Cloak and Gavel

"Cloak and Gavel" . . . is the product of an eight-year struggle to force the FBI to reveal its Supreme Court Cloak and Gavelsnooping. [Durham, N.C. attorney Alexander ] Charns got . . . hard evidence that Hoover attempted to monitor the court's private deliberations and manipulate some of the justices." Wall Street Journal, A13, 9/1/92

"The FBI's scandalous techniques ranged from illegal wiretapping, to disinformation campaigns, to using Justice Abe Fortas as a Bureau informant." Harvard Law Review, Vol 106, p. 812.

"[A] bonanza of Supreme Court history, providing depth and perspective to some great cases of our time." St Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/18/92.