Herman Schwartz, a professor of law at the American University, is the author of Right Wing Justice: The Conservative Campaign to Take Over the Courts (2004) and editor of The Rehnquist Court (2002), based on an October 9, 2000, special issue of The Nation.
The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.
Republicans have been blocking Obama's nominations—but the president’s refusal to fight back is part of the problem.
Bork was denied a seat on the Supreme Court because he was a right-wing zealot, not because of campaign of liberal lies.
The Fourth Amendment was designed to guard against arbitrary governmental authority. That shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of jail officials and cops on the beat.