The Nine

If you want to learn the history of the Supreme Court, I recommend The Nine:  Inside the Secret World of the Supreme CourtFullSizeRender (1) by Jeffrey Toobin.  It is neither a quick read, nor an easy read, but the process of reading it was both educational and extremely satisfying.  I learned more American history than I had since high school and college, probably more, as I was reading because I was interested, not because I hoped to “make an A.”  Aside from the history, this book is a lesson in objectivity, how the Associate Justices strive for neutrality and fairness, and the men and women who made those decisions, striving for what is right.

Most people are good and honest, regardless of their gender.  May it always be so.

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