The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution
The Most Dangerous Branch is a book that every American needs to read. Those without a law degree need not shy away; David A. Kaplan manages to translate legalize into layman’s terms flawlessly. And what those layman terms reveal is vital to our nation’s democracy. Kaplan does not exaggerate that the Supreme Court is our nation’s “Most Dangerous Branch.” And we the people must wise up to that fact.
Significantly, Kaplan does not speak to either Republicans or Democrats, but rather his message throws criticism on all parties – here, we are all at fault for allowing one branch to outreach the others and allowing the Court to become one more political pawn in Washington’s tug of war.
The Most Dangerous Branch is a powerful message that readers should take to heart. Not only that, it is a fascinating inside look into the inner workings of the Court. Kaplan is both a lawyer and a journalist, and his writing style reflects this training. Through multiple interviews with Court insiders and clerks, Kaplan tells the story of each Justice with unforgiving detail, making the book both powerful as well as an interesting read.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||David A. Kaplan|
|Page Count||464 pages|
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|Category||Current Events & Politics|