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On the first day of the Supreme Court’s 2007/2008 term, two best-selling authors provide a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse at the inner workings of the Court. They discuss how the personalities and philosophies of the Justices may influence how they rule on such controversial issues as voter identification, lethal injection, the rights of terrorism suspects, and executive power.
- Jeffrey Rosen professor of law at the George Washington University and legal affairs editor of "The New Republic." He's the author of "The Supreme Court," "The Most Democratic Branch," "The Naked Crowd," and "The Unwanted Gaze."
- Jeffrey Toobin author of "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court" (Doubleday), staff writer at The New Yorker; senior legal analyst for CNN, and former Assistant U.S.Attorney in Brooklyn, New York.
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