What if the Supreme Court didn’t have the power to strike down laws? Thom Hartmann says that according to the Constitution, it doesn’t. From the founding of the republic until 1803, the Supreme Court was the final court of appeals, as it was always meant to be. So where did the concept of judicial review start? As so much of modern American history, it began with the battle between the Federalists and Anti-Federalistsand with Marbury v. Madison.
Hartmann lays out the history of the Supreme Court of the United States, since Alexander Hamilton’s defense to modern-day debates, with key examples of cases where the Supreme Court overstepped its constitutional powers. The ultimate remedy to the Supreme Court’s abuse of power is with the peoplethe ultimate arbiter of the lawusing the ballot box. America does not belong to the kings and queens of the Court; it belongs to the people.
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About the Author
THOM HARTMANN is a progressive national and internationally syndicated and award-winning talk show host. A four-time recipient of the Project Censored Award, Hartmann is also a New York Times bestselling author of thirty books, translated into multiple languages.
Sean Pratt is a professional narrator, actor, and voiceover artist who has over twenty-five years of experience. He has recorded over seven hundred audiobooks and has received numerous Earphones Awards and Audie Award nominations. For the last ten years, he has been helping actors, both students and professionals, to understand the complexities of the business as well as reinvigorate and refocus their careers.