Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America
Of particular historical interest was the efforts of the Supreme Court to uphold slavery in disregard of the 10th amendment and "seperate-but-equal" segregation. Of current interest is the the modern efforts of liberals to use the court as a vehicle to advance goals they are unable t ...more
Mark Levin frames and spurs the discussion of the role of the judiciary -- especially the Supreme Court -- in our society as a Constitutional republic.
He argues the Court has systematically abused its role as one of the three listed branches of government. He presents the inherent struggles between the branches to guard against an overreaching legislature, a monarchical executive, and an unrestrained court. He contends that the Supreme Court (and subsequently lower courts) has overs ...more
approx. 8 hours
read by Jeff Riggenbach
Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America is written by Mark Levin, talk show host, author, former member of the Reagan Administration, part of the Landmark Legal Foundation, National Review Online and numerous other endeavors. Levin offers a compelling argument that shows that the Supreme Court has overstepped its authority from its beginnings.
Levin's arguments are presented in classic Levin style - direc ...more
This was a very interesting book and one that I admit I might not have otherwise read sporting as it does an introduction by Rush Limbaugh (making it immediately suspect) but since it was a freebee on a library give away shelf I figured it was worth a look. Levin is an experienced lawyer, writer and, although more conservative than my normal taste, a well-regarded Court watcher. It would be easy to quibble with s...more
Levin uses his ex ...more
I thought this would be a book that would come from the other side of the tracks (the Red side), but I didn’t know how much so until I read the prologue by none other than Rush Limbaugh. That's good. I'm always in favor of reading books from all points of view.
There's no question that the Supreme Court has made some monumentally bad decisions. Nobody should argue that. What's important to discuss regarding the Supreme Court is its role in government, and what methods should be ac ...more
Excellent and scary reading. For those who have not considered how much influence the third branch of government has on our lifes, this will be an eye opener. I think the Supreme court impacts our day to day lives more that congress and the Predsident together, you just dont hear it from the Court but you end up living it. Its a shame in a way. This branch was suppo ...more
I had to quit after chapter 3, which is disappointing because I read and somewhat respected Levin's first book.
Poorly written, horribly tedious, and biased to the point that credibility is lost, are some of the more positive things I can say about this monument to extremist politics.
His biggest strength as a writer is that he breaks down the issues to its b ...more