Can you imagine telling many of the nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court that you were interviewing them for a book that was focused on their overreach on many issues that should be resolved by the people’s representatives and not these unelected, lifetime appointees? David Kaplan, author of ‘The Most Dangerous Branch’, did just that and sub-titled the book, ‘Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution’. That’s chutzpah! And yet, in private, some of his subjects agree. According to Kaplan, an enfeebled Congress has ceded authority to these judges to make many of the hard calls in our society. Wasn’t it meant to be this way? The answer is ‘no’ and he’ll explain. He will also describe how the Supreme Court selection process has begun to distort presidential campaigns and which recent Court decision the body is still having a hard time recovering from. There’s some dishing in his book and on this podcast, as well. Find out who he believes is the smartest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. His presentation is lively, engaging and insightful. Have fun with it.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download