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Virtual: Linda Greenhouse, "Justice on the Brink"

An urgent, sharply observed chronicle of the Supreme Court

during twelve months unlike any other in American history,

by the legendary writer, Pulitzer Prize winner Linda Greenhouse

Linda will sit in conversation with Roxanne Coady

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At the end of the Supreme Court’s 2019-2020 term, the center was holding. The predictions that the Court would move irrevocably to the radical right hadn’t come to pass, as the justices released surprisingly moderate opinions on cases involving abortion rights, LGBTQ rights, and how local governments could handle the pandemic, all shepherded by Chief Justice John Roberts. By the end of the 2020-2021 term, much about the nation’s highest court has changed. The right-wing supermajority has completed its first term on the bench, cementing Donald Trump’s legacy on American jurisprudence.

This is the story of that year. From the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the rise of Amy Coney Barrett, from the pandemic to the election, from the Trump campaign’s legal challenges to the storming of the Capitol across the street, the Supreme Court has been at the center of many of the biggest events of the year. Throughout Justice on the Brink, award-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse gives us unique insight into a Supreme Court under stress, providing the context and brilliant analysis readers of her work in The New York Times have come to expect.

Ultimately, Greenhouse asks a fundamental question relevant to all Americans: Is this still John Roberts’s Supreme Court, or does the Court now belong to Donald Trump?

Linda Greenhouse has reported on and written about the Supreme Court for The New York Times for more than four decades, earning numerous accolades including a Pulitzer Prize. She currently writes a biweekly column on the Court and teaches at Yale Law School. She lives in New Haven, CT, and Stockbridge, MA.

Roxanne J. Coady founded RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut in 1989, creating a business that is recognized as a national leader among independent booksellers. In 2009, Coady founded a personalized book subscription site, Just the Right Book. This site has a national reach and combines the intimacy of an independent bookstore with the digital marketplace. In addition, Coady hosts a podcast, Just the Right Book, in which she interviews best-selling authors and people in the bookselling and publishing community.


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Monday, November 15, 2021 - 7:00pm EST
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Justice on the Brink: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rise of Amy Coney Barrett, and Twelve Months That Transformed the Supreme Court Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593447932
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Published: Random House - November 9th, 2021

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