Becoming Justice Blackmun by
Publication Date: 2005-05-02
By the long-time Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, this superbly written biography reveals the workings of the court and the challenges of decision-making in areas such as the death penalty and abortion.
Justice Harry Blackmun's Papers
To hear Justice Blackmun discuss his time on the court, visit this NPR site that has excerpts from an oral history conducted with him.
Five Chiefs by
Call Number: KF8745.S78 A3 2011 Law Stacks
Publication Date: 2011-10-03
Insights into the five most recent chief justices (Roberts, Rehnquist, Burger, Warren, and Vinson) told from the perspective of one of the Court's longest serving members.
Justice Stevens has written a new book called Six Amendments that looks at ways the Constitution should be changed. Click on the link to read Cass Sunstein's article about it in the New York Review of Books.
Illinois Justice by
Call Number: KFI1725.5.D5 M36 2001 Law Stacks
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
After reading his account of his time on the Court, read about the murky world of Illinois judicial politics that started the career of the future Justice Stevens.
My Beloved World by
Call Number: KF8745.S67 A3 2013 Law Stacks
Publication Date: 2013-01-15
A pre-Court autobiography by one of its newest members, and the first Latina to serve on the nation's highest bench.
The Nine by
Call Number: KF8748 .T66 2007 Law Stacks
Publication Date: 2007-09-18
Someone wrote all the words of the opinions in your casebooks. This book puts many of the cases you'll be assigned into context, and introduces you to the personalities and institution of the Court.
Heafey Law Library Research Team