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Hunt, Santana

Summary: The Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States. While it only hears about 80 cases out of the thousands that petition to be heard, the court s decisions have a big impact. The most important job of the Supreme Court is to decide the constitutionality of laws and actions. This process is broken down for readers in simple terms that support their understanding of the judicial branch....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 347 HUN

Scalia, Antonin

Summary: "By any measure, Antonin Scalia lived an extraordinary life. A Supreme Court justice for three decades, he transformed the way that judges and lawyers think about the law. Married to his beloved Wife, Maureen, for more than fifty years, a father to nine children, and a grandfather to dozens, he was devoted to his family and his faith. He was gregarious, energetic, and a friend to people of all...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Forum 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 815 SCA

Sotomayor, Sonia

Summary: "As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was books! They were her mirrors, her maps, her friends, and her teachers. They helped her to connect with her family in New York and in Puerto Rico, to deal with her diabetes diagnosis, to cope with her father's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB SOTOMAYOR SOT

Rappaport, Doreen

Summary: As a student, teacher, lawyer, and judge, Ruth often experienced unfair treatment. But she persisted, becoming a cultural icon, championing equality in pay and opportunity. Her brilliant mind, compelling arguments, and staunch commitment to truth and justice have convinced many to stand with her, and her fight continues to this day.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Hyperion 2020

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Meltzer, Brad

Summary: This volume of ordinary people change the world features Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. She is proof that with opportunity comes justice.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SOT

Sotomayor, Sonia

Summary: "In this adaptation for middle graders based on her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor's extraordinary life inspires. Her achievement serves as a true testament to the fact that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. Includes an 8-page photo insert. Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Books for Young Readers 2018

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De Hart, Jane Sherron

Summary: "The first full life--private; public; legal; philosophical--of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years in work, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews with the Justice, her husband, her children, her friends, and associates. In this large,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 GIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B GINSBURG DEH

Hulse, Carl

Summary: "From the chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, a richly detailed, news-breaking look at the unprecedented political fight over Antonin Scalia's Supreme Court vacancy and the seemingly irreversible dysfunction it triggered across all three branches in the nation's capital--ultimately delivering us Trump, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh. The embodiment of American conservative thought...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.73 HUL

Zirin, James D.

Summary: "On the eve of a presidential election that may determine the makeup of Supreme Court justices for decades to come, prominent attorney James D. Zirin argues that the Court has become increasingly partisan, rapidly making policy choices right and left on bases that have nothing to do with law or the Constitution. Zirin explains how we arrived at the present situation and looks at the current...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347 ZIR

Carmon, Irin

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Summary: A visually rich, intimate, unprecedented look at the Justice and how she changed the world. From Ginsburg's refusal to let the slammed doors of sexism stop her to her innovative legal work, from her before-its-time feminist marriage to her perch on the nation's highest court, with the fierce dissents to match, get to know RBG as never before. As the country struggles with the unfinished...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Gibson, Larry S.

Summary: The only biography of Thurgood Marshall endorsed by his immediate family covers his life from his upbringing to his landmark work with the NAACP and his appointment as the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARSHALL, THURGOOD GIB

Linde, Barbara M.

Summary: "A Supreme Court justice's first job is upholding the US Constitution. The path to becoming an esteemed justice is long and the process for appointment can be very controversial. In addition to an introduction to this important branch of the US government, the main content and complementary sidebars relate becoming a justice to positions of student leadership readers themselves may hold."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 347 LIN

Thomas, Clarence

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The Supreme Court justice recounts his life story, from his impoverished childhood in Jim Crow-era Georgia and struggles to acquire an education to his publicly contested confirmation to the nation's highest court.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2007

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Graetz, Michael J.

Summary: A fresh and revelatory look at the Warren Burger Supreme Court finds that it was not a “moderate” or transitional court, as often portrayed, but a conservative one that still defines the constitutional landscape we live in today.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347 GRA

Summary: Known as the court of last resort, the Supreme Court, where nine judges appointed for life make monumental decisions that govern our everyday lives, from the contents of the nation's daily newspapers to what we can do in the privacy of our own homes. With immense power and considerable mystery, the court of final appeal has helped author the history of America. One nation under law: Examines...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Ambrose Video 2007

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SUP

Summary: From Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, this film tells the essential political history of how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the Court and turned confirmations into vehemently partisan conflicts. Offering both critical context on the state of America's judicial system and a gripping political narrative, Supreme Revenge is a must-watch look at the battle for control of America's highest court.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SUP

Franze, Anthony J.

Summary: "A Washington, D.C. lawyer and a frequent major media commentator on the Supreme Court, Anthony Franze delivers a high-stakes story of family, power, loss and revenge set within the insular world of the highest court of our country. Among Washington D.C. power players, everyone has secrets they desperately want to keep hidden, including Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer. Sean transformed his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRA

Kanefield, Teri

Summary: "Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was a US Supreme Court Justice and important civil rights activist. Born in Baltimore, Marshall faced racial segregation at school, but he worked his way up and earned his law degree from Howard University, where he met Charles Hamilton Houston. He followed Houston to New York to serve the NAACP and argued cases as an attorney. He argued more than thirty-two cases...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAR

Kalman, Laura

Summary: "The Warren Court of the 1950s and 1960s was the most liberal in American history. Yet within a few short years, new appointments redirected the Court in a more conservative direction, a trend that continued for decades. However, even after Warren retired and the makeup of the court changed, his Court cast a shadow that extends to our own era. In The Long Reach of the Sixties, Laura Kalman...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347 KAL

Breyer, Stephen G.

Summary: Justice Breyer discusses what the Court must do going forward to maintain that public confidence and argues for interpreting the Constitution in a way that works in practice. He forcefully rejects competing approaches that look exclusively to the Constitution's text or to the eighteenth-century views of the framers. Instead, he advocates a pragmatic approach that applies unchanging...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.73 BRE

Ortiz, Victoria

Summary: A biography that discusses the life and career of the popular icon and fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, providing dramatic accounts of her landmark cases.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Ginsburg, Ruth Bader

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Summary: "The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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Millhiser, Ian

Summary: "Few American institutions have inflicted greater suffering on ordinary people than the Supreme Court of the United States. In this powerful indictment of a venerated institution, constitutional law expert Ian Millhiser tells the history of the Supreme Court through the eyes of everyday people who have suffered the most as a result of its judgements. The justices built a nation where children...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347 MIL

Winter, Jonah

Summary: Offers an illustrated introduction to the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg that explores the ways that the society in which she grew up was unfair toward women, Jews, and other groups, and how she spent her life working to fight that unfairness.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2017

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