Supremely Partisan: How Raw Politics Tips the Scales in the U.S. Supreme Court

By James D. Zirin. Rowman & Littlefield, Latham, MD. 312 Pages, $28

, New York Law Journal

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In his new book on the U.S. Supreme Court, James Zirin argues that it has become a "political court" because the modern justices' personal factors, such as their background, race, and sex, influence their judgments. He contends that these influences are illegitimate, producing policy choices on ideological grounds that have nothing to do with the Constitution.

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