Buy New
$20.56
  • List Price: $29.95
  • Save: $9.39 (31%)
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon or get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
The Rule of Five: Making ... has been added to your Cart
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$22.33
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: SuperBookDeals-
Add to Cart
$29.44
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Book Depository US
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court Hardcover – March 10, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$20.56
$20.56 $23.41

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court
  • +
  • Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America
  • +
  • Capital and Ideology
Total price: $67.94
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Review

The Rule of Five is the gripping story of the most important environmental law case ever decided by the US Supreme Court. Richard Lazarus’s compelling narrative is enlivened by colorful characters, a canny dissection of courtroom strategy, and a case where the stakes are, literally, as big as the world.”Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent

“In the tradition of A Civil Action, this book makes a compelling story of the court fight that paved the way for regulating the emissions now overheating the planet. It offers a poignant reminder of how far we’ve come―and how far we still must go.”Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

“Wonderful…The inside story of how this case came to be, how its lawyers struggled and fought over theories and roles, and how the late Justice John Paul Stevens patched together the five votes needed to secure a majority…Lazarus walks readers through all of the procedural steps and legal theories that surrounded this case, using lucid prose that is easy for nonlawyers to follow. The book is a master class in how the Supreme Court works and, more broadly, how major cases navigate through the legal system.”Michael B. Gerrard, Science

“Gripping…Weaves the tale of how Mendelson’s petition led to the landmark decision, how he brought along the other environmental advocates despite bitter infighting, and how missteps by their opponents gave the lawsuit wings. Lazarus, who interviewed participants in the case, from lawyers to Supreme Court justices, writes like a novelist.”Caroline Fredrickson, Washington Monthly

“[A] masterpiece…Offers a behind-the-scenes look at every aspect of the case, from the Bush administration’s fierce opposition to the internecine conflicts among the petitioners to the razor-thin 5-4 victory.”E

The Rule of Five is the definitive inside account of one of the key court decisions of our time. It’s also more than that. Richard Lazarus makes vivid the culture of the Supreme Court and the sheer unlikeliness of history. There’s no better book if you want to understand the past, present, and future of environmental litigation.”Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction

“A character-driven thriller about how climate change came to the fore of U.S. politics and legal action…An exciting, tension-filled analysis of an improbable environmental triumph and an influential federal ruling whose effects have rippled out to the other branches of government, the states, and the private sector ever since.”Rachel Jagareski, Foreword Reviews

The Rule of Five is a compelling read on a critical and timely topic. It mixes storytelling with a soup-to-nuts view of a pivotal case contested across all three branches of government. The focus on the six Carbon Dioxide Warriors adds to the richness of the story and demonstrates how the often-abstract nature of the law can actually be very personality-driven. Lazarus also does an excellent job illuminating the inner workings of the Supreme Court and of the second most important court in the land―the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.”Dan Reicher, former US Assistant Secretary of Energy

“As legal drama, The Rule of Five is a tour de force. It offers a look into the inner workings of the nation’s highest court, and a history of its most important environmental decision. With impressive research, including interviews with the key players, and succinct explanations of relevant law and Supreme Court practice, the narrative makes the story accessible to anyone interested in this case, the Court, and the future of the planet.”Jonathan Z. Cannon, author of Environment in the Balance: The Green Movement and the Supreme Court

“The author weaves details from justices’ biographies, court lore, personal familiarity, and anonymous sources into a vivid account of how the nine justices’ post-argument private conference in Massachusetts v. EPA would have played out.”Michael Nordskog, Westlaw Journal Environmental

About the Author

Richard J. Lazarus is the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard University, where he teaches courses on environmental law and Supreme Court decision making. He has represented the government and environmental groups in forty Supreme Court cases and has presented oral argument in fourteen. For ten years he has been co-teaching with Chief Justice John Roberts a course on the history of the Supreme Court. Lazarus was the founding director of the Supreme Court Institute, which prepares attorneys for oral argument in over 90 percent of the cases brought before the Supreme Court.

Product details

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5
4 customer ratings
5 star
100%
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2020
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse