The Bill of Rights and Civil War Amendments created a triangular power struggle among state, nation and individual. Using
chronological court cases, this book examines how the Supreme Court became arbiter among the three claimants to power, sometimes
backtracking and sometimes taking a bold leap forward. Focusing on Justice Rehnquist's lengthy term on the Supreme Court,
Steven T. Seitz examines the growth and emphasis of individual sovereignty throughout the twentieth century. Highlighting
some of the dispositional problems with Rehnquist decisions, the book uses the sustainable case law standard instead of applauding
either conservative or liberal point of view which provides new vantage points on topics like equal protection of women, due
process in several arenas, contracts, free speech, sex, and guns.