Battle for the Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Lyndon Johnson, Earl Warren, Richard Nixon and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court

Product Details
$31.99  $29.75
Schaffner Press
Publish Date
6.2 X 9.0 X 1.7 inches | 1.8 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author
Michael Bobelian is an award-winning author, lawyer, and journalist whose work has covered issues ranging from legal affairs to corporate wrongdoing to human rights. His first book, Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-Long Struggle for Justice was published by Simon and Schuster in 2009. As a contributing writer at, Bobelian currently covers the Supreme Court, Wall Street reform, white collar crime, regulatory agencies, human rights, and high-profile trials. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, Washington Monthly, California Lawyer magazine, Reuters, Legal Affairs magazine, the New York Law Journal, where he worked as a staff reporter, and various other publications
"I learned something I didn't know on almost every page." ALLEN J. MATUSOW Author of The Unraveling of America: A History of Liberalism in the 1960s
"If you don't like what's become of the process, a pox belongs on both political parties. This thoughtful book explains why." DAVID A. KAPLAN Former legal affairs editor at Newsweek and author of The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution
"This is the origin story of our modern brand of hyper-politicized Supreme Court nomination battles. Michael Bobelian's talents as a legal historian are matched by his storyteller's flair. " MARK OBBIE Former executive editor, American Lawyer magazine
"A gifted writer, Michael Bobelian offers a thoroughly researched narrative on the modern nomination process. " JOHN KYLE DAY Author of Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation
"Battle for the Marble Palace tells a very important story with fresh insight and perspective about a time when a sinkhole first developed at the busy intersection of politics and the judiciary." STEPHEN WERMIEL Former Supreme Court reporter at The Wall Street Journal and co-author of Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion
"Michael Bobelian presents this history with compelling portraits. . . . This has been a forgotten story of the Court, and he tells it in a highly readable fashion. " LUCAS A. POWE JR. Author of The Warren Court and American Politics