• Supreme Inequality

  • The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America
  • By: Adam Cohen
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (181 ratings)

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Supreme Inequality

By: Adam Cohen
Narrated by: Dan Woren
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Publisher's summary

“With Supreme Inequality, Adam Cohen has built, brick by brick, an airtight case against the Supreme Court of the last half-century...Cohen’s book is a closing statement in the case against an institution tasked with protecting the vulnerable, which has emboldened the rich and powerful instead.”—Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor, Slate

A revelatory examination of the conservative direction of the Supreme Court over the last fifty years.

In Supreme Inequality, bestselling author Adam Cohen surveys the most significant Supreme Court rulings since the Nixon era and exposes how, contrary to what Americans like to believe, the Supreme Court does little to protect the rights of the poor and disadvantaged; in fact, it has not been on their side for fifty years. Cohen proves beyond doubt that the modern Court has been one of the leading forces behind the nation’s soaring level of economic inequality, and that an institution revered as a source of fairness has been systematically making America less fair.

A triumph of American legal, political, and social history, Supreme Inequality holds to account the highest court in the land and shows how much damage it has done to America’s ideals of equality, democracy, and justice for all.

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Critic reviews

“Cohen’s sweeping review is impressive and necessary. . . . Supreme Inequality makes an important contribution to our understanding of both the Supreme Court and the law of poverty.”New York Times Book Review

“Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Supreme Inequality is a howl of progressive rage against the past half-century of American jurisprudence. Cohen . . . builds a comprehensive indictment of the court’s rulings in areas ranging from campaign finance and voting rights to poverty law and criminal justice.”—Financial Times

“Cohen’s ambitious, well-written book makes a convincing case that the court has contributed to growing inequality through its rulings on everything from election law and education to corporate law and crime.”Christian Science Monitor