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Life sentences for shoplifting? The rejection of a convicted person’s “actual innocence” as a reason to call off their execution? Increasingly separate and unequal public schools? According to constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, these are the result of conservative political pressure and a series of Supreme Court decisions that have shifted the courts dramatically to the right. In this engrossing and disturbing book, Chermerinsky examines the conservative movement that began with resistance to the Civil Rights reforms of the 1960s and has resulted in an eroding of the constitution and a radical redefinition of the role of the President.