Uncertain Justice

The Roberts Court and the Constitution

Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz; Read by Robert Petkoff

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With the Supreme Court more influential than ever, this eye-opening book tells the story of how the Roberts Court is shaking the foundation of our nation’s laws

From Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life. Yet the court remains a mysterious institution, and the motivations of the nine men and women who serve for life are often obscure. Now, in Uncertain Justice, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz show the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution.

This essential book arrives at a make-or-break moment for the nation and the court. Political gridlock, cultural change, and technological progress mean that the court’s decisions on key topics—including free speech, privacy, voting rights, and presidential power—could be uniquely durable. Acutely aware of their opportunity, the justices are rewriting critical aspects of constitutional law and redrawing the ground rules of American government. Tribe—one of the country’s leading constitutional lawyers—and Matz dig deeply into the court’s recent rulings, stepping beyond tired debates over judicial “activism” to draw out hidden meanings and silent battles. The undercurrents they reveal suggest a strikingly different vision for the future of our country, one that is sure to be hotly debated.

Filled with original insights and compelling human stories, Uncertain Justice illuminates the most colorful story of all—how the Supreme Court and the Constitution frame the way we live.

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Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz; Read by Robert Petkoff

Laurence Tribe has taught constitutional law at Harvard for four decades and written widely about the law—including the most frequently cited treatise on the U.S. Constitution. He has argued dozens of cases at the Supreme Court, including the first argument in Bush v. Gore. Joshua Matz, a graduate of Harvard Law School and a frequent contributor to SCOTUSblog, is a clerk for a federal judge in Los Angeles. Together, Tribe and Matz taught an acclaimed course at Harvard about the Supreme Court and the Constitution. Tribe lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Matz lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Uncertain Justice
The Roberts Court and the Constitution
Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz; Read by Robert Petkoff

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
June 2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427241054
ISBN10: 1427241058
Audio Run Time: 15:00
$49.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
June 2014
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427241061
ISBN10: 1427241066
Audio Run Time: 7:00
$29.99

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Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
June 2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805099096
ISBN10: 0805099093
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 416 pages
$32.00

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Henry Holt and Co.
June 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780805099133
ISBN10: 0805099131
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 416 pages
$16.99
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