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Injustices - The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted

Ian Millhiser

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Few American institutions have inflicted greater suffering on ordinary people than the Supreme Court of the United States. Since its inception, the justices of the Supreme Court have shaped a nation where children toiled in coal mines, where Americans could be forced into camps because of their race, and where a woman could be sterilized against her will by state law. In this powerful indictment of a venerated institution, Ian Millhiser tells the history of the Supreme Court through the eyes of the everyday people who have suffered the most from it. America ratified three constitutional amendments to provide equal rights to freed slaves, but the justices spent thirty years largely dismantling these amendments. Then they spent the next forty years rewriting them into a shield for the wealthy and the powerful. In Injustices, Millhiser argues that the Supreme Court has seized power for itself that rightfully belongs to the people's elected representatives, and has bent the arc of American history away from justice.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Barrett

Length:

10h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

13:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

55:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

41:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

55:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:52