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Supreme inequality : the Supreme Court's fifty-year battle for a more unjust America / Adam Cohen.

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"In the early 1960s, the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren was at the height of its power, expanding civil rights for the poor and minorities and promoting equality in dramatic ways through rulings such as Brown v Board of Education and establishing the "Miranda warning" for persons in police custody. But when Warren announced his retirement in 1968, newly elected President Richard Nixon, who had been working tirelessly behind the scenes to put a stop to what he perceived as the Court's liberal agenda, had his new administration launch a total assault on the Warren Court's egalitarian victories, moving to dismantle its legacy and replace liberal justices with others more loyal to his views. During his six years in office, he appointed four justices to the Supreme Court, thereby setting its course for the next fifty years. In Supreme Inequality, Adam Cohen surveys the most significant Supreme Court rulings since Nixon and exposes how rarely the Court has veered away from a pro-corporate agenda. Contrary to what Americans might like to believe, the Court does not protect equally the rights of the poor and disadvantaged, and, in fact, hasn't for decades. Many of the greatest successes of the Warren Court, such as school desegregation, labor unions, voting rights, and class action suits, have been abandoned in favor of rulings that protect privileged Americans who tend to be white, wealthy, and powerful."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 347.732 C678 (Text) 35178001779746 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/18/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library 347.7326 COH 2020 (Text) 33892100667527 Adult New Books Book None 03/03/2020 Checked out 04/14/2020
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 347.7326 COHEN (Text) 37620000941551 New Adult Book None 03/24/2020 In process -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 347.73 COH (Text) 33892006577663 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 03/20/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735221505
  • ISBN: 0735221502
  • Physical Description: xxix, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-396) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- One: Protecting the poor -- Two: Turning against the poor -- Three: Education -- Four: Campaign finance -- Five: Democracy -- six: Workers -- seven: Corporations -- Eight: Criminal justice -- Conclusion
Summary, etc.:
"In the early 1960s, the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren was at the height of its power, expanding civil rights for the poor and minorities and promoting equality in dramatic ways through rulings such as Brown v Board of Education and establishing the "Miranda warning" for persons in police custody. But when Warren announced his retirement in 1968, newly elected President Richard Nixon, who had been working tirelessly behind the scenes to put a stop to what he perceived as the Court's liberal agenda, had his new administration launch a total assault on the Warren Court's egalitarian victories, moving to dismantle its legacy and replace liberal justices with others more loyal to his views. During his six years in office, he appointed four justices to the Supreme Court, thereby setting its course for the next fifty years. In Supreme Inequality, Adam Cohen surveys the most significant Supreme Court rulings since Nixon and exposes how rarely the Court has veered away from a pro-corporate agenda. Contrary to what Americans might like to believe, the Court does not protect equally the rights of the poor and disadvantaged, and, in fact, hasn't for decades. Many of the greatest successes of the Warren Court, such as school desegregation, labor unions, voting rights, and class action suits, have been abandoned in favor of rulings that protect privileged Americans who tend to be white, wealthy, and powerful." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States. Supreme Court > History.
Political questions and judicial power > United States.
Equality before the law > United States.
Discrimination > Law and legislation > United States.
Election law > United States.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
LAW / Constitutional.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Judicial Branch.
United States. Supreme Court.
Discrimination > Law and legislation.
Election law.
Equality before the law.
Political questions and judicial power.
United States.
Genre: History.

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