Jan 25, 2013 — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir, My Beloved World, debuts at No. 2.
Nov 9, 2012 — John Grisham delivers mystery, murder and courthouse thrills in The Racketeer. It debuts at No. 1.
Oct 3, 2012 — Novelist Don DeLillo collects his short stories, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens reflects on his career, Lawrence Lessig looks at money and power in politics, and comedians Ellen DeGeneres and John Hodgman poke fun at life's sunny and gloomy sides.
Oct 19, 2011 — After 35 years as a Supreme Court justice, John Paul Stevens retired last year. His newly released memoir is about his time on the bench and the five Supreme Court chief justices he personally knew. He details his views of those justices and how his viewpoints on various issues evolved over the years.
Oct 5, 2011 — Few today know Elbert Tuttle's name, but for those interested in America's racial history, this engaging biography is a must. As chief judge of the federal appeals court covering the Deep South, it was Tuttle who ensured that the promise of Supreme Court desegregation rulings became a reality.
Oct 4, 2011 — John Paul Stevens' new memoir is framed as a discussion about the office of the chief justice; it includes a brief history of the nation's first 12 chief justices, followed by thorough descriptions of the five he knew well. Stevens, now 91, retired in 2010 after nearly 35 years on the Supreme Court.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Nov 26, 2010 — A long-awaited biography examines the life of Justice William J. Brennan Jr. and his influence during 34 years on the Supreme Court. Stephen Wermiel's interviews with Brennan during his lifetime reveal a man who defies the stereotype of the liberal justice trying to impose personal views on the law.
Dec 29, 2009 — In this sharp-eyed chronicle, Joan Biskupic details how Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's formative experiences translate into his strict constructionist reading of the U.S. Constitution — and how his self-proclaimed unwavering interpretations are often anything but concrete.
Dec 29, 2009 — If these books prove anything, it's that the legacy of nonfiction storytelling is still very much alive. Steve Weinberg's picks reflect the depth and diversity of the 2009 current affairs library, ranging from investigations of the role of women in America to a look at what it means to sit supreme on the highest court in the U.S.