Professor Thomas E. Baker has published a review of retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens’ recent book — John Paul Stevens, Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2011 — in the May issue of the Journal of Legal Education.
Professor Baker writes: “As a student of the Supreme Court, I found these memoirs overall to be a reassuring account of the man and the institution he served so long and so faithfully.” Between 1985 and 1987, Baker worked at the Supreme Court, first as a Judicial Fellow to Chief Justice Burger and then as acting Administrative Assistant to Chief Justice Rehnquist.
Baker, who is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Journal, explained that he was eager to accept the invitation to write this review because he “believes that all Americans are in Justice Stevens’ debt for the Justice’s years of public service at the highest level.”
Read Baker’s full book review.