Men in Black

Men in Black

How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America

Book - 2005
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Conservative talk radio host, lawyer, and frequent National Review contributor Mark R. Levin comes out firing against the United States Supreme Court in Men in Black, accusing the institution of corrupting the ideals of America's founding fathers. The court, in Levin's estimation, pursues an ideology-based activist agenda that oversteps its authority within the government. Levin examines several decisions in the court's history to illustrate his point, beginning with the landmark Marbury v.Madison case, wherein the court granted itself the power to declare acts of the other branches of government unconstitutional. He devotes later chapters to other key cases culminating in modern issues such as same-sex marriage and the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. Like effective attorneys do, Levin packs in copious research material and delivers his points with tremendous vigor, excoriating the justices for instances where he feels strict constit utional constructivism gave wayto biased interpretation. But Levin's definition of "activism" seems inconsistent. In the case of McCain-Feingold, the court declined to rule on a bill already passed by congress and signed by the president, but Levin, who thinks the bill violates the First Amendment, still accuses them of activism even when they were actually passive. To his talk-radio listeners, Levin's hard-charging style and dire warnings of the court's direction will strike a resonant tone of alarm, though the hyperbole maybe a bit off-putting to the uninitiated. As an attack on the vagaries of decisions rendered by the Supreme Court and on some current justices, Men in Black scores points and will likely lead sympathetic juries to conviction. -
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, c2005.
ISBN: 9780895260505
Characteristics: xii, 288 p. ;,24 cm.


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Nov 09, 2016

Ever notice how books affirming conservative principles, even well researched, well written books like this, often receive terrible ratings in the Seattle Library system?

Ever notice the people leaving these comments often haven't even read the book?

*sigh* I guess we shouldn't be surprised, living in a city full of liberal, die-hard kooks.

I urge you to read this book for yourself, as well as Mark Levin's other outstanding works.

Mr. Levin is one of the most intelligent, well-researched conservative scholars of our time. He's been doing this for a long time, and he knows the constitution inside and out.

His knowledge of our founding history is also matched with an articulation I greatly admire.

This book, like his others, is not an easy ready, but it's overflowing with truth.

Aug 14, 2015

Indeed, see
“Supreme Court’s War on Democracy”
and, a . . .
“Supreme Court Posts Archive” from Right Wing Watch” . . . . . .
and . . .
“Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)” explained, from . .
“Listen to Mark Levin Throw a Tantrum When Atheist Caller Corrects His Grammar” . . . from:
this by David Frum at The Daily Beast
“Mark Levin's Battle With Reality”
and . .
featuring the esteemed author, this from Huffington Post: . . .
“Gays Hate America And Other Right-Wing Talking Points On Indiana”
and . . .
Some choice Levinisms from Right Wing Watch
and . . . .
Earns #877 in the Encyclopedia of America Loons . . . . .
and . . . . .
“Antonin Scalia Posts Archive” . . .
from: . .
and . . .
“The 10 Most Wild Lines From Antonin Scalia’s Extreme Dissent Over Gay Marriage” . . .
from: . . . .
and . . .
“Who Said It: Justice Scalia or a right-wing extremist?” . . .
from: Alliance For Justice . . . . . .
and . . . .
Bush v. Gore: “activist judges”

Aug 13, 2015

This book could not be more true or relevant in today's current constitutional climate. Mark Levin is a very smart man and does meticulous research. Highly recommend.

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