Supreme Hubris: How Overconfidence Is Destroying the Court--And How We Can Fix It

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5.89 X 8.8 X 1.13 inches | 1.07 pounds

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About the Author
Aaron Tang is professor at the University of California, Davis, School of Law and a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Slate.
"Tang masterfully shows how overconfidence bias among U.S. Supreme Court justices has imperiled this once hallowed institution. A must read on where the Court went wrong, and how to fix it."--Franita Tolson, author of In Congress We Trust?: Enforcing Voting Rights from the Founding to the Jim Crow Era

"Tang's important book explains that the Supreme Court's errors often stem from its overconfidence. He offers an innovative solution: justices should pursue the outcome that is likely to cause the least harm."--Erwin Chemerinsky, author of Worse than Nothing: The Dangerous Fallacy of Originalism

"Aaron Tang has accomplished something extraordinary. He has written a smart and original book about how the Supreme Court should do its job. It is almost impossible to say something truly new about constitutional law that makes a contribution. Tang has done that with his least harm principle."--Eric Segall, author of Originalism as Faith