10 Great Novels About the Supreme Court by lawyer in Arnold & Porter’s appellate and Supreme Court practice and author of The Advocate’s Daughter , Anthony Franze
At the U.S. Supreme Court, a single vote can alter the outcome of the country’s most hot-button disputes – abortion, affirmative action, campaign finance, gun control and immigration, to name a few. So it’s no surprise that within minutes after the announcement of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, members of Congress began drawing battle lines about the next nominee. Conspiracy theories flashed across the Internet. And with President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, the battle rages on.
The Supreme Court is back in the spotlight. It’s not the first time, and won’t be the last. If you’re interested in the high court, but want an escape from the pundits and political theater of the coming months, several novels have explored the mysteries of 1 First Street. Here are 10 notables:
- Murder in the Supreme Court by Margaret Truman
- The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer
- Nine Scorpions in a Bottle by Max Lerner
- Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
- The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
- Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin
- Supreme Justice by Max Allan Collins
- Supreme Ambitions by David Lat
- Allegiance by Kermit Roosevelt
- Tuttle in the Balance by Jay Wexler
Murder in the Supreme Court, The Tenth Justice, Nine Scorpions in a Bottle, and Supreme Courtship are all available in our collection for check out.
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