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Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America

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12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

When Laws Mean Nothing

Mark Levin may be a 'far right winger' but I want to tell you his analysis of the actions of the Supreme Court are totally objective. Negative reviews of this book almost invariably revert to name-calling and hysteria because the liberal mind-set has been blown to smith...
Mark Levin may be a 'far right winger' but I want to tell you his analysis of the actions of the Supreme Court are totally objective. Negative reviews of this book almost invariably revert to name-calling and hysteria because the liberal mind-set has been blown to smithereens between these covers. Quite simply, if the Constitution is a 'living document', or if the meaning our laws 'evolve', and their meaning is only what the judges say it is today, then we do not live under the rule of law but under the rule of judges. Could there be any clearer description of an invitation to tyranny? For we all accept the Supreme Court's decisions as if we ourselves had voted them into being. 'Conservative' and 'liberal' are inadequate to describe judges when assessing them for service on the nation's high courts. Rather, 'Originalist' and 'activist' make much more sense, as Levin notes. Levin's book, for conservatives, is an affirmation of the obvious. For liberals, it is a clarion call for the examination of their consciences, and soul-searching as to whether the advancement of their agenda is worth the breaking down of the greatest and freest country the world has ever known.

posted by Anonymous on August 27, 2005

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4 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Too bad I can't give it Zero stars

I read this and couldn't believe what I was reading. So, I came to the conclusion that I couldn't believe what I was reading. I find the tone of this book scary. I'd rather have a sometimes liberal supreme court than no court at all, which is exactly what this book conc...
I read this and couldn't believe what I was reading. So, I came to the conclusion that I couldn't believe what I was reading. I find the tone of this book scary. I'd rather have a sometimes liberal supreme court than no court at all, which is exactly what this book concludes. The Constitution is a living, breathing document and the court that interprets it must have the ability to interpret it--for good or bad. I'm a conservative libertarian and I think the conclusions of this book is what's tyrannical, not the court itself.

posted by Anonymous on March 4, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2005

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

    Well actually it's not, but if you read the whines of Republicans angry that their insane laws don't stay on the books for very long due to that pesky Constitution you'd think it was. This book is a muddled rant against the Supreme Court for daring to overturn anti-gay amendments and other 'crimes' against the radical rightwing.

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    Posted March 26, 2009

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