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CURRENT UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT JUSTICES:
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND JURISPRUDENCE


A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY    



Books with "Ref" at the beginning of their call numbers are in the Habush, Habush and Rottier Reading Room on the fifth floor, west wing. Those without are on the second floor, south wing.

Print periodicals are on the third floor and are arranged alphabetically by title. Articles are also available through the Hein Online Law Journals Library, Lexis/Nexis, and Westlaw.

REFERENCE WORKS, BOOKS, AND ARTICLES ABOUT THE COURT AS A WHOLE

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court: The Lives and Legal Philosophies of the Justices
. Edited by Melvin I. Urofsky.Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2006.
Ref KF8744 B56 2006

A Court Divided : The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law / Mark Tushnet. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton Co., c2005.
Contents: William Rehnquist's court -- Two kinds of Republican --Clarence Thomas's constitution -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg's equal protection clause -- Antonin Scalia's First Amendment -- Anthony Kennedy and gay rights -- The religious right's agenda : symbols and money -- Holding the line on abortion -- Race, affirmative action, and crime -- The federalism revolution -- The takings project -- Big business's constitution -- A Supreme Court united?
KF8742 T87 2005

The Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court. Edited by David Schultz. New York, NY: Facts on File, c2005.
Ref KF8742 A35 E532 2005

“An Enigmatic Court? Examining the Roberts' Court As It Begins Year Three,” 35 Pepperdine Law Review 493-568 (Special Issue 2008).

“United States Supreme Court Justices: Interviews Conducted by Bryan A. Garner,” 13 The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing (Special Issue 2010).
http://www.scribes.org/sites/default/files/Scribes-Journal_Volume-13_Garner-transcripts.pdf
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court / Jeffrey Toobin. 1st ed. New York: Doubleday, c2007.
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0718/2007020287.html
KF8748 T66 2007 (Also at College Library.)

The Supreme Court: A C-SPAN Book Featuring the Justices in Their Own Words / Editors Brian Lamb, Susan Swain, and Mark Farkas. 1st ed. New York, N.Y.: Public Affairs, 2010.
New Book Shelf KF8742 S895 2010

The Supreme Court A to Z / Kenneth Jost. 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, c2007.
Ref KF8742 A35 S8 2007

The Supreme Court Phalanx : The Court's New Right-wing Bloc / Ronald Dworkin. New York : New York Review Books, 2008.
Contents: Judge Roberts on trial -- The strange case of Judge Alito -- The court and abortion: worse than you think -- The Supreme Court phalanx KF8748 D88 2008


BOOKS AND ARTICLES ABOUT INDIVIDUAL JUSTICES

ALITO

“A Look at Supreme Court Advocacy with Justice Samuel Alito,” 35 Pepperdine Law Review 465-492 (Special Issue 2008)
Panel discussion with Justice Alito, Douglas W. Kmiec, Carter G. Phillips, and Kenneth W. Starr.

Supreme Court Nominations [electronic resource] [Washington, D.C.] : Law Library Reading Room, Library of Congress, 2005-
Internet Links: http://www.loc.gov/law/find/court-nominations.php
Summary: Contains selected resources, nomination documents, and web resources for Samuel A. Alito, Harriet E. Miers, John G. Roberts, and Sonia Sotomayor.

BREYER

Gordon, D. “Examining Justice Breyer's Constitutional Thinking: Can Justice Scalia Be Wrong and Justice Kennedy Be Right? 23 St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary 137-166 (Spring 2008).

“Dedication to Stephen G. Breyer: Tributes and Response,” 64 New York University Annual Survey of American Law 1-35 (2008)

GINSBURG

“Remarks Commemorating 'Celebration 55: The Women's Leadership Summit'. (A Celebration of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) (Discussion), 32 Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 233-250 (2009)

“Symposium. Celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States,” 104 Columbia Law Review 1-74 (2004)

KENNEDY

Colucci, Frank J. Justice Kennedy's Jurisprudence: The Full and Necessary Meaning of Liberty. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 2009. KF4749 C6425 2009

“Justice Kennedy: The Swing Voter & His Critics,” 11 Green Bag (New Series) 317-332 (2008).

Knowles, Helen J. The Tie Goes to Freedom: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Liberty. Lanham: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, 2009.
KF4749 L63 2009

ROBERTS

Cross, Frank B. “Chief Justice Roberts and Precedent: A Preliminary Study,” 85 North Carolina Law Review 1251-1278 (2008).

Greenhouse, Linda. “A Tale of Two Justices,” 11 Green Bag (New Series) 37-49 (2007) (Comparing Roberts with Blackmun.)

Ray, Laura Krugman. “The Style of a Skeptic: The Opinions of Chief Justice Roberts,” 83 Indiana Law Journal 997-1034 (2008)

Supreme Court Nominations
[electronic resource] [Washington, D.C.] : Law Library Reading Room, Library of Congress, 2005-
Internet Links: http://www.loc.gov/law/find/court-nominations.php
Summary: Contains selected resources, nomination documents, and web resources for Samuel A. Alito, Harriet E. Miers, John G. Roberts, and Sonia Sotomayor.

SCALIA

Biscupic, Joan. American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 1st ed. New York: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
KF8745 S3 B57 2009
Rossum, Ralph A. Antonin Scalia's Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, c2006.
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0519/2005026959.html
KF8745 S3 R67 2006

Staab, James Brian. The Political Thought of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Hamiltonian on the Supreme Court. Lanham, Md : Rowman & Littlefield, c2006.
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip062/2005030662.html
KF8745 S3 S73 2006

SOTOMAYOR

Felix, Anonia. Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream. 1st ed. New York: Berkley Books, 2010.
New Book Shelf KF8745 S57 F45 2010

Henning Anna C. And Kenneth R. Thomas. Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Analysis of Selected Opinions. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service, 2009.
Internet Links: http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R40649_20090619.pdf
Summary: This report provides an analysis of selected opinions authored by Judge Sotomayor during her tenure as a judge on the Second Circuit. Discussions of the selected opinions are grouped according to various topics of legal significance.
Contents: First Amendment : free speech -- First Amendment : religion -- Second Amendment : incorporation -- Article I: commerce clause -- Article II : executive power -- Civil rights : generally -- Civil rights : individuals with disabilities -- Election law -- Abortion -- Freedom of Information Act -- Criminal law -- International issues -- Labor law/antitrust -- Environmental law -- Securities law -- Taxation --Government contractors and Bivens actions -- Contacts

Supreme Court Nominations
[electronic resource] [Washington, D.C.] : Law Library Reading Room, Library of Congress, 2005-
Internet Links: http://www.loc.gov/law/find/court-nominations.php
Summary: Contains selected resources, nomination documents, and web resources for Samuel A. Alito, Harriet E. Miers, John G. Roberts, and Sonia Sotomayor.

STEVENS

Barnhart , Bill. John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life. DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010 .
Contents: Introduction : The flag -- The family -- The war -- The school -- The great writ -- The client -- The senator -- The bench -- The president -- The newcomer -- The justice -- The independent justice.
KF8745 S67 B37 2010
Cole, Jeffrey and Elaine E. Bucklow. “A Life Well Lived: An Interview with Justice John Paul Stevens,” 32 Litigation no. 3, 8-15, 67 (Spring 2006).

Ray, Laura Krugman. “Clerk and Justice: The Ties That Bind John Paul Stevens and Wiley B. Rutledge, 41 Connecticut Law Review 211-64 (2008).

“Symposium--The Jurisprudence of Justice Stevens,” 74 Fordham Law Review 1557-2369 (2006). Also available at KF8745 S67 S96 2006

Ward, Stephanie Francis. “A Man of Moderation: The Last Justice of the 'Greatest Generation,' Gentlemanly John Paul Stevens Says Farewell,” 96 ABA Journal no. 5 (May 2010) 48-56, 71.
http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/a_man_of_moderation/


THOMAS

Foskett, Ken . Judging Thomas: The Life and Times of Clarence Thomas. New York: Morrow, c2004. KF8745 T48 F67 2004 (Also at the Historical Society Library.)

Greenya, John. Silent Justice: The Clarence Thomas Story. Ft. Lee, N.J.: Barricade, c2001. KF8745 T48 G74 2001

Karp, David A. “Why Justice Thomas Should Speak at Oral Argument,” 61 Florida Law Review 611-38 (2009)

Merida, Kevin and Michael A. Fletcher. Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas. 1st ed.New York: Doubleday, c2007.
Table of Contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip074/2006036435.html
KF8745 T48 M47 2007 (Also at the Historical Society Library.)

The Supreme Court Opinions of Clarence Thomas, 1991-2006: A Conservative's Perspective / Henry Mark Holzer. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2007. KF8745 T48 H65 2007

Thomas, Clarence. My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir. 1st ed. New York: Harper, c2007. KF8745 T48 A3 2007

Toobin, Jeffrey. “Partners: Will Clarence and Virginia Thomas Succeed in Killing Obama's Health Care Plan?” (Annals of Law) New Yorker (Aug. 29, 2011), 40-51.


Prepared for Professors Church and Paff's Supreme Court Seminar, Spring Semester 2011.
Bill Ebbott, University of Wisconsin Law School Library
Revised 9/6/11

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