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Five Chiefs; A Supreme Court Memoir

John Paul Stevens

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ISBN 10: 031619980X / ISBN 13: 9780316199803
Published by Little Brown & Company, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2011
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Little Brown & Company, New York. 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: As New. DJ: As New. Blue boards and spine with bright silver lettering on spine. 292 pp. This book is the recounting of Justice John Paul Stevens' personal experiences with 5 Chief Justices; Vinson, Warren, Burger, Rehnquist, and Roberts. Stevens discusses his views of these men and his own career from his law school days until the moment he left the bench. An unprecedented and historically significant look at the highest court in the US. A clean pristine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 002614

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Title: Five Chiefs; A Supreme Court Memoir

Publisher: Little Brown & Company, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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When he resigned last June, Justice Stevens was the third longest serving Justice in American history (1975-2010)--only Justice William O. Douglas, whom Stevens succeeded, and Stephen Field have served on the Court for a longer time.

In Five Chiefs, Justice Stevens captures the inner workings of the Supreme Court via his personal experiences with the five Chief Justices--Fred Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and John Roberts--that he interacted with. He reminisces of being a law clerk during Vinson's tenure; a practicing lawyer for Warren; a circuit judge and junior justice for Burger; a contemporary colleague of Rehnquist; and a colleague of current Chief Justice John Roberts. Along the way, he will discuss his views of some the most significant cases that have been decided by the Court from Vinson, who became Chief Justice in 1946 when Truman was President, to Roberts, who became Chief Justice in 2005.

Packed with interesting anecdotes and stories about the Court, Five Chiefs is an unprecedented and historically significant look at the highest court in the United States.

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John Paul Stevens served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1970-1975. President Ford nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat December 19, 1975. Justice Stevens retired from the Supreme Court on June 29, 2010.

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