The Case Against the Supreme Court

Description

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 "Citizen"s "United," 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.

Details

Author(s)
Erwin Chemerinsky
Format
Hardback | 386 pages
Dimensions
162.56 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 589.67g
Publication date
25 Sep 2014
Publisher
Viking Books
Language
English
ISBN10
0670026425
ISBN13
9780670026425
Bestsellers rank
87,402