From off the wall and down the rabbit hole -- Making the Roberts Court -- The rookie and sophomore years -- The court of public opinion, the Supreme Court, and gun rights -- Business stooge or umpire? : business cases in the Roberts Court -- The Roberts Court -- Sticks and stones, lies and insults -- Citizens united and campaign finance
Seven minutes after President Obama signed national health insurance into law, a lawyer in the office of Florida's Attorney General began a challenge that would eventually reach the nation's highest court. Health care is only the most visible and recent front in a battle over the meaning and scope of the U.S. Constitution. The battleground is the United States Supreme Court, and one of its most insightful and trenchant observers takes us close up. Marcia Coyle's inside account captures how those cases began and how they ultimately exposed the great divides among the justices. Most dramatically, her analysis shows how dedicated conservative lawyers and groups are strategizing to find cases and crafting them to bring to the conservative-dominated Supreme Court. The Roberts Court offers a ringside seat at the struggle to lay down the law of the land.--From publisher description.
"From Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life. Yet the court remains a mysterious institution, and the motivations of the nine men and women who serve for life are often obscure. Now, in Uncertain Justice, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz show the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution. This essential book arrives at a make-or-break moment for the nation and the court. Political gridlock, cultural change, and technological progress mean that the court's decisions on key topics--including free speech, privacy, voting rights, and presidential power--could be uniquely durable. Acutely aware of their opportunity, the justices are rewriting critical aspects of constitutional law and redrawing the ground rules of American government. Tribe--one of the country's leading constitutional lawyers--and Matz dig deeply into the court's recent rulings, stepping beyond tired debates over judicial "activism" to draw out hidden meanings and silent battles."
Part 1. Traditions: Legacies -- In the shadow of war -- Export -- Foreign courts -- Part 2. Political science: Rules of democracy -- General welfare -- A sense of we -- Threat of force -- Part 3. At the court: Breakdown by court order -- Judicial interpretation for democracy
Introduction An Enigmatic Court - Examining the Roberts Court as It Begins Year Three by Kmiec, Douglas W.; Starr, Kenneth W. - Page 493 Alito/O'Connor Switch, The An Enigmatic Court - Examining the Roberts Court as It Begins Year Three by Biskupic, Joan - Page 495
Roberts Court & Executive Power, The An Enigmatic Court - Examining the Roberts Court as It Begins Year Three by Rosen, Jeffrey - Page 503 Standing Still - Did the Roberts Court Narrow, but Not Overrule, Flast to Allow Time to Re-think Establishment Clause Jurisprudence An Enigmatic Court - Examining the Roberts Court as It Begins Year Three by Kmiec, Douglas W. - Page 509
Criminal Justice An Enigmatic Court - Examining the Roberts Court as It Begins Year Three by Amar, Vikram - Page 523
Free Speech An Enigmatic Court - Examining the Roberts Court as It Begins Year Three by Sullivan, Kathleen M. - Page 533
Roberts Court & the Business Cases, The An Enigmatic Court - Examining the Roberts Court as It Begins Year Three by Starr, Kenneth W. - Page 541
Roundtable Discussion An Enigmatic Court - Examining the Roberts Court as It Begins Year Three - Page 547