Supreme Blunders: Thirteen of the High Courts Low Points on Civil Rights Sandy Davidson

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Supreme Blunders: Thirteen of the High Courts Low Points on Civil Rights  by  Sandy Davidson

Supreme Blunders: Thirteen of the High Courts Low Points on Civil Rights by Sandy Davidson
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Over the years, the U.S. Supreme Court has made MAJOR civil rights blunders. This book includes the authors commentary and the Court’s own words as the majority UPHOLDS slavery and racially segregated railway cars, Japanese interment during WorldMoreOver the years, the U.S. Supreme Court has made MAJOR civil rights blunders. This book includes the authors commentary and the Court’s own words as the majority UPHOLDS slavery and racially segregated railway cars, Japanese interment during World War II, involuntary sterilization, and sodomy laws- DENIES that American Indians ever owned their land- and SAYS NO to the rights of women to practice law or vote, SAYS NO to citizenship for Asian immigrants, and SAYS NO to minimum wages and limiting the length of the work week.

For anyone who wonders if this country is making progress, this book should provide some comfort: Yes, the country is progressing–but maybe not fast enough.For anyone who thinks that constitutional guarantees of rights are really guarantees, this book should be a reality check. Our freedoms are what the Supreme Court says we have, not what the U.S. Constitution promises us. The Court has sometimes trampled on rights and on human dignity, as the cases in this book will demonstrate.

But the Court has also sometimes later seen the light. Sometimes Congress steps in and, in effect, overrules the Court. Sometimes brave people sue and give the Court the opportunity to correct past blunders. Sometimes, it is time itself that heals old wounds.Perhaps recognizing past blunders can help the healing process, or at least prevent a repeat of past mistakes, or maybe even inspire people to work toward and DEMAND change....



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