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The Resource The most dangerous branch : inside the Supreme Court's assault on the Constitution, David A. Kaplan

The most dangerous branch : inside the Supreme Court's assault on the Constitution, David A. Kaplan

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The most dangerous branch : inside the Supreme Court's assault on the Constitution
Title
The most dangerous branch
Title remainder
inside the Supreme Court's assault on the Constitution
Statement of responsibility
David A. Kaplan
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court, [this book] is an incisive look at how the justices undermine the rule of the other branches of government--and how we've come to accept it at our peril. Never before has the Supreme Court been more central in American life. It is the nine justices who too often now decide the controversial issues of our time--from abortion and same-sex marriage to gun control, campaign finance, and voting rights. The Court is so crucial that many voters in 2016 made their choice for president based on whom they thought their candidate would name to the Court. Donald Trump picked Neil Gorsuch--the key decision of his new administration. The next justice--replacing Anthony Kennedy--will be even more important, holding the swing vote over so much social policy. Is that really how democracy is supposed to work? Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and dozens of their law clerks, prize-winning legal journalist David A. Kaplan provides fresh details about life behind the scenes at the Court--Clarence Thomas's simmering rage, Antonin Scalia's death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg"s celebrity, Breyer Bingo, the petty feuding between Gorsuch and the chief justice, and what John Roberts thinks about his critics. In the bestselling tradition of The Nine and The Brethren, Kaplan presents a sweeping narrative of the justices' aggrandizement of power over the decades--from Roe v. Wade to Bush v. Gore to Citizens United to the rulings of the 2017-18 term. But the arrogance of the Court isn't partisan: Conservative and liberal justices alike are guilty of overreach. Challenging conventional wisdom about the Court's transcendent power, [this book] is sure to rile both sides of the political aisle."--Dust jacket
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DLC
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1956-
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Kaplan, David A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Employees
  • Judges
  • Judicial corruption
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • United States
Label
The most dangerous branch : inside the Supreme Court's assault on the Constitution, David A. Kaplan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The end of the world as they knew it ; Prologue: Death at the ranch -- Part I: Characters. The marble temple ; No. 9 ; Confirmation world ; Deploying the warhead ; The institutionalist and the notorious ; The left flank ; The right flank ; Deus ex machina -- Part II: Cases. Sleeping giant ; The runaway court ; Revenge of the right ; James Madison made us do it ; For the love of money ; A disdain for democracy ; Roe by any other name? -- Epilogue: A less dangerous branch
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524759902
Lccn
2018004533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, most of which are in colour
System control number
(OCoLC)1019615283
Label
The most dangerous branch : inside the Supreme Court's assault on the Constitution, David A. Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The end of the world as they knew it ; Prologue: Death at the ranch -- Part I: Characters. The marble temple ; No. 9 ; Confirmation world ; Deploying the warhead ; The institutionalist and the notorious ; The left flank ; The right flank ; Deus ex machina -- Part II: Cases. Sleeping giant ; The runaway court ; Revenge of the right ; James Madison made us do it ; For the love of money ; A disdain for democracy ; Roe by any other name? -- Epilogue: A less dangerous branch
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 446 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524759902
Lccn
2018004533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, most of which are in colour
System control number
(OCoLC)1019615283

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