With the advent of a new Term, it is time to return to thinking about the business of the Supreme Court, past, present and to come. In that regard, the line-up of seventeen new or forthcoming books should be of considerable interest to SCOTUSblog readers.  The list includes everything from books on the Supreme Court and the practice of medicine and disability law to works on the Roberts Court and the history of Roe v. Wade.

Just-released books

  • Louis Fisher, On the Supreme Court: Without Illusion or Idolatry (Paradigm Publishers)
  • Clarke D. Forsythe, Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade (Encounter Books)
  • Thomas Healy, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind — and Changed the History of Free Speech (Metropolitan Books)
  • James C. Mohr, Licensed to Practice: The Supreme Court Defines the American Medical Profession (Johns Hopkins University Press)
  • Whitney Strub, Roth v. United States and the Long Struggle over Sexual Expression (University Press of Kansas) 
  • Ilya Shapiro, editor, Cato Supreme Court Review: 2012-2013
  • Mark Tushnet, In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court (Harvard University Press)

Forthcoming books

  • Davison M. Douglas, The Constitutional Law Lectures of John Marshall Harlan (Carolina Academic Press, 2014)
  • Paul Finkelman, The Supreme Court: Controversies, Cases, and Characters from John Jay to John Roberts (4-vols, ABC-CLIO: December 31, 2013)
  • Anna Harvey, A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy (Yale University Press: November 26, 2013)
  • Christy Thompson Ibrahim, Patricia C. Kuszler & Erin Moody, The U.S. Supreme Court on Disability Law (Carolina Academic Press, November 2013).
  • Garrison Nelson, Pathways to the U.S. Supreme Court: From the Arena to the Monastery (Palgrave Macmillan, December  2013)
  • David M. O’Brien, Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics (W.W. Norton: 10th ed., February 2014)
  • Richard Pacelle, The Supreme Court in a Separation of Powers System: The Nation’s Balance Wheel (Routledge, May 2014)
  • Christopher J. Peters, editor, Precedent in the United States Supreme Court (Springer, February 2014)
  • Wendy Scott & Linda S. Green, “I Dissent!” The Dissenting Opinions of Justice Thurgood Marshall (Carolina Academic Press, 2014)
  • J. Douglas Smith, On Democracy’s Doorstep: The Inside Story of the Supreme Court Decisions That Brought “One Person, One Vote” to the United States (Hill & Wang: June, 2014)

 

Posted in Book Reviews

Recommended Citation: Ron Collins, Seventeen new or forthcoming books, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 25, 2013, 11:01 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/10/seventeen-new-or-forthcoming-books/