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Protect and defend : a novel / Richard North Patterson.

Patterson, Richard North. (Author). Kalember, Patricia. (Added Author). Books on Tape, Inc. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781415950579 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1415950571 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2004.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 20:42:03.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Patricia Kalember.
Summary, etc.:
A newly elected president faces the unexpected chance to nominate a new chief justice of the Supreme Court. His first choice is a nationally respected Court of Appeals judge, a woman whose nomination faces two serious obstacles: a long-held personal secret; and the prospect that a volatile abortion case -- a trial pitting a 15-year-old girl against her pro-life parents -- will come before the court. And, the Senate majority leader is determined to thwart the president's nominations for reasons that cross the boundary between the political and the personal. These intertwined stories give us the clash of competing political ambitions; the collision of science and culture in the courtroom; and a revelation of both how the judicial system works and how it intersects with politics.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 297501 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Judges > Selection and appointment > Fiction.
Abortion > Law and legislation > Fiction.
Presidents > United States > Fiction.
Women judges > Fiction.
Genre: Legal stories.

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