Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir

Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir

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By (author) John Paul Stevens, Read by Gregory Itzin

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  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Format: CD-Audio | 7 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 145mm x 20mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 3 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1611137128
  • ISBN 13: 9781611137125
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,422,249

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When he resigned last June, Justice Stevens was the third longest serving Justice in American history (1975-2010) - only Justice William O. Douglas, whom Stevens succeeded and Stephen Field have served on the Court for a longer time. In Five Chiefs, Justice Stevens captures the inner workings of the Supreme Court via his personal experiences with the five Chief Justices - Fred Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist, and John Roberts - that he interacted with. He reminisces of being a law clerk during Vinson's tenure; a practicing lawyer for Warren; a circuit judge and junior justice for Burger; a contemporary colleague of Rehnquist; and a colleague of current Chief Justice John Roberts. Along the way, he will discuss his views of some the most significant cases that have been decided by the Court from Vinson, who became Chief Justice in 1946 when Truman was President, to Roberts, who became Chief Justice in 2005. Packed with interesting anecdotes and stories about the Court, Five Chiefs is an unprecedented and historically significant look at the highest court in the United States.

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John Paul Stevens served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1970-1975. President Ford nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and he took his seat December 19, 1975. Justice Stevens retired from the Supreme Court on June 29, 2010.