The Case Against the Supreme Court

The Case Against the Supreme Court

Format
Hardcover
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780670026425
  • 400  Pages
  • Viking Books
  • Adult

Overview

A preeminent constitutional scholar offers a hard-hitting analysis of the Supreme Court over the last two hundred years

Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the country’s leading constitutional lawyers, shows that this is nonsense and always has been. The Court is made up of fallible individuals who base decisions on their own biases. Today, the Roberts Court is promoting a conservative agenda under the guise of following a neutral methodology, but notorious decisions, such as Bush vs. Gore and United Citizens, are hardly recent exceptions. This devastating book details, case by case, how the Court has largely failed throughout American history at its most important tasks and at the most important times.

Only someone of Chemerinsky’s stature and breadth of knowledge could take on this controversial topic. Powerfully arguing for term limits for justices and a reassessment of the institution as a whole, The Case Against the Supreme Court is a timely and important book that will be widely read and cited for decades to come.

Praise

Praise for Erwin Chemerinsky

“One of the shining lights of legal academia.”–The New York Times

Praise for THE CONSERVATIVE ASSAULT ON THE CONSTITUTION

“Our Constitution depends on the courts to keep it alive; we all depend on Erwin Chemerinsky to remind us why that is so important. This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about preserving our constitutional birthright.”–Susan N. Herman, Preseident, Amerian Civil Liberties Union

“Erwin Chemerinsky knows the Constitution as a legal scholar and the Supreme Court as a lawyer who represents clients there. It’s a rare and poweful combination that makes him uniquely qualified to write this disturbing and persuasive book about the impact of the current Supreme Court’s approach to constitutional interpretation.”–Linda Greenhouse, lecturer, Yale Law School; former New York Times Supreme Court correspondent

 
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