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Justice on the Brink: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rise of Amy Coney Barrett, and Twelve Months That Transformed the Supreme Court | Linda Greenhouse
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This landmark new book gives us an invaluable perspective on the Supreme Court in democracys hour of maximum danger.Jon Meacham The gripping story of the year that transformed the Supreme Court into the court of Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett, from the Pulitzer Prizewinning law columnist for The New York Times At the end of the Supreme Courts 201920 term, the center was holding. The predictions that the court would move irrevocably to the far right hadnt come to pass, as the justices released surprisingly moderate opinions in cases involving abortion rights, LGBTQ rights, and how local governments could respond to the pandemic, all shepherded by Chief Justice John Roberts. By the end of the 202021 term, much about the nations highest court has changed. The right-wing supermajority had completed its first term on the bench, cementing Donald Trumps legacy on American jurisprudence. This is the story of that term. From the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the rise of Amy Coney Barrett, from the pandemic to the election, from the Trump campaigns legal challenges to the ongoing debate about the role of religion in American life, the Supreme Court has been at the center of many of the biggest events of the year. Throughout Justice on the Brink, legendary journalist Linda Greenhouse, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her Supreme Court coverage, gives us unique insight into a court under stress, providing the context and brilliant analysis readers of her work in The New York Times have come to expect. Ultimately, Greenhouse asks a fundamental question relevant to all Americans: Is this still John Robertss Supreme Court, or does it now belong to Donald Trump?
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The greatest con conservatives pulled was to convince Christians that being anti-abortion is the only requirement to have a “culture of life.” While they go on to support the death penalty, guns in every hand, a health care system that forces people to choose between food or medicine, and to reject safety measures that have left nearly a million dead during a pandemic. Don‘t believe me, read this book.