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Men in black [how the Supreme Court is destroying America]

by Levin, Mark R. 1957-

Format: Book on CD 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Western Allegheny Community Library Audiovisual CDBOOK 347.73 LEV
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CDBOOK 347.73 LEV
 
 
Summary

The Supreme Court endorses terrorists' rights, flag burning, and importing foreign law. Is that in the Constitution? You're right: it's not. But these days the Constitution is no restraint on our out-of-control Supreme Court. The Court imperiously strikes down laws and imposes new ones purely on its own arbitrary whims. Even though liberals like John Kerry are repeatedly defeated at the polls, the majority on the allegedly "conservative" Supreme Court reflects their views and wields absolute power. There's a word for this: tyranny.

In Men in Black, radio talk-show host and legal scholar Mark R. Levin dissects the judicial tyranny that is robbing us of our freedoms and stuffing the ballot box in favor of liberal policies. As Rush Limbaugh writes in his introduction, "Men in Black is a tremendously important and compelling book."

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.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Ashland, OR :Blackstone Audiobooks,2005
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Riggenbach, Jeff.
Limbaugh, Rush H.
Participants/Performers Read by Jeff Riggenbach ; introduction by Rush Limbaugh.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Subtitle from container.
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0786179252 :
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