OPINION OF THE COURT by William Woolfolk


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This big novel (600 pages), a good deal of which is bloat, deals with the decisions, decisions faced by Paul Lowe, some public, some private, or some robed, some disrobed, after he is picked for the Supreme Court. A well-intentioned-Governor of Nebraska, he is suddenly chosen and approved; just as suddenly he falls in love with a young newspaperwoman, Katherine Prescott, and realizes his longterm marriage to Eleanor is meaningless. The novel is kept going in a workable predictable fashion (the author was a scriptwriter for The Defenders) alternating between his personal difficulties with his daughter; one ugly flare-up over Katherine; his divorce and remarriage; and Katherine's death; and the various issues which concern him in this highest official capacity--a mission to Burma; and a good many cases dealing with anything from race to capital punishment as they come up for review. publishers are billing this as the Advise and Consent of the Supreme Court. One dissent Mr. Woolfolk writes with both thumbs and little imagination.

Pub Date: Aug. 19th, 1966
Publisher: Doubleday