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    Five Chiefs (PDF) After reading the recent judicial memoir by former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens I was eager to get my hands on of his

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    Five Chiefs (PDF) read Five Chiefs Five Chiefs A Supreme Court Memoir was a delightful look at the musings and experiences of one of the longest serving associate supreme court justices from the time of his appointment by President Gerald Ford in 1975 to the time of hi

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    Five Chiefs (PDF) I gave this book a much better rating than most other readers so I feel like I should explain why 1 I'm a total Supreme Court gossip junky and this has lots of little details about the justices and their spouses 2

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    Five Chiefs (PDF) Good book Not a law professor’s book; not even the sort of law professor’s book that’s written for a lay audience Nor does it get deep into the weeds the way Edward Lazarus’s Closed Chambers did Instead it was like a casual conversation with someone who was deeply involved in writing the world we live in It’s m

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    read Five Chiefs John Paul Stevens ↠ 3 review Five Chiefs (PDF) It's telling that after serving on the bench for 35 years and retiring at 90 Justice Stevens publishes a Supreme Court memoir mostly about five other guys Stevens does take the opportunity to disagree a lot But he remains constructive in his disagreement which is an achievement considering how crucial the issues are the death penalty campaign finance and gun control His criticism is uneuivocal but he still does

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    Five Chiefs (PDF) Ehhhhhhh Even in the realm of reading something as an homage to a jurist I very much admire this was kind of a snooze I still love you Justice Stevens I wore a bow tie for your birthday But your book is not that good

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    read Five Chiefs John Paul Stevens ↠ 3 review Five Chiefs (PDF) Enjoying this book is going to depend entirely on how fascinating you find Supreme Court procedures and rulings If you are interested in personalities and gossip of high powered Washington insiders you will only get glimpses Stevens it seems

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    read Five Chiefs Five Chiefs (PDF) John Paul Stevens ↠ 3 review An interesting perspective by Justice Stevens on his time on the court; the focus on the Five Chief Justices that he knew including the three that he served with on his time of the court There is some irony on this focus in that after leaving aside the administrative parts of the job a theme of Stevens is that the Chief Justice is just one of nine in deciding the major legal issues facing our countryWhile the book includ

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    Five Chiefs (PDF) Rambly schmably I guess the description had me hoping for a slightly different kind of book if it had been called random thoughts on my awesome life and the people I ran into by Justice John Paul Stevens I was totally there I thought there would be about the transitions in the court from Chief to Chief which I felt was lacking exc

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    Five Chiefs (PDF) Perhaps only a lawyer or Supreme Court nerd could love this book but I certainly did Stevens writes with humor and intelligence about the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court especially the five he has known I particularly appreciated his bipartisan and fair minded approach which reminds me of the now remote time when people disagreed respectfully

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  • Hardcover
  • 292
  • Five Chiefs
  • John Paul Stevens
  • English
  • 07 November 2019
  • 9780316199803

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John Paul Stevens ↠ 3 review summary Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Paul Stevens Five Chiefs review é eBook or Kindle ePUB S 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 Stat. An interesting perspective by Justice Stevens on his time on the court the focus on the Five Chief Justices that he knew including the three that he served with on his time of the court There is some irony on this focus in that after leaving aside the administrative parts of the job a theme of Stevens is that the Chief Justice is just one of nine in deciding the major legal issues facing our countryWhile the book includes discussion of the legal issues and the perspective of Stevens on the major cases decided during his tenure including the origin and benefits of each Justice shaking every other Justice s hand before oral argument the physical layout of the Court including the proximity of the lawyers to the Justices in oral argument and the role of clerks and staff and description of the conferences and circulation of opinionsWhat struck me the most is that Justice Stevens did not shy away from stating his disagreements with his fellow Justices during his tenure and why he believed that they came to wrong decisions and the negative conseuences but that he described those disagreements with such grace and class and genuine affection for the Justices with whom he disagreed

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John Paul Stevens ↠ 3 review summary Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Paul Stevens Five Chiefs review é eBook or Kindle ePUB Es Fred Vinson Earl Warren Warren Burger William Rehnuist 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 Rehnuist; and a colleague of current Chief Justice John Roberts Along the way he will discuss hi. Good book Not a law professor s book not even the sort of law professor s book that s written for a lay audience Nor does it get deep into the weeds the way Edward Lazarus s Closed Chambers did Instead it was like a casual conversation with someone who was deeply involved in writing the world we live in It s mostly conversational but emotion does bubble up On the retirement of Justice Thurgood Marshall who he clearly had great respect for Thurgood s retirement may well have been the most significant judicial event of Bill Rehnuist s tenure as chief justice When I reflect on its importance I think first about my memories of his contributions to our conferences and his personal friendship and second about the changes in the Court s jurisprudence that are attributable to his successor Clarence Thomas 186 The importance of the change in the Court s jurisprudence that is directly attributable to the choice of Clarence Thomas to fill the vacancy created by Thurgood s retirement cannot be overstated Decisions made by five to four votes in which Clarence was a member of the majority are evidence of that importance because I am convinced that Thurgood would have voted with the four dissenters in most if not all of them While Thurgood s jurisprudence reflected an understanding that the Constitution was drafted to form a perfect Union and thus to accommodate unforeseen changes in society Justice Thomas s repeated emphasis on historical analysis seems to assume that we should view the Union as perfect in the beginning and subject to improvement only by following the cumbersome process of amending the Constitution Three five to four decisions in which Clarence provided the critical vote to invalidate federal gun control laws illustrate the point 187 88 Which is a wonderful articulation of how the judge s understanding of the constitution impacts the bottom line decision Is it an instrument of the ongoing Enlightenment or was it ghost written by the divine or invisible hand I know what I believe or at least which tentative hypothesis I m operating under But I can t say I m without sympathy for the pragmatic view that giving judges the ability to announce what the Constitution really means amounts to an enormous delegation of power to those wearing the black robes It s all a rich tapestry Movin on We spent weeks on Seminole Tribe in Federal Courts once upon a time That s the case where the court via Chief Justice Rehnuist found states had a type of constitutional sovereign immunity implicit in the Eleventh Amendment The Eleventh Amendment says The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or euity commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State The conservative majority of the court found this prevented the Seminole Tribe of Florida from suing the State of Florida for violation of its federal statutory rights My eyes glaze over trying to remember the court s reasoning now amazing how rarely people ask state courts to figure out such things Stevens is comparatively scathing in his condemnation of the chief s reasoning observing Depriving a state of the mysterious right to protect its dignity from its own citizens is eually necessary to protect the federal rights of those citizens 196 Which if you know the embarrassing history of the 14th Amendment in federal courts during Reconstruction is a devastating critiue Stevens is almost Hitchens esue in his final observation on Seminole Tribe Like the gold stripes on his robes Chief Justice Rehnuist s writing about sovereignty was ostentatious and reflective of the ancient British monarchy than our modern republic I am hopeful that his writings in this area will not be long remembered 197 In the USSC when the chief is in the dissent the senior judge in the majority makes the writing assignment Stevens is dead on when he observed that I do think I hit the nail on the head in at least three important cases Blakely v Washington Romer v Evans and Grutter v Bollinger in which the chief was in the dissent Despite vigorous dissent in each these three excellent opinions will I am confident pass the test of time with flying colors 238 Justice Kennedy s opinion for the court in Romer v Evans 1996 sounded the death knell to Bowers v Hardwick the 1986 cases holding that the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment did not forbid Georgia from making it a crime for same sex couples to engage in conduct that was assumed to be lawful for heterosexuals By making mere animus toward a group an inadeuate rationale for a discriminatory law under the eual protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment Romer suggested that a criminal prohibition of homosexual sodomy would likely be struck down if challenged on eual protection grounds Seven years later in Lawrence v Texas 2003 Justice O Connor took this position 239 40 I can t say I have never cursed Blakely and wished the court hadn t just admitted it made a mistake or at least suffered a failure of imagination when it said that legislatures could simply declare what was an element what was a sentencing factor but I cannot uarrel with its bottom line The State should prove its case to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt not persuade a judge on a preponderance standard That works for me Which they d pointed that out A LITTLE EARLIER He also alludes to Parents Involved a case I spent no little time on once upon a time And because of him I know that President Ford and I have similar feelings than I realized A good book Glad I read it It won t be on my shelf next to Cardozo s The Nature of the Judicial Process metaphorically but it was still fascinating to see this sort of exploration of how the court operates Geoff Stone s review is spot on I m not sure I have the same edition Good Reads had since the page count is off Tom Goes to Kindergarten reminisces of being a law clerk during Vinson's tenure; 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Eleventh Amendment says The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or euity commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State The conservative majority of the court found this prevented the Seminole Tribe of Florida from suing the State of Florida for violation of its federal statutory How to Kiss a Guy rights My eyes glaze over trying to The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl remember the court s The Politics of Nonviolent Action: The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action reasoning now amazing how Problem at Pollensa Bay and other stories rarely people ask state courts to figure out such things Stevens is comparatively scathing in his condemnation of the chief s A Journal of the Plague Year reasoning observing Depriving a state of the mysterious Games Without Rules right to protect its dignity from its own citizens is eually necessary to protect the federal 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these three excellent opinions will I am confident pass the test of time with flying colors 238 Justice Kennedy s opinion for the court in Romer v Evans 1996 sounded the death knell to Bowers v Hardwick the 1986 cases holding that the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment did not forbid Georgia from making it a crime for same sex couples to engage in conduct that was assumed to be lawful for heterosexuals By making mere animus toward a group an inadeuate Animosity rationale for a discriminatory law under the eual protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment Romer suggested that a criminal prohibition of homosexual sodomy would likely be struck down if challenged on eual protection grounds Seven years later in Lawrence v Texas 2003 Justice O Connor took this position 239 40 I can t say I have never cursed Blakely and wished the court hadn t just admitted it made a mistake or at least suffered a failure of imagination when it said that legislatures could simply declare what was an element what was a sentencing factor but I cannot uarrel with its bottom line The State should prove its case to a jury beyond a The Island of Dr Moreau reasonable doubt not persuade a judge on a preponderance standard That works for me Which they d pointed that out A LITTLE EARLIER He also alludes to Parents Involved a case I spent no little time on once upon a time And because of him I know that President Ford and I have similar feelings than I Lady Chatterley's Lover realized A good book Glad I European Social Movements and Muslim Activism read it It won t be on my shelf next to Cardozo s The Nature of the Judicial Process metaphorically but it was still fascinating to see this sort of exploration of how the court operates Geoff Stone s

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John Paul Stevens ↠ 3 review summary Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Paul Stevens Five Chiefs review é eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 Justic. I gave this book a much better rating than most other readers so I feel like I should explain why 1 I m a total Supreme Court gossip junky and this has lots of little details about the justices and their spouses 2 People want this book to be like Toobin s The Nine but I like that when you re reading Stevens you know he s making himself look good because he wrote it Whereas in Toobin s book the people who agreed to divulge dirt on other justices got to look good but you really had to read between the lines to figure that out 3 Stevens goes out of his way to describe an ideal of jurisprudence in which concern for the institution of law which includes justices being constrained by stare decisis overrides personal ideology and a vision of the court in which collegiality continues in the face of deep ideological differences He uite clearly understands that certain aspects of the court provide a type of theater that is meant to strengthen our faith in our legal institutions Though that faith may appear uaint in this era of people on the right and left having lost faith in our public institutions I strongly agree with Justice Stevens that it is a faith worth aspiring to and fortifying