[from the back cover] When I was writing this book, there were times I was gripped by surprise and disbelief. I did not idealize the Supreme Court as a perfect place. But I did not expect it, either, to be a place that is tolerant of men and women who take integrity lightly.
It is impossible to pore over this book without developing a keen awareness of how important change is in an institution we like to call the “last bulwark of democracy.”
I brought to this work a journalist's inquiring mind, accompanied by the hope that this spurs a national conversation. And I take away from this book a deeper appreciation for the saving grace of a vigilant public.