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Lord Peter Views the Body
Dorothy L. Sayers
One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson
Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court - James MacGregor Burns An interesting historical review showing that the Supreme Court has always acted in a political and partisan fashion, and that the threatened court packing in FDR's time was nothing new. I had never realized that the Court had been expanded and contracted numerous times before then, to achieve political ends.

What I did not expect was that there was very little about "the coming crisis" - a few pages with a suggestion to curb the power of the Supremes.

Overall, though, I liked it and learned a fair amount - so, viewed as a history of the Supreme Court as a political player, it was well worth reading.