The Los Angeles Review of Books features Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Jeffrey L. Bleich’s review of “Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution” by Professor Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz. Mr. Bleich, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the United States Supreme Court and later served as Special Counsel to President Obama, analyzes the authors’ perspectives on how the courts’ divisions are shaping key areas of federal law. The review explains that while the title “Uncertain Justice” might suggest a critique of the court, the authors in fact describe a court whose varying perspectives have produced decisions that defy simple ideological categories. Mr. Bleich notes that while the book “offers cogent analysis of recent [high-profile] cases, its most marked characteristic is its refusal to demonize or sensationalize. That has value. When Senate (and in some cases vice-presidential) candidates run on claims that we need to rein in a rogue Supreme Court, someone needs to set the record straight. Diverse views are not a sign of hypocrisy, incompetence, or blind ideology — they are a sign of a functioning court.” Read the entire review here.
Based out of MTO’s San Francisco, Mr. Bleich’s practice focuses on international and domestic disputes and counseling, with special emphasis on privacy and data security, internal investigations, trade and cross-border disputes, and the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Bleich has also served as a United States Ambassador, President of the State Bar of California, and President of the Bar Association of San Francisco.