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Supreme myths : why the Supreme Court is not a court and its justices are not judges / Eric J. Segall.

Segall, Eric J. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library KF 8742 .S443 2012 30543908 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780313396878 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0313396876 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780313396885 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0313396884 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 219 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Supreme mythology -- Marbury v. Madison and the birth of judicial review -- Racial discrimination : Dred Scott, Plessy, and the reconstruction amendments -- The economy -- Abortion -- Guns -- Affirmative action -- Freedom of religion -- Proposals.
Summary, etc.:
"Eric Segall, professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law for two decades, explains why this third branch of the national government is an institution that makes important judgments about fundamental questions based on the Justices' ideological preferences, not the law. A complete understanding of the true nature of the Court's decision-making process is necessary, he argues, before an intelligent debate over who should serve on the Court--and how they should resolve cases--can be held. Addressing front-page areas of constitutional law such as health care, abortion, affirmative action, gun control, and freedom of religion, this book offers a frank description of how the Supreme Court truly operates, a critique of life tenure of its Justices, and a set of proposals aimed at making the Court function more transparently to further the goals of our representative democracy"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States. Supreme Court.
Constitutional law > United States.

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