The Dirty Dozen are twelve of the worst Supreme Court decisions from the New Deal through the present. The book gives some background info leading up to the Court hearing the specific case, and then explains what's at stake and the consequences. It shows the justices reasoning through the majority and dissenting opinions, and where the court went wrong in their thought process.
Some of the cases will leave you shaking your head in disbelief. Others will leave you shaking your head in total disgust. These decisions go against any rational thinking. After reading the first case, I figured that was the worst decision I had ever read. Not so. Each one is an abomination in its own right.
The book really reveals a much greater problem than twelve bad decisions: the framers intended for elected reps not the Supreme Court to change the Constitution. Instead we have we have justices, political appointees for life with no accountability to the people, rewriting the Constitution. The Supreme Court has been moving further and further toward restricting individual freedoms, and there is nothing we can do about it.
This book has certainly changed my view of the Supreme Court justices. Excellent book. It is very easy to read and understand for a book examining legal proceedings.