recount.

2015. Confirmation.

2015. On the Basis of Sex.

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