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    The Justices Behind Roe V. Wade

    The Inside Story, Adapted from The Brethren

    Unabridged

    4 hours 35 min

    A thrilling, behind-the-scenes account of the revolutionary Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling.The Justices Behind Roe V. Wade offers a front-row seat to the inner workings of the Supreme Court that led to the monumental Roe v. Wade decision. Spanning from 1969 to 1972, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Bob Woodward and coauthor Scott Armstrong report on the masterful maneuvering and politicking that ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Cult of the Constitution

    Narrated by Teri Barrington ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 57 min

    In this controversial and provocative book, Mary Anne Franks examines the thin line between constitutional fidelity and constitutional fundamentalism. Constitutional fundamentalists read the Constitution selectively and self-servingly. Fundamentalist interpretations of the Constitution elevate certain constitutional rights above all others, benefit the most powerful members of society, and ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Veteran Court

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    7 min

    A new and special court system set up in over 20 jurisdictions around the country now gives veterans a chance at treatment and not simply punishment for their crimes. Like drug courts that began in the 1980s, they’re based on the idea of treating defendants for underlying problems in order to prevent future criminal activity. Veterans in this system agree to plead guilty to their crimes in ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    History of the Supreme Court

    Unabridged

    10 hours 8 min

    What would you like to know about the Supreme Court’s evolution, its immense impact, and its crucial role in democracy?Now is your chance to explore the law of the land with an acclaimed expert on the United States Constitution and the Supreme Court. In 24 stimulating lectures, you will survey the history of the Supreme Court from its inception through the present day.Your discussion stays rooted ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    First Degree

    From Med School to Murder: The Story Behind the Shocking Will Sandeson Trial

    Narrated by Kayla Hounsell ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 37 min

    A murder, a missing body, and a sensational trial that gripped Nova Scotia. Will Sandeson seemed like a model son. A member of the Dalhousie University track and field team, he was about to start classes at Dalhousie’s medical school. He worked at a group home for adults with disabilities. He came from a good family. “There’s times for whatever reason that things don’t go quite as planned,” a ... Read more

    $38.35 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Retirement of Justice Marshall

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    35 min

    As Supreme Court justices retire from the bench, the NewsHour has explored the tenure of the retiring judges as well as their impact on the future of the Court. Here is expert analysis and discussion on the resignation of Justice Marshall. ... Read more

    $7.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    SCOTUS: Police Can Swab for DNA Upon Arrest

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    5 min

    In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that police officers can take DNA samples without a warrant from people they arrest for serious crimes without violating the Fourth Amendment. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to help clarify the details of the ruling and how the justices were split on the decision. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    SCOTUS Discussions June 2009

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    8 min

    Ray Suarez talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about the Supreme Court's decision on prisoners' legal rights to test DNA evidence after their convictions. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Justice Scalia

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    9 min

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the key factor for a judge’s ruling is finding where the balance resides in a case. Margaret Warner interviews Justice Scalia about his new book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, and asks about his opinions on the Second Amendment and the Affordable Care Act. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Retirement of Justice Burger

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    40 min

    As Supreme Court justices retire from the bench, the NewsHour has explored the tenure of the retiring judges as well as their impact on the future of the Court. Here is expert analysis and discussion on the resignation of Justice Burger. ... Read more

    $7.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shortlisted

    Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court

    Unabridged

    8 hours 11 min

    The inspiring and previously untold history of the women considered-but not selected-for the US Supreme Court In 1981, after almost two centuries of exclusively male appointments, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice of the United States, a significant historical moment and a symbolic triumph for supporters of women's rights. Most do not know, however, about the ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics

    Narrated by Jim Seybert ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 52 min

    A growing chorus of officials and commentators argues that the Supreme Court has become too political. On this view, the confirmation process is just an exercise in partisan agenda-setting, and the jurists are no more than “politicians in robes”?their ostensibly neutral judicial philosophies mere camouflage for conservative or liberal convictions. Stephen Breyer, drawing upon his experience as a ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    And Justice for Some

    An Expose of the Lawyers and Judges Who Let Dangerous Criminals Go Free

    by Wendy Murphy ...
    Narrated by Joyce Bean ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 29 min

    When Wendy Murphy was a young prosecutor, she learned that the deck is stacked in favor of criminal defendants. Between their arrest and (potential) conviction, murderers, rapists, and drug dealers get more than a fair shake-they get an unfair advantage, often at the expense of their victims. In many states, for instance, defendants can subpoena a victim's private medical and counseling files ... Read more

    $25.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Matter of Interpretation

    Federal Courts and the Law

    Narrated by Christopher Grove ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 10 min

    We are all familiar with the image of the immensely clever judge who discerns the best rule of common law for the case at hand. According to US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a judge like this can maneuver through earlier cases to achieve the desired aim-"distinguishing one prior case on his left, straight-arming another one on his right, high-stepping away from another precedent about to ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Agenda

    How a Republican Supreme Court is Reshaping America

    by Ian Millhiser ...
    Narrated by David H. Lawrence, XVII ...
    series Columbia Global Reports

    Unabridged

    3 hours 42 min

    From 2011, when Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives, until the present, Congress enacted hardly any major legislation outside of the tax law President Trump signed in 2017. In the same period, the Supreme Court dismantled much of America's campaign finance law, severely weakened the Voting Rights Act, permitted states to opt-out of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid ... Read more

    $14.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Tales of Murder, Murderers and the Death Penalty at the Supreme Court

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    A new book examines the murders, murderers and capital punishment overseen by the highest court in the U.S. Jeffrey Brown talks with veteran journalists Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien about Murder at the Supreme Court, which documents some of the most notorious crimes and subsequent penalties. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Court and the World

    American Law and the New Global Realities

    Narrated by Stephen Breyer ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 37 min

    In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of activity, both public and private—from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade—obliges the Court to understand and consider circumstances beyond America’s ... Read more

    $33.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    SCOTUS Discussions June 2006

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    7 min

    The Supreme Court decided two cases today impacting death row inmates. Ray Suarez speaks with Marcia Coyle, Washington bureau chief for The National Law Journal, regarding the decisions, including a challenge to the use of lethal injection. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Brethren

    Inside the Supreme Court

    Narrated by Holter Graham ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 53 min

    The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action.Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices—maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising, and making decisions that affect every major area of American life. ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Making Our Democracy Work

    A Judge's View

    Narrated by Luis Moreno ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 16 min

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer delivers an impassioned argument for the proper role of America's highest judicial body. Examining historic and contemporary decisions by the Court, Breyer highlights the rulings that have bolstered public confidence as well as the missteps that have triggered distrust. What emerges is a unique approach-certain to be admired for years to come-to interpreting ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    SCOTUS weighs religion, discrimination, dignity in Colorado wedding cake case

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    4 min

    One of the Supreme Court's biggest cases this term probes whether the religious beliefs of a Colorado baker override the rights of a couple who were refused a wedding cake because they are gay. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins John Yang to go over the court arguments and how the justices responded. ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    SCOTUS Rules in Miranda Warnings

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that juveniles suspected of a crime are entitled to Miranda protections. Ray Suarez asks Marcia Coyle for details. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Interview with Sandra Day O'Connor

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    9 min

    Judy Woodruff speaks to former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor about her efforts to improve literacy for students, judicial elections and today's court. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Sandra Day O'Connor Explores SCOTUS

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    8 min

    Sandra Day O'Connor made Supreme Court history as the first female justice to serve on the bench. In her new book, Out of Order, she explores other aspects of history at the high court, as well as her own approach to service. O'Connor talks with Judy Woodruff about making tough decisions and women in the legal profession. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial