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Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution    by Laurence Tribe & Joshua Matz order for
Uncertain Justice
by Laurence Tribe
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Picador, 2015 (2014)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

In Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz look at Chief Justice John Roberts and how the decisions of the his court have revised the meaning of the U.S. Constitution.

Since, as the authors note, the justices approach their task from different backgrounds and with different temperaments and predispositions, they may act in good faith but there will still be major conflicts as they are forced to address a myriad of issues.

'At times, this realization can inspire an intense frustration: scholars of the Court inevitably feel as if they are trying to nail jelly to a wall, to borrow an apt phrase from Teddy Roosevelt,' write Tribe and Matz.

Confirmed as Chief Justice in 2005, John Roberts, Jr., the successor to William Rehnquist, is respected as a gifted writer, skilled strategist and a brilliant legal mind.

Roberts' tenure thus far as Chief Justice has been one of landmark decisions, and turmoil that has galvanized various elements of the population. The analysis of the court and its members presented in this book is surprisingly even handed. It is also quite timely and is written in a manner that will draw in the general reader as well as the individual with a greater understanding of jurisprudence.

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