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Biographer recounts O’Connor’s cancer battle, care for husband’s dementia

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor listens Wednesday as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pays tribute to her advocacy on behalf of civic education, impact on female judges and justice for women and girls worldwide at the Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. (AP Photo)

In his compelling biography of the U.S. Supreme Court’s first female justice, Evan Thomas pierces the steely demeanor Sandra Day O’Connor displayed on the bench for nearly a quarter-century to present her emotional turmoil when facing advanced-stage breast cancer and, ...

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Roberts’ 1980s views on racial remedies remain unchanged: biography

In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, in Lincoln, Neb. The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)

In her stirring biography The Chief, veteran Supreme Court journalist Joan Biskupic makes a compelling case that the past is prologue when interpreting the jurisprudence of Chief Justice John Roberts. Biskupic delves into Roberts’ early career as special assistant to ...

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