Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America

Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America

by Mark R. Levin


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"A modern conservative classic." - Sean Hannity

"Men in Black couldn’t be more timely or important....a tremendously important and compelling book.” - Rush Limbaugh

“One of the finest books on the Constitution and the judiciary I’ve read in a long time....There is no better source for understanding and grasping the seriousness of this issue.” - Edwin Meese III

“The Supreme Court has broken through the firewalls constructed by the framers to limit judicial power.”

“America’s founding fathers had a clear and profound vision for what they wanted our federal government to be,” says constitutional scholar Mark R. Levin in his explosive book, Men in Black. “But today, our out-of-control Supreme Court imperiously strikes down laws and imposes new ones to suit its own liberal whims––robbing us of our basic freedoms and the values on which our country was founded.”

In Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, Levin exposes countless examples of outrageous Supreme Court abuses, from promoting racism in college admissions, expelling God and religion from the public square, forcing states to confer benefits on illegal aliens, and endorsing economic socialism to upholding partial-birth abortion, restraining political speech, and anointing terrorists with rights.

Levin writes: “Barely one hundred justices have served on the United States Supreme Court. They’re unelected, they’re virtually unaccountable, they’re largely unknown to most Americans, and they serve for many ways the justices are more powerful than members of Congress and the president.... As few as five justices can and do dictate economic, cultural, criminal, and security policy for the entire nation.”

In Men in Black, you will learn:

  • How the Supreme Court protects virtual child pornography and flag burning as forms of free speech but denies teenagers the right to hear an invocation mentioning God at a high school graduation ceremony because it might be “coercive.”
  • How a former Klansman and virulently anti-Catholic Supreme Court justice inserted the words “wall of separation” between church and state in a 1947 Supreme Court decision––a phrase repeated today by those who claim to stand for civil liberty.
  • How Justice Harry Blackmun, a one-time conservative appointee and the author of Roe v. Wade, was influenced by fan mail much like an entertainer or politician, which helped him to evolve into an ardent activist for gay rights and against the death penalty.
  • How the Supreme Court has dictated that illegal aliens have a constitutional right to attend public schools, and that other immigrants qualify for welfare benefits, tuition assistance, and even civil service jobs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596980099
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2006
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 52,069
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark R. Levin is one of America’s preeminent conservative commentators and constitutional lawyers. He is the president of Landmark Legal Foundation, host of a number-one rated talk radio program on WABC in New York City, and a contributing editor for National Review Online. Levin also served as a top adviser to several members of President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet, including chief of staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese. He is the host of syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show, as well as Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News.

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Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mark Levin in his insightful book has laid bare the gradual erosion of our society from one where rule of law prevails to one where the rule of lawyers and judges prevails. Excellent, mind provoking book. I only wish more would read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book provides a detailed look at the workings of the supreme court and how it effects our lives. If you care at all about our freedom, this book is a must read. Only those who care nothing for our Constitution could attempt to say this is a biased book. Being informed is the first step to stoping judicial activists from chiseling away our Constitutional freedoms one decision at a time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Those that lack the mental capacity to understand interpretations of the Constitution that differ from theirs will write drivel regarding the arguments laid forth in this book. No serious legal scholar would dismiss these arguments as if they make no sense. Levin's arguments are well made, some are spot on, some are stretches, but a good book for anyone wishing to at least consider interpretations that differ from theirs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Levin's book should be standard text for high school and college studies. If I may, I would suggest Dr. Robert L. LaFrankie's book One Nation Under God: A Blessing And A Curse (Bookman Publishing) for further evidence of the effects of U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Levin's "Men in Black" is an educational God send and a must read for High School students and above.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Levin is indeed a scholar of the constitution and in documented fashion shows how 'Judicial legislation' and foreign citation is becoming the rule of law in the United States as a result of a runaway and out of control judiciary. Citing case after case he shows how laws which could never be enacted by an elected legislature are placed on the books by judges with no concern for or working knowledge of the Constitution. This book will make you think and will definitely disturb you.
TBMO More than 1 year ago
Another great book by the great Mark Levin! His constitutional knowledge is formidable! It provides a great insight on how the U.S. Supreme Court often lets ideology get in the way of Constitutional authority. I found it to be very informative.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'men in black' is a really wonderful book that i just could not put down. mark r. levin seems to echo the concerns of the voter in this best selling book and his amazing research to back up his facts and what he has found will amaze you.perhaps its time that we the people change the way we elect these judges. perhaps we should elect them every 2 years and by party and maybe they would listen and do a better job. this book needs to be read by every person who is a registered voter and thean you need to buy a copy for a friend. this book could make a real differenceTHIS BOOK IS A REAL EYE OPENER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mark Levin once again shows he is one of the most strategic thinkers of our time. No holds barred in his critique on the obvious agenda of the Supreme Justices to make their relevance beyond anyone's doubt or question. One only needs to be a critical thinker, brave and courageous to open their minds to the facts presented, and daring enough to question the High Court's motives in their rulings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mark Levin has written a well-researched and thoroughly engaging book on the power-grab of the liberal justices of the Supreme Court. Virtually all real conservatives (as well as many others) will find Levin's presentation fair, balanced, and bold. The book, which is not for the faint-hearted or girlie-guys, is first-rate. Get it and see for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Mark's Radio show on WABC in NYC, and I found this book to be consistent with the show in many ways. I find the book one-sided, but that is to be expected... This is not a book about EVERYTHING the Supreme Court has done, it is about highlighting select cases that clearly demonstrate how one faulty judgement can cascade though decades of decisions. I agree with Mark (and Justice Scalia) that the Supreme Court is not to ESTABLISH law, it is to enforce laws (and the Constitution) as created by Legislative/Executive branches. Non-political judges should not set law, and Mark clearly shows numerous cases where the court imposed it's collective will on the country, without benefit of support in either existing law or the Constitution. I recently watched 'Judgement at Nuremburg', and I found it a timely examination of the role of the courts in relation to elected government. In the movie, Nazi judges are on trial for 'going along' with the Nazi government - ignoring all pretense of justice. Likewise, several of the Supreme Court Justices seem comfortable deciding cases on popular/personal opinion, absent support in our current laws/Constitution.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot. Levin is able to really sense the problem at hand and he offers realistic solutions to the problem. Liberals and idiots will hate the book, but it's a must-have for good conservatives!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Be prepared to get angry. Mark tells the truth about the Supreme Justice system and how they want to make the rules to fit their agenda. Its unfortuante that some fellow readers feel this is just a scare tactic. It is scary only because it is the truth. We all must stand up and take action before we loose all of our rights as American citizens.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a surprise to see a far-left nut comment on Mr. Levin's book as nutty. The pot trying to call the kettle black
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Tells it the way it is. If you're a liberal, you must read this book. This is your cause and it's destroying America. If you don't like what this book says, then don't blame the book! Blame the liberal courts that continually shove their agenda down our throats.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, someone has exposed the liberals for who they are. If you can't get your agenda voted in to law (as laws were meant to be enacted, Constitutionally), have a liberal judge just make a proclamation (that they mask as a 'ruling'). Talk about a dictatorship! Levin 'shines the light of truth' on these liberals and their methods - is it any wonder that the supposed 'conservatives' that have pontificated here hate this book? Never let a liberal fool you by saying 'I'm conservative, but...'; just read the 'but' part and they're instantly revealed as the liberals they actually are. Read this book (and Rush's forward) and be enlighted to this true danger to our Republic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mark Levin Has hit a home run out of the park. At last.... an unmasking of the 6 egomaniac socialist prima-donna's in black robes who lack the moral courage to abide by the constitution and the rule of law, but rather MAKE law according to their own socialistic agenda.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very valuable truthful information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No one else tell it like conservative Mark Levin!
jpsnow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book addresses a topic critical to America's future, and it could be understood by the average reader. Levin makes his conservative stance transparent (as does the introduction by Rush Limbaugh and afterword by Edwin Meese). While I'm not convinced he would relegate so much to the states if current law swayed more toward his own moral views, he distinguishes between criticism and opinion sufficiently for his book to remain instructive. His main point is that the history of the Supreme Court is a constant trend toward activism over originalism. This trend violates the intent of the Constitution. It has led to increasingly complex law, supplanting the role of the legislature with a web of implications set by the courts. Rather than define the law, activist rulings continually create a need to refine the law and open up whole new paths of precedent triggered by the introduction of new concepts. For example, the 14th ammendment can be violated by a "compelling interest." I found it interesting to learn how much of the Supreme Court's expanded role was spawned from cases involving the 14th ammendment. It was leveraged in key decisions related to abortion, affirmative action, immigration, and elections. (If Republicans regret the decisions resulting from the 14th ammendment, they should note their party is solely responsible for it's wording. Amend with care.) Levin's adherence to principle breaks down somewhat in his chapter about the Court's rulings about enemy combatants. "There has been no widespread detention of U.S. citizens - only two, to the best of my knowledge - and only after an extensive vetting process" (p.122). He also seems to justify the Bush administration's steps in this matter on the basis that they aren't as extreme as the wartime detentions ordered by Lincoln and Roosevelt. Despite these criticisms, I found Levin's arguments generally understandable, principled, and balanced. He himself criticizes the Bush administration for signing McCain-Feingold. His closing chapter explores potential solutions to activism, including impeachment, Congressional limits on judicial scope, and changes to confirmation processes and tenure.Those who support the activist rulings, do so only because they agree with the prevailing winds. When the direction shifts, they will, no doubt, decry expansive rulings as violating the appropriate role of the court. A judiciary fixed on original principles would preserve a proper balance of powers, while leaving specific laws to be written where laws should be written.
LauraBrackmann More than 1 year ago
This will make you angry!
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