The Brethren: Inside The Supreme Court By Bob Woodward And Scott Armstrong

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The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court, by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong, gives the public an intimate description of the justices who serve on the Supreme Court in the 1969-1976. This book also gives an unprecedented look at the daily work and personal lives of the justices. The book describes the relationships the justices have with each other and the relationships they have with their clerks. Woodward and Armstrong give the reader insight to the justice's personalities and their personal agenda. There is an appearance that the justices use their positions on the Supreme Court to push their ideologies and create laws instead of enforcing the laws set by congress. Chief Justice Burger is not described in a favorable light throughout the book. He was too concerned about power and that was shown by the way he assigned cases. He assigned high-profile cases to himself, while delegating cases with insignificant decisions to other members of the court. This practice was also done by Chief Justice Warren. Chief Justice Burger often times changed his vote to be in the majority and thus...

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