The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom

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Cato Institute, 2010 - History - 302 pages
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The Founding Fathers wanted the judicial branch to serve as a check on the power of the legislative and executive, and gave the Supreme Court the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution in a way that would safeguard individual freedoms. Sadly, the Supreme Court has handed down many destructive decisions on cases you probably never learned about in school. In The Dirty Dozen, two distinguished legal scholars shed light on the twelve worst cases, which allowed government to interfere in your private contractual agreements; curtail your rights to criticize or support political candidates; arrest and imprison you indefinitely, without filing charges; seize your private property, without compensation, when someone uses the property for criminal activity--even if you don't know about it!

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The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom

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Levy (senior fellow, Cato Inst.) and Mellor (president & general counsel, Inst. for Justice), both affiliated with libertarian think tanks, have chosen 12 Supreme Court cases that, in their opinion ... Read full review

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The Dirty Dozen is a must read! Before reading the Dirty Dozen I never gave much thought on the power the 12 Justices have on our freedom. Their opinions are the final say on what should be and what ... Read full review

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