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Author Hulse, Carl, author
Title Confirmation bias : inside Washington's war over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's death to Justice Kavanaugh / Carl Hulse
Published New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019
 Rodman Main Adult  347.732 H917  [NEW ITEM]  DUE 06-01-20
Edition First edition
Descript viii, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates ; 24 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Note Includes index
Summary Tells the story of the history-making battle to control the Supreme Court through exclusive interviews with Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and other top officials, Trump campaign operatives, court activists, and legal scholars, as well as never-before-reported details and developments
Contents Calling the play -- A death in Texas -- "Business to attend to" -- "Of course the president is going to nominate someone" -- Playing it straight -- Pulling a Biden -- The oval -- The list -- Lack of Judicial temperament -- Should ideology matter? -- Filibusted -- The gang's all here -- Battle lines -- Going nuclear -- Dumbledore -- Stalemate -- Upset -- Postmortem m-- Gorsuch -- One horse-sized duck -- Nuclear winter -- Giving the slip to the blue ship -- The Trump judiciary -- The Kennedy seat -- Golden Boy -- Advice and dissent -- The hearing will not come to order -- The paper chase -- The letter -- "Forever change the senate and our nation's highest court" -- Endgame -- Repercussions -- Polarized
Subject United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
Judges -- Selection and appointment -- United States
United States. Supreme Court -- History -- 21st century
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
ISBN 9780062862914

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