The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

By Jeffrey Toobin

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From the prizewinning writer of The Nine, a gripping insider's account of the momentous ideological conflict among the toilet Roberts ideal courtroom and the Obama administration.

From the instant John Roberts, the manager justice of the us, blundered during the Oath of place of work at Barack Obama's inauguration, the connection among the ultimate courtroom and the White condominium has been confrontational. either males are younger, marvelous, charismatic, fascinating, made up our minds to alter the process the nation—and thoroughly at odds on nearly each significant constitutional factor. One is radical; one primarily conservative. The shock is that Obama is the conservative—a believer in incremental switch, compromise, and pragmatism over ideology. Roberts—and his allies at the Court—seek to overturn a long time of precedent: briefly, to undo the final word victory FDR accomplished within the New Deal.
   This ideological battle will crescendo throughout the 2011-2012 time period, within which a number of landmark circumstances are at the Court's docket—most crucially, a problem to Obama's debatable health-care laws. With 4 new justices becoming a member of the courtroom in exactly 5 years, together with Obama's appointees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, this can be a dramatically—and historically—different preferrred court docket, taking part in for the top of stakes.
   No one is best situated to chronicle this dramatic story than Jeffrey Toobin, whose prize-winning bestseller The Nine laid naked the internal workings and conflicts of the courtroom in meticulous and wonderful element. because the kingdom prepares to vote for President in 2012, the way forward for the excellent courtroom may also be at the poll.

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71 Trial judges in the state courts of general jurisdiction have on average almost three times as many civil cases on their docket and almost six times as many criminal cases as federal district judges,72 although the average state court case is shorter and easier than the average federal court case. State judges have less staff support than federal judges and in most states all or most state judges are elected 70.

Id. at 25. 37. Id. at 15-17. 38. "Judicial and Congressional Salaries: Reports of the Task Forces of the Commission on Judicial and Congressional Salaries," S. Doc. No. , 2d Sess. (Government Printing Office 1954). 39. Id. at 61. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FEDERAL COURTS 25 And during the 1960s, a period of big increases in government salaries generally, there were two substantial raises, which by 1969 had brought district judges' salaries to $40,000, circuit judges' salaries to $42,500, and Supreme Court justices' salaries to $60,000.

46. Defined to include honoraria from academic institutions. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FEDERAL COURTS 29 percent pay raise. But the vast majority of federal judges were largely or entirely unaffected by the restrictions. Although federal judges like everyone else consider themselves underpaid and would like higher salaries, I do not think that the current salary level is a serious threat to the quality of the federal judiciary. But I have two qualifications: The price of middle-class housing in Manhattan is still so high that the salary of a federal judge who lives there is inadequate.

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