RaveThe Wall Street JournalIn April Justice Breyer spoke from a lectern to a Zoom audience, and now his speech is preserved in book form. Those wishing to know Justice Breyer’s thoughts can choose either to read the book or to watch the two-hour speech on YouTube. You’d feel edified in doing either ... Justice Breyer walks a tricky tightrope in arguing that it’s \'wrong to think of the Court as a political institution.\' Without quite solving that paradox, Justice Breyer has given us an important document on American civics. He knows that Americans must foster a sense of mutual trust, which requires both understanding and engagement.
RaveThe Wall Street JournalAll the conflict and commotion...is wonderfully told ... [and] vividly clear ... For a tale of lexicographic intrigue, Mr. Martin’s book is unexcelled—and the narrative moves briskly.
Jane Sherron de Hart
PositiveThe Wall Street Journal\"... [an] engaging and admiring biography ... Naturally, a good deal of Ms. De Hart’s narrative concerns Justice Ginsburg’s jurisprudence, with the author dissecting Supreme Court cases as wins and losses from her subject’s point of view. Those who champion Justice Ginsburg’s nontextualist approach to decision making—emphasizing broad statutory purposes and policy consequences over literal text and consistent tradition—will find the explanations satisfying; others may find them somewhat tendentious.\