• Presents a novel perspective on the way the Supreme Court decides constitutional cases
• Addresses complicated constitutional law issues such as abortion and affirmative action and demystifies for the lay reader how the Court has handled these and other controversial issues
• Explains why the U.S. Supreme Court acts much more like an ultimate veto council rather than a true court
• Persuasively argues that life tenure for Supreme Court Justices is a terrible mistake
"This book is well-written, and tells background stories about several cases that may be of interest to students and some professors. . . . Supreme Myths may be a good book for undergraduates studying American government, judicial process, or constitutional law. Summing Up: Recommended."
is a tough-minded examination of the Supreme Court's record in deciding constitutional cases. Segall argues that the Court falsely claims to be relying on traditional legal authority like text and precedent. Clearly written and uncompromising." (Robert F. Nagel, Rothgerber Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Colorado Law School. Author of Unrestrained: Judicial Excess and the Mind of the American Lawyer