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The Resource The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America

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The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America
Title
The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thom Hartmann, the most popular progressive radio host in America and a New York Times bestselling author, explains how the Supreme Court has spilled beyond its Constitutional powers and how we the people should take that power back. Taking his typically in-depth, historically informed view, Thom Hartmann asks, What if the Supreme Court didn't have the power to strike down laws? According to the Constitution, it doesn't. From the founding of the republic until 1803, the Supreme Court was the final court of appeals, as it was always meant to be. So where did the concept of judicial review start? As so much of modern American history, it began with the battle between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, and with Marbury v. Madison. Hartmann argues it is not the role of the Supreme Court to decide what the law is but rather the duty of the people themselves. He lays out the history of the Supreme Court of the United States, since Alexander Hamilton's defense to modern-day debates, with key examples of cases where the Supreme Court overstepped its constitutional powers. The ultimate remedy to the Supreme Court's abuse of power is with the people--the ultimate arbiter of the law--using the ballot box. America does not belong to the kings and queens; it belongs to the people
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Hartmann, Thom
Dewey number
347.73/2609
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8748
LC item number
.H367 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Thom Hartmann hidden history series
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Constitutional history
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Constitutional history
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • United States
Label
The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: A Rebellion against the Monarchy; In the Beginning; A Suicide Pact; Corporate America Seizes the Court; Part One: Th eHidden History of Judicial Review; The Founders' Vision; The Glue That Binds Us Together; A Bold Experiment; Debating the Supreme Court; Where Does the New Buck Stop?; The Power Grab; Whoever Controls the Law Controls the Country; Jefferson: "The People Themselves"; Who Decides What the Constitution Means?; The Powell Memo and the Court; Partisan Politics in "Original Intent"; Originalism Is Joined by Textualism
  • One True SpokesmanClear Preferences versus Ambiguities; The Corruption of the Court Itself; Fossil Fuels Seize the Court; Right-Wing Takeover and Corporate Handouts; The Constitution Afflicts the Afflicted and Comforts the Comfortable; The Constitution Protects Property and Its Owners; The Constitution Protects Killers and Slave Owners; The Constitution Prefers Property Rights to Human Rights; The Constitution Protects Takers, Not the Taken; Part Two: The Hidden History of the People and the Court; The Supreme Court versus Labor
  • Haymarket and Allgeyer: The Public Turns against Labor and the Court FollowsThe Great Depression: The Public Embraces Labor and the Supreme Court Follows; FDR Tries to Pack the Supreme Court; The Court Devastates Union Rights; The Supreme Court versus Civil Rights; "Separate but Equal": Created by the Court, Ended through Popular Struggle; The Road to Plessy; Charles Houston and the Long Slog to End Jim Crow; Brown: The Supreme Court Overrules Itself; How Roe Empowered the Right; The Supreme Court and the Environment; Local Zoning Law as Early Environmental Law
  • Protecting the Environment Goes FederalThe Planet's Future on Trial; In Nature's Trust; Our Children's Trust; A New Hurdle to Climate Justice; How Communities Fight Back; How Idealogues and Partisans Seized the Court: From Nixon to Trump; Reagan and the Court; George H.W. Bush Avoids Prosecution; George W. Bush and the Court; An Astroturf Resistance in Florida; Trump and the Court; If We'd Had Clean Elections; Part Three: To Save the Planet, Democratize, and Modernize the Supreme Court; Regulating the Number of Justices on the Court; Term Limits; Cameras in the Courtroom
  • The Constitutional Amendment Remedy for an Out-of-Control CourtThe Last Resort: Strip the Courts; The Roberts Plan to Strip the Courts; Court Stripping in the 20th Century; A Planetary Emergency; Taking Democracy Back from the Court; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author
Control code
1119608780
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781523085972
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1119608780
Label
The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: A Rebellion against the Monarchy; In the Beginning; A Suicide Pact; Corporate America Seizes the Court; Part One: Th eHidden History of Judicial Review; The Founders' Vision; The Glue That Binds Us Together; A Bold Experiment; Debating the Supreme Court; Where Does the New Buck Stop?; The Power Grab; Whoever Controls the Law Controls the Country; Jefferson: "The People Themselves"; Who Decides What the Constitution Means?; The Powell Memo and the Court; Partisan Politics in "Original Intent"; Originalism Is Joined by Textualism
  • One True SpokesmanClear Preferences versus Ambiguities; The Corruption of the Court Itself; Fossil Fuels Seize the Court; Right-Wing Takeover and Corporate Handouts; The Constitution Afflicts the Afflicted and Comforts the Comfortable; The Constitution Protects Property and Its Owners; The Constitution Protects Killers and Slave Owners; The Constitution Prefers Property Rights to Human Rights; The Constitution Protects Takers, Not the Taken; Part Two: The Hidden History of the People and the Court; The Supreme Court versus Labor
  • Haymarket and Allgeyer: The Public Turns against Labor and the Court FollowsThe Great Depression: The Public Embraces Labor and the Supreme Court Follows; FDR Tries to Pack the Supreme Court; The Court Devastates Union Rights; The Supreme Court versus Civil Rights; "Separate but Equal": Created by the Court, Ended through Popular Struggle; The Road to Plessy; Charles Houston and the Long Slog to End Jim Crow; Brown: The Supreme Court Overrules Itself; How Roe Empowered the Right; The Supreme Court and the Environment; Local Zoning Law as Early Environmental Law
  • Protecting the Environment Goes FederalThe Planet's Future on Trial; In Nature's Trust; Our Children's Trust; A New Hurdle to Climate Justice; How Communities Fight Back; How Idealogues and Partisans Seized the Court: From Nixon to Trump; Reagan and the Court; George H.W. Bush Avoids Prosecution; George W. Bush and the Court; An Astroturf Resistance in Florida; Trump and the Court; If We'd Had Clean Elections; Part Three: To Save the Planet, Democratize, and Modernize the Supreme Court; Regulating the Number of Justices on the Court; Term Limits; Cameras in the Courtroom
  • The Constitutional Amendment Remedy for an Out-of-Control CourtThe Last Resort: Strip the Courts; The Roberts Plan to Strip the Courts; Court Stripping in the 20th Century; A Planetary Emergency; Taking Democracy Back from the Court; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author
Control code
1119608780
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781523085972
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f2cba8d0-24a7-4a01-80c6-e1beaecf1ac6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1119608780

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