"An incisive consideration of the Supremes, offering erudite yet accessible clues to legal thinking on the most important level."Kirkus Reviews
Whether, as Tushnet contends, the court is divided into old and new Republicans, into conservatives, liberals and swingers, into pragmatists and idealists, or into lovers of firm rules or squishy standards, the fact is that the Supreme Court is human, not divine. It need not be feared, bound or gagged in order to play out its constitutional role. A Court Divided goes a long way toward illuminating that truth.