The Case Against the Supreme Court


Erwin Chemerinsky
The Case Against the Supreme Court
(Viking, October 2014)

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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.

Chemerinsky’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.

The Case Against the Supreme Court will be published to coincide with the Supreme Court’s opening on the first Monday in October 2014.