Men In Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America

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Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, Jan 6, 2005 - Political Science - 288 pages
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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 way to 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 may be 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. -

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Review: Men In Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America

User Review  - Carl Virgin - Goodreads

I was extremely worried when I started this book, yet by the 14th page I was hooked. I hope Mr. Levin knows its not at all self-serving to write a follow up to this book, in light of recent Court encroachment, just to say "I told you so!" Read full review

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

Very in-depth reasoning as to Mark Levin's opinion of the Supreme Court and the problems he sees. I enjoyed the historical context of the politics and background of the lesser-known yet very powerful branch of the Federal Government. Read full review

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Mark R. Levin is the author of the million-copy-selling #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto. "His"?"nationally syndicated talk-radio show has 8.5 million listeners and?is heard nationwide on hundreds of radio stations as well as on satellite radio and Armed Forces Radio.?His previous books, "Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America" and "Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish", were also "New York Times" and national bestsellers. Most recently he contributed a preface to a book by his father, Jack E. Levin: "Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Illustrated". He was a top adviser to several members of President Reagan's cabinet. He is president of Landmark Legal Foundation and?holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. Visit Mark Levin on the web at

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