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Jeffrey toobin brilliantly portrays key personalities and cases and shows how the president was fatally slow. Walshs opposition to its publication prompted penguin books and its young author to seek a court order. Supreme court, under its current chief justice john roberts, who wants to push for a less regulated economic environment in keeping with current republican and tea party philosophy. New yorker staff writer and cnn legal analyst jeffrey toobin examines the ideological struggle between the conservative majority on the court and the.370 1461 1193 756 1068 867 1636 365 1470 347 1385 1013 54 1063 1417 385 409 929 915 116 473 746 998 1339 1509 1348 1312 757 1309 943 1301 250 85 788 55 1211 1041 839 192 198 197