In 2005, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce lawyer who had helped George W. Bush steal an election was nominated to be chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. An archconservative lauded as “the go-to lawyer for the business community,” John Roberts was confirmed by a huge bipartisan Senate vote.
Since then, Roberts has been widely billed by corporate media as a thoughtful and pragmatic “moderate” earnestly fighting against other conservative justices to preserve the court’s legitimacy. But this tale is a ruse.
Roberts is no victim — behind his soft-spoken persona and his sunny smile is the perpetrator of a judicial coup that has commandeered the government.
As this court quite literally repeals the legal advances of the 20th century, it is critically important that we all develop a clear understanding of how this happened. It’s why in the wake of the devastating recent Supreme Court decisions, we sprang into action to tell the tale of how this moment came to be.
The result is our brand-new 135-page e-book, John Roberts’ Revolution. Our new reader reveals point by point how a court led by a celebrated “moderate” like John Roberts has become the most extreme in a century — and explores what the effects of these rulings are likely to have nationwide.
In the first of our new Lever Reader e-book series, we weave together years of original reporting and new expert Q&As to explore all aspects of the Roberts Revolution:
- How the Roberts Court has turned the judicial branch into a corporate weapon crushing workers, consumers, retirees, and the environment.
- How John Roberts legalized rampant corruption, in the process building a political system that routinely delivers the extremist laws and rulings that culminated in the judicial coup.
- How the Roberts Revolution fulfilled the American right’s 50-year crusade to repeal federal protections for reproductive rights — and how Democrats have refused to use their power to counter this revolution.
- How Democrats could counter the Roberts Revolution — if they decided to use their power.
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