Supreme Injustice; How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000
Dershowitz, Alan M.
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Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2001. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. xii, 275,  pages. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. From Wikipedia: "Alan Morton Dershowitz (born September 1, 1938) is an American lawyer, jurist, author, and political commentator. He is a prominent scholar on United States constitutional law and criminal law, and a leading defender of civil liberties. He spent most of his career at Harvard Law School. He held the Felix Frankfurter professorship there from 1993 until his retirement in December 2013. Dershowitz has been involved in several legal cases and is a commentator on the Arab Israeli conflict. As a criminal appellate lawyer, he has won 13 of the 15 murder and attempted murder cases he has handled, and has represented a series of celebrity clients. His most notable cases include his role in 1984 in overturning the conviction of Claus von Bulow for the attempted murder of his wife, Sunny, and as the appellate adviser for the defense in the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1995. He is the author of a number of books about politics and law." Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000 is a book by Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz criticized as partisan the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 majority decision in Bush v. Gore, which ended the Florida election recount. Dershowitz also said that the majority justices "shamed themselves and the Court on which they serve, and...defiled their places in history" and called the decision "the most perverse misuse of the Equal Protection Clause I've seen in my 40 years of law." Millions of Americans were baffled and outraged by the U.S. Supreme Court's role in deciding the presidential election of 2000 with its controversial ruling in Bush v. Gore. The Court had held a unique place in our system of checks and balances, seen as the embodiment of fairness and principle precisely because it was perceived to be above the political fray. In Supreme Injustice, best-selling author and legal expert Alan M. Dershowitz addresses questions head-on, discussing Bush v. Gore for those who are still angered by the court's decision but unclear about its meaning. As in his other bestselling books, Dershowitz clarifies complex legal issues, explaining concepts such as "equal protection" and "irreparable harm." Dershowitz sees some benefit emerging from this constitutional crisis--if we understand its lessons. First edition. First printing [stated]. Very good.