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Supreme Inequality by Adam Cohen

Supreme Inequality

The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America

Adam Cohen

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Imprint: Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Press
Publication date: 25 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9780735221505
4 stars out of 5
14 Feb 2020

"Meticulously researched and engagingly written"

 Supreme Inequality is a howl of progressive rage against the past half-century of American jurisprudence. Cohen, a former New York Times and Time magazine writer, builds a comprehensive indictment of the court’s rulings in areas ranging from campaign finance and voting rights to poverty law and criminal justice. The author livens up the legal analysis with stories of ordinary people such as Lilly Ledbetter, a former manager at Goodyear Tire & Rubber. She discovered that she had been systematically paid less than her male peers for years, only to lose her discrimination claim when the court voted 5-4 that she had filed her suit too late. To win, she would have had to complain after her first smaller pay cheque, even though she did not know she was being underpaid at the time.

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