Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court

Jeffrey Toobin's new book "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court" will be released tomorrow. [KindleHardcover]. You can read an excerpt from the book HERE, and I assume will be able to send the first chapter to your Kindle as a free preview once it is released. According to Toobin, it includes four chapters that he added based upon the Supreme Court's decision on the health care law:
The ABA Journal has a story titled "Scalia Was ‘Enraged’ at Roberts’ Switched Vote on the Health Law, New Book Says" that indicates when Chief Justice Roberts "changed" his "vote" to uphold the law, the law clerks of the ultimate minority members began talking to the press. To me, the bigger story isn't that the Chief Justice ultimately "switched" his vote but that law clerks talked to the press. It was my understanding the Supreme Court was the only building in Washington without leaks. I wonder how often clerks have leaked a story. 
You can also listen to an interview with Toobin about the new book this morning on NPR's ​Fresh Air podcast at the following LINK.


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