From Tony Mauro at the National Law Journal:
Here is a sampling of some other worthy Supreme Court-related titles. Two justices published books in 2013, and both are well worth reading: Sotomayor’s intimate and inspiring memoir, My Beloved World, and retired justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s wide-ranging collection of court anecdotes, Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court.
For informed studies of the Roberts Court, try NLJ colleague Marcia Coyle’s The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution, which earned a spot on The Washington Post’s list of notable nonfiction books of 2013, and Mark Tushnet’s In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court.
Two books issued in 2013 take authoritative looks at recent Supreme Court cases: Adam Liptak’s instant e-book To Have and Uphold: The Supreme Court and the Battle for Same-Sex Marriage is excellent, as is Josh Blackman’s Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare. Other books about the Affordable Care Act litigation are forthcoming or out, including one by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) titled Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare: A Conservative Critique of The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling.
Garrett Epps’ American Epic: Reading the U.S. Constitution makes a close reading of the U.S. Constitution fun. Clark Neily III’s Terms of Engagement: How Our Courts Should Enforce the Constitution’s Promise of Limited Government reframes the debate over judicial activism. For the junior members of the family, a new edition of The U.S. Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book, updated to include Justice Kagan, is just out.