Fall 2008 - The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin

In The Nine, acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important - and secret - legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. An institution at a moment of transition, the Court now stands at a crucial point, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, and church-state relations. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and with a keen sense of the Court’s history and the trajectory of its future, Jeffrey Toobin creates in The Nine a riveting story of one of the most important forces in American life today.


Special Event at the Highland Park Library:
Wednesday, December 10, 7 pm
: Chicago-area attorney Gary Feinerman will share his insights about the Supreme Court in conjunction with this fall’s One Book, One Highland Park community-wide read selection “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.” Feinerman, who worked both behind the scenes of the Supreme Court as a clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy, and has argued cases before the Court, will provide an insider’s view.

Book Discussion Led by Judy Levin at the Highland Park Library: Tuesday, November 18, 1 pm
Noted book discussion leader Judy Levin leads a book discussion on The Nine at the Library.

Book Discussion at Borders of Highland Park: Saturday, November 15, 2 pm
595 Central Avenue, Highland Park


Jeffrey Toobin's official site.

Meet the Supremes
A New York Times book review by David Margolick.  Includes a link to read the first chapter of The Nine.

Books of the Times; Power Lineup, Swings From Right
A review from the New York Times' Michiko Kakutani.

Toobin's 'The Nine' Reveals Politics of High Court
NPR's Nina Totenberg reviews Toobin's book.

The Nine
Garrett Epps reviews The Nine for Salon.com.

Supreme Politics
The Washington Post's Edward Lazarus offers his review of The Nine.

A Conversation with Jeffrey Toobin
View Charlie Rose's interview with the author.

Supreme Court of the United States
The official site of the highest court in the land.

Supreme Court Historical Society
Find out more information on the Supreme Court from this non-profit, private organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Court.