Men in black : how the Supreme Court is destroying America

by Levin, Mark R. 1957-

Format: Print Book 2005
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"A modern conservative classic." - Sean Hannity

"Men in Black couldn't be more timely or important....a tremendously important and compelling book." - Rush Limbaugh

"One of the finest books on the Constitution and the judiciary I've read in a long time....There is no better source for understanding and grasping the seriousness of this issue." - Edwin Meese III

"The Supreme Court has broken through the firewalls constructed by the framers to limit judicial power."

"America's founding fathers had a clear and profound vision for what they wanted our federal government to be," says constitutional scholar Mark R. Levin in his explosive book, Men in Black . " But today, our out-of-control Supreme Court imperiously strikes down laws and imposes new ones to suit its own liberal whims--robbing us of our basic freedoms and the values on which our country was founded."

In Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America , Levin exposes countless examples of outrageous Supreme Court abuses, from promoting racism in college admissions, expelling God and religion from the public square, forcing states to confer benefits on illegal aliens, and endorsing economic socialism to upholding partial-birth abortion, restraining political speech, and anointing terrorists with rights.

Levin writes: "Barely one hundred justices have served on the United States Supreme Court. They're unelected, they're virtually unaccountable, they're largely unknown to most Americans, and they serve for many ways the justices are more powerful than members of Congress and the president.... As few as five justices can and do dictate economic, cultural, criminal, and security policy for the entire nation."

In Men in Black, you will learn:
How the Supreme Court protects virtual child pornography and flag burning as forms of free speech but denies teenagers the right to hear an invocation mentioning God at a high school graduation ceremony because it might be "coercive." How a former Klansman and virulently anti-Catholic Supreme Court justice inserted the words "wall of separation" between church and state in a 1947 Supreme Court decision--a phrase repeated today by those who claim to stand for civil liberty. How Justice Harry Blackmun, a one-time conservative appointee and the author of Roe v. Wade , was influenced by fan mail much like an entertainer or politician, which helped him to evolve into an ardent activist for gay rights and against the death penalty. How the Supreme Court has dictated that illegal aliens have a constitutional right to attend public schools, and that other immigrants qualify for welfare benefits, tuition assistance, and even civil service jobs.

Radicals in robes
Judicial review : the counter-revolution of 1803
In the court we trust?
Death by privacy
Justices in the bedroom
Endorsing racism
Citizenship up for grabs
Al Qaeda gets a lawyer
Socialism from the bench
Silencing political debate
The court counts the ballots
Liberals stack the bench
Restoring the Constitution
Opposing tyranny.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Supreme Court is speeding the country on the road to tyranny, according to this jeremiad from Levin, a conservative constitutional lawyer and radio talk show host. Levin argues that the Constitution is under siege by ?judicial activists? obsessed with remaking America to reflect their personal political and moral philosophies. Liberal judges who view the Constitution as a document whose meaning evolves over time are at odds with the founding fathers? ?clear and profound vision for what they wanted our federal government to be.? ?Activist judges,? he says, ?make, rather than interpret, the law.? The author champions originalism, the conservative legal philosophy hinging on a narrow interpretation of the Constitution?s text, and he contends that moving the judiciary back into the originalist fold could thwart the power grab by ?radicals in robes.? Levin traces trends in judicial activism through some of the Supreme Court?s most famous cases, from Marbury v. Madison (1803), which enshrined the high court?s power to weigh the constitutionality of presidential and congressional acts, to Roe v. Wade (1973). He also blasts affirmative action decisions, contending that the 14th Amendment?s equal protection clause should be sufficient to combat racial discrimination. Levin is an ardent advocate, but at times his strident tone gets in the way of objective analyses of the system?s flaws. Would the founders be as ?appalled? by the present-day Supreme Court as Levin is? That?s impossible to say, but many likeminded critics are certain to be galvanized by this spirited ?clarion call,? which is bookended by raves from conservative radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh and former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III. (Mar.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Judges -- United States -- Popular works.
Judge-made law -- United States -- Popular works.
Justice, Administration of -- United States -- Popular works.
Publisher Washington, DC : Lanham, MD :Regnery Pub. ;2005
Distributed to the trade by National Book Network,
Language English
Description xii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-276) and index.
ISBN 0895260506
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