Are Politics Tipping the Scales in the Supreme Court?

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Members of the US Supreme Court pose for a group photograph at the Supreme Court building on September 29, 2009 in Washington, DC.

In The Mother Court, litigator and former Asst U.S. Attorney James Zirin wrote about what many consider the country’s preeminent trial court — the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Zirin discusses politics and partisanship on the nation’s highest court in his new book, Supremely Partisan: How Raw Politics Tips the Scales in the U.S. Supreme Court .