• The Supremes' Greatest Hits, 2nd Revised & Updated Edition

  • The 44 Supreme Court Cases That Most Directly Affect Your Life
  • By: Michael G. Trachtman
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)
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Can the government seize your house to build a shopping mall? Can it determine what control you have over your own body? Can police search your cellphone? 

The answers to those questions come from the Supreme Court, whose rulings have shaped American life and justice and allowed Americans to retain basic freedoms such as privacy, free speech, and the right to a fair trial. Especially relevant in light of Justice Antonin Scalia's passing, as President Obama gears for a fight over nominating his successor, and as we prepare to elect a new president who may get to appoint other justices, the revised and updated edition of Michael G. Trachtman's riveting work includes 10 important cases from 2010 to 2015.   

These cases include: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010), which restricts the right of governments to limit campaign contributions by corporations and unions; Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014), which allows a religious exemption from the Affordable Care Act requirement that corporations pay for contraceptive coverage for their employees; Riley v. California (2014), which ruled that police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest; and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), which ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

©2016 Michael G. Trachtman (P)2018 Tantor

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Nice review overall.

I really enjoyed the review of the early years of Supreme Court decisions. However, you can pick up the political bias in both the tone of the narrator and words of this book with regard to present controversial decisions. I was looking for an objective narration of these decisions. Overall it was a nice review of great Supreme Court decisions.

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I was hoping for reasonably objective summaries of 44 Supreme Court decisions. Not really what this book offers.

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First book I stopped midway through

Not worth the time. Simply an attack on conservative justices. Criticism is one-sided. Obviously you expect critiques of important decisions, but when it is blatantly one-sided it loses all credibility.

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Import

Decision & Listeners do use & enforce. True check & balance.. Lawyers needing interpreting statutes on Amercan🇺🇸Supreme Justice, try it