As of the 16th November 2021 we are unable to process any online orders. We anticipate the service will be back up shortly.
We apologise for any inconvenience

The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court

Author:   Jeffrey Toobin
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
ISBN:  

9780307390714


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   04 June 2013
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Our Price $42.24 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court


Add your own review!

Overview

A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction From the moment Chief Justice Roberts botched Barack Obama's oath of office, the relationship between the Court and the White House has been a fraught one. Grappling with issues as diverse as campaign finance, abortion, and the right to bear arms, the Roberts court has put itself squarely at the center of American political life. Jeffrey Toobin brilliantly portrays key personalities and cases and shows how the President was fatally slow to realize the importance of the judicial branch to his agenda. Combining incisive legal analysis with riveting insider details, The Oath is an essential guide to understanding the Supreme Court of our interesting times.

Full Product Details

Author:   Jeffrey Toobin
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Anchor Books
Dimensions:   Width: 13.30cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.323kg
ISBN:  

9780307390714


ISBN 10:   0307390713
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   04 June 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Table of Contents

Reviews

Praise for The Oath<br> <br> More than three decades after Bob Woodward wrote The Brethren, Toobin is Woodward's successor as the chronicler of behind-the-scenes details from the Supreme Court, and the book is a page-turner. <br>-- The Washington Post<br> <br> Toobin is one of the most talented reporters covering American law...Not until scholars a generation hence gain access to the justices' papers are we likely to have a more useful, or more readable, picture of this oddly assorted group of judges at this moment in history. <br>-- The New York Times Book Review<br> <br> [A] polished and thoughtful dissection of the current Court -- led by Chief Justice John Roberts -- and its high-stakes relationship to the Obama administration. Toobin brings full authority to this project. Deeply versed in Supreme Court lore and legal subtlety, he draws upon first-hand interviews with the justices and their clerks in crafting an anxious tale of the Roberts court, casting its major rulings as looming symbols of judicial philosophy and will. After reading this wise book, one can fairly wonder whether the court, at its conservative core, embodies a brave corrective for the overreach of federal policy, or amounts to a partisan plot against America. <br>-- USA Today <br> Jeffrey Toobin's book The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court is for political, and governmental, junkies - those of us who simply cannot get enough of the fascinating interpersonal dynamics that shape so much of what goes on at the top levels of government....Toobin's [book] would fall into the Robert Caro-Lyndon Johnson category. The What's really going on here? genre of political studies...[ The Oath ] entertains us and reminds us that it is the interplay between different personalities and agendas that more than any scholarly argument of historical text is often at the heart of the laws we live with. <br> -- The Boston Globe <br> From the awkward swearing-in of President Obama by Chie


Toobin is one of the most talented reporters covering American law. The New York Times Book Review Deeply versed in Supreme Court lore and legal subtlety, [Toobin] draws upon first-hand interviews with the justices and their clerks in crafting an anxious tale of the Roberts court, casting its major rulings as looming symbols of judicial philosophy. . . . A polished and thoughtful dissection. USA Today A compelling narrative of the early years of the Roberts court. . . . The many pleasures of The Oath come . . . from human details about the justices and their interactions with the White House. The Washington Post Anyone fascinated by the inner workings of the highest court in the land will be delighted. The Huffington Post Not until scholars a generation hence gain access to the justices papers are we likely to have a more useful, or more readable, picture of this oddly assorted group of judges at this moment in history. The New York Times Book Review A worthy successor to The Nine, The Oath is a work of probity, intelligence and exceptional reporting. Richmond Times-Dispatch Might . . . be viewed eventually as the best book about the court during the opening half-decade of John Roberts reign as chief justice. . . . Toobin does his job well. The Seattle Times Court watchers, serious and occasional, will find Toobin s explanation of the issues at stake . . . before the Roberts court well worth their time. St. Louis Post-Dispatch Exceptionally readable. . . . Blends strong reporting with a sure historical grasp of the court. The Columbus Dispatch An artfully constructed chronicle. . . . The Oath delivers a bracing survey of the court s key decisions and divisions. . . . Toobin s sketches of the justices are fabulous. Bookforum Lucid, lively and astute. . . . Toobin has the chops (and the contacts) to take readers inside the court. Minneapolis Star Tribune For political, and governmental, junkies. . . . Fall[s] into the Robert Caro Lyndon Johnson category. . . . Reminds us that it is the interplay between different personalities and agendas that more than any scholarly argument or historical text is often at the heart of the laws we live with. The Boston Globe A reliable and astute guide through the thicket of legalese. The Miami Herald Toobin [is] a rare authority who knows how to write. . . . This is, in short, a book suitable for reading in the study or while sprawled at the beach. Chicago Sun-Times A revealing look at the ideological battle between the White House and the Supreme Court. Booklist (starred review) A skillful probing of the often-discordant relationship between the president and the Supreme Court. . . . Shrewd and elucidating. Kirkus Reviews


Author Information

Jeffrey Toobin is the bestselling author of The Nine, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the senior legal analyst at CNN. He lives with his family in New York.

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Latest Reading Guide

 lw

ls 

Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List