Election 2016

The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted

amazon.comThe author attempts to make the case that the Supreme Court has more often sided with business and money over the “people” and that many of their decision have violated the spirit, if not the language, of the Constitution. There are three sections to the book and cover a period from the late 1800s to the current.

In section one, the author uses examples of the court handing down decisions that struck down child labor laws, wage laws, sanitation laws and upheld laws that allowed for racial discrimination to continue (through voting laws) and allowed the government to end strikes that the government thought were harmful. Prior to discussion the issues at hand, the author does a wonderful job of explaining just what the conditions were and what issues were at stake.

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