Best United States Judicial Branch Books
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1. My Own Words
Author: by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Published at: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (August 7, 2018)
The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburga comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation’s most influential voices in both law and public opinion (Harper’s Bazaar).
My Own Words showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution.
Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted.
Witty, engaging, serious, and playful, My Own Words is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women and a tonic to the current national discourse (The Washington Post).
2. Licensed to Lie
Author: by Sidney Powell
Published at: Sidney Powell; Second Edition, Second edition (October 23, 2018)
This true legal thriller debunks everything the media and the government told us about the Department of Justice’s destruction and prosecution of the venerable accounting firm Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch executives who did one business transaction with Enron, Alaska Senator Ted Steven’s, and more.
The common thread through it all is a cabal of narcissistic federal prosecutors who broke all the rules and rose to great power. Still in the news todayRobert Mueller s pitbull” Andrew Weissmann and other members of Obama’s inner circleare wreaking havoc on our Republic.
This is the book that began exposing the Deep State.
3. One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History
Author: by Ted Cruz
Published at: Regnery Publishing (September 29, 2020)
WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * AMAZON BESTSELLER * With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s sudden passing, control of the Supreme Courtand with it the fate of the Constitutionhas become the deciding issue for many voters in the 2020 presidential election.
And the stakes could not be higher. With a simple majority on the Supreme Court, the left will have the power to curtail or even abolish the freedoms that have made our country a beacon to the world. We are one vote away from losing the Republic that the Founders handed down to us.
Our most precious constitutional rights hang by a thread. Senator Ted Cruz has spent his entire career on the front line of the war to protect our constitutional rights. And as a Supreme Court clerk, solicitor general of Texas, and private litigator, he played a key role in some of the most important legal cases of the past two decades.
In One Vote Away, you will discover how often the high court decisions that affect your life have been decided by just one vote. One vote preserves your right to speak freely, to bear arms, and to exercise your faith.
4. Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free: And Other Paradoxes of Our Broken Legal System
Author: by Judge Jed S. Rakoff
Published at: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 16, 2021)
A senior federal judge’s incisive, unsettling exploration of some of the paradoxes that define the judiciary today, Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free features essays examining why innocent people plead guilty, why high-level executives aren’t prosecuted, why you won’t get your day in court, and why the judiciary is curtailing its own constitutionally mandated power.
How can we be proud of a system of justice that often pressures the innocent to plead guilty? How can we claim that justice is equal when we imprison thousands of poor Black men for relatively modest crimes but rarely prosecute rich white executives who commit crimes having far greater impact?
How can we applaud the Supreme Court’s ever-more-limited view of its duty to combat excesses by the president? The federal judge Jed S. Rakoff, a leading authority on white-collar crime, explores these and other puzzles in Why the Innocent Plead Guilty and the Guilty Go Free, a startling account of our broken legal system.
5. 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read
Author: by Jesse Ventura
Published at: Skyhorse; 1st edition (January 1, 2012)
New York Times Bestseller! Let Governor Jesse Ventura take you through the paperwork that the US government tried to keep secret from the worldJFK and Vietnam, chemical and biological warfare, Gulf War illness, warnings about 9/11, and more! The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-out bullsh*t, according to Jesse Ventura.
In this incredible collection of actual government documents, Jesse Ventura, the ultimate non-partisan truth-seeker, proves it beyond any doubt. He and Dick Russell walk readers through sixty-three of the most incriminating programs to reveal what really happens behind the closed doors.
Witness as he breaks open the vault, revealing the truth: The CIA’s top-secret program to control human behaviorOperation Northwoodsthe military plan to hijack airplanes and blame it on Cuban terroristsPotentially deadly healthcare cover-ups, including a dengue fever outbreakWhat the Department of Defense knows about our food supplybut is keeping mumHomeland Security’s emergency detention campsFake terrorist attacks planned by the United StatesAlthough these documents are now in the public domain, the powers that be would just as soon they stay under wraps.
6. A Republic, If You Can Keep It
Author: by Neil Gorsuch
Published at: Crown Forum; Illustrated edition (September 10, 2019)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Justice Neil Gorsuch reflects on his journey to the Supreme Court, the role of the judge under our Constitution, and the vital responsibility of each American to keep our republic strong. As Benjamin Franklin left the Constitutional Convention, he was reportedly asked what kind of government the founders would propose.
He replied, A republic, if you can keep it. In this book, Justice Neil Gorsuch shares personal reflections, speeches, and essays that focus on the remarkable gift the framers left us in the Constitution. Justice Gorsuch draws on his thirty-year career as a lawyer, teacher, judge, and justice to explore essential aspects our Constitution, its separation of powers, and the liberties it is designed to protect.
He discusses the role of the judge in our constitutional order, and why he believes that originalism and textualism are the surest guides to interpreting our nation’s founding documents and protecting our freedoms. He explains, too, the importance of affordable access to the courts in realizing the promise of equal justice under lawwhile highlighting some of the challenges we face on this front today.
7. 2021 The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar: Her Words of Hope, Equality and Inspiration ― A yearlong tribute to the notorious RBG (12-Month Monthly Calendar)
Author: by Sourcebooks
Published at: Sourcebooks (November 1, 2020)
Celebrate a brilliant cultural icon with this inspiring wall art calendar! Pay tribute to the groundbreaking life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Filled with bold, dynamic art each month and the profound words of the notorious RBG, this incredible 2021 wall calendar is the perfect inspirational gift for women or anyone who admires the trailblazing defender of justice and equality.
The 2021 Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar packs a powerful message and honors the woman who’s changed the world with her wisdom and dissent. Celebrate the extraordinary achievements of this unconventional hero all year and beyond! A significant portion of the profits from this calendar will benefit causes Ruth Bader Ginsburg believed in and supported throughout her life!
Sourcebooks is proud to continue advocacy in her honor. Features: 12-month wall calendar (January-December 2021) with 12″ x 12″ trim size and sturdy hole for hanging 13 stunning wall art pieces illustrated by 13 fierce female artists Inspirational quotes from the iconic RBG Fascinating facts about groundbreaking milestones in Justice Ginsburg’s career Incredible information and tribute biography about her life Holidays and observances
8. Guantánamo Diary: Restored Edition
Author: by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Published at: Back Bay Books; Revised edition (October 17, 2017)
An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantanamo detainee. Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime.
Although he was ordered released by a federal judge, the U.S. Government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans to let him go. Three years into his captivity Slahi began a diary, recounting his life before he disappeared into U.S.
Custody and daily life as a detainee. His diary is not merely a vivid record of a miscarriage of justice, but a deeply personal memoir – terrifying, darkly humorous, and surprisingly gracious. Published now for the first time, Guantanamo Diary is a document of immense historical importance.
9. You Have the Right to Remain Innocent
Author: by James Duane
Published at: Little A (September 20, 2016)
An urgent, compact manifesto that will teach you how to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future when talking to police. Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why you should never agree to answer questions from the policeespecially if you are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law.
In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen’s constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. Getting a lawyer is not only the best policy, Professor Duane argues, it’s also the advice law-enforcement professionals give their own kids.
Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American.
10. The Essential Scalia: On the Constitution, the Courts, and the Rule of Law
Author: by Antonin Scalia
Published at: Crown Forum (September 15, 2020)
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in his own words: the definitive collection of his opinions, speeches, and articles on the most essential and vexing legal questions, with an intimate foreword by Justice Elena Kagan[Scalia’s writings] are as readable today as they were when they first appeared….
Especially illuminating to anyone who wants to unlock the mystery of why Ginsburg admired Scaliaor who wants to get a sense of where the Supreme Court may be headed. The Wall Street Journal A justice on the United States Supreme Court for three decades, Antonin Scalia transformed the way that judges, lawyers, and citizens think about the law.
The Essential Scalia presents Justice Scalia on his own terms, allowing readers to understand the reasoning and insights that made him one of the most consequential jurists in American history. Known for his forceful intellect and remarkable wit, Scalia mastered the art of writing in a way that both educated and entertained.
This comprehensive collection draws from the best of Scalia’s opinions, essays, speeches, and testimony to paint a complete and nuanced portrait of his jurisprudence. This compendium addresses the hot-button issues of the times, from abortion and the right to bear arms to marriage, free speech, religious liberty, and so much more.
11. Conversations with RBG
Author: by Jeffrey Rosen
Published at: Picador Paper (November 3, 2020)
In her own words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center. This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era.
Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice’s observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is apparent in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitutionand for opera.
In Conversations with RBG, Justice Ginsburg discusses the future of Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, how to lead a productive and compassionate life, and of course the future of the Supreme Court itself.
12. Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived
Author: by Antonin Scalia
Published at: Crown Forum (October 3, 2017)
This definitive collection of beloved Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s finest speeches covers topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and his heroes and friends. Featuring a foreword by longtime friend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an intimate introduction by his youngest son, this volume includes dozens of speeches, some deeply personal, that have never before been published.Christopher J.
Scalia and the Justice’s former law clerk Edward Whelan selected the speeches. Americans have long been inspired by Justice Scalia’s ideas, delighted by his wit, and instructed by his intelligence. He was a sought-after speaker at commencements, convocations, and events across the country.
Scalia Speaks will give readers the opportunity to encounter the legendary man more fully, helping them better understand the jurisprudence that made him one of the most important justices in the Court’s history and introducing them to his broader insights on faith and life.
13. The Cult of the Constitution
Author: by Mary Anne Franks
Published at: Stanford University Press; 1st edition (May 14, 2019)
In this controversial and provocative book, Mary Anne Franks examines the thin line between constitutional fidelity and constitutional fundamentalism. The Cult of the Constitution reveals how deep fundamentalist strains in both conservative and liberal American thought keep the Constitution in the service of white male supremacy.
Constitutional fundamentalists read the Constitution selectively and self-servingly. Fundamentalist interpretations of the Constitution elevate certain constitutional rights above all others, benefit the most powerful members of society, and undermine the integrity of the document as a whole. The conservative fetish for the Second Amendment (enforced by groups such as the NRA) provides an obvious example of constitutional fundamentalism; the liberal fetish for the First Amendment (enforced by groups such as the ACLU) is less obvious but no less influential.
Economic and civil libertarianism have increasingly merged to produce a deregulatory, “free-market” approach to constitutional rights that achieves fullest expression in the idealization of the Internet. The worship of guns, speech, and the Internet in the name of the Constitution has blurred the boundaries between conduct and speech and between veneration and violence.
14. On Faith: Lessons from an American Believer
Author: by Antonin Scalia
Published at: Crown Forum; First Printing edition (April 9, 2019)
On Faith is an inspiring collection of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia’s reflections on his own faith, on the challenges that religious believers face in modern America, and on the religious freedoms protected by the Constitution. Featuring a personal introduction by Justice Scalia’s son Father Paul Scalia, this volume will enrich every reader’s understanding of the legendary justice.
Antonin Scalia reflected deeply on matters of religion and shared his insights with many audiences over the course of his remarkable career. As a Supreme Court justice for three decades, he vigorously defended the American constitutional tradition of allowing religion a prominent place in the public square.
As a man of faith, he recognized the special challenges of living a distinctively religious life in modern America, and he inspired other believers to meet those challenges. This volume contains Justice Scalia’s incisive thoughts on these matters, laced with his characteristic wit.
15. Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
Author: by Preet Bharara
Published at: Knopf (March 19, 2019)
A New York Times Bestseller*An important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our survival as a societyfrom the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, and host of the Doing Justice podcast.
Preet Bharara has spent much of his life examining our legal system, pushing to make it better, and prosecuting those looking to subvert it. Bharara believes in our system and knows it must be protected, but to do so, he argues, we must also acknowledge and allow for flaws both in our justice system and in human nature.
Bharara uses the many illustrative anecdotes and case histories from his storied, formidable careerthe successes as well as the failuresto shed light on the realities of the legal system and the consequences of taking action. Inspiring and inspiringly written, Doing Justice gives us hope that rational and objective fact-based thinking, combined with compassion, can help us achieve truth and justice in our daily lives.
16. Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Rights, Liberties, and Justice
Author: by Lee J. Epstein
Published at: CQ Press; 10th edition (August 31, 2018)
Capturing the authors’ excitement for constitutional law, this updated Tenth Edition of Constitutional Law for a Changing America shows you how judicial decisions are influenced by political factorsfrom lawyers and interest groups, to the shifting sentiments of public opinion, to the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices.
Authors Lee Epstein and Thomas G. Walker show how these dynamics shape the development of constitutional doctrine. Known for fastidious revising and streamlining, the authors incorporate the latest scholarship in the fields of both political science and legal studies and offer solid analysis of both classic and contemporary landmark cases, including key opinions handed down through the 2017 session.
Filled with additional supporting materialphotographs of the litigants, sidebars comparing the United States with other nations, and “Aftermath” boxes that tell the stories of the parties lives after the Supreme Court has actedthe text helps you develop a thorough understanding of the way the U.S.