The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Supreme Court
Guaranteed to give the reader a deeper understanding of America’s most powerful judicial body, John Yoo, professor of law at UC Berkeley, and Robert Delahunty, professor of law at the University of St. Thomas detail in sprightly, slightly irreverent manner how the black robed judges who make up the U.S. Supreme Court have swung like a pendulum from saviors of the Republic to super-legislators who usurp the roll of Congress and dictate law from the bench, back to defenders of the Constitution again—or at least for the moment.
Justice in the Balance
Alexander Hamilton famously predicted that the Supreme Court would “be the least dangerous” branch of government.
But, in fact, it has become the most contentious—a court that stands as arbiter over a country that seems increasingly unable to govern itself, or agree on the meaning of the Constitution, or even agree on what constitutes the rule of law.
Are the nine justices in black robes the saviors of the Republic—or the pallbearers of democracy? Are they defenders of the Constitution as written—or are they super-legislators, making law from the bench? What did the Founders envision when they vested the “judicial Power” in “one supreme Court”?
John Yoo, professor of law at UC Berkeley, and Robert Delahunty, professor of law at the University of St. Thomas, provide the answers in compelling, engaging prose stepped in an incisive reading of the law and constitutional history. In The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Supreme Court, you’ll learn:
- The turbulent history of the court’s early years, and the eventual triumph of “judicial supremacy”
- The Bill of Rights: how the Court has defined free speech, freedom of religion, and the right to bear arms
- Notorious rulings of the court—and how they were overturned—from Dred Scott to Roe v. Wade
- Why “court-packing” is a constant temptation for Democratic presidents
- The Supreme Court’s best and worst justices—and what qualities separate them
- The future of the Supreme Court: will it be the rubber stamp of corrupt administrations or the ultimate judicial watchdog to protect our nation’s liberties?
Sprightly, informative, and powerfully argued, The Politically Incorrect Guide® to the Supreme Court is guaranteed to give the reader a deeper understanding of America’s most powerful judicial body.
Published: June, 2023