What a concept of leadership!
And I think it’s realistic in many cases, especially with the United States Supreme Court.
The MOST EXPLOSIVE claim in this book is that Justice Bill Brennan did not vote in favor of giving a man a new trial because he was trying to win over Justice Harry Blackmun’s votes on other cases. This is on pages 224 & 225 of the book.
This is hotly disputed by legal writer Anthony Lewis, who contacted some clerks from that time and was NOT able to verify this story.
And in a pair of letters in The New York Review of Books, the two sides go at it.
To the Editors: Anthony Lewis in a review of our book, The Brethren , alleged that two pages dealing with a 1972 Supreme Court case, Moore v. Illinois,
And yes, if I’m going to recommend this book, I kind of have an obligation to give you the hard-hitting stuff.