"Levy and Mellor, in this excellent examination of twelve far-reaching Supreme Court cases, force readers to question the direction in which the judiciary has led our country over the past century."
“Levy and Mellor offer fascinating insights on twelve of the most important and controversial cases of our time. Readers will gain new appreciation for the Supreme Court's role in affecting their lives and liberties.”
—Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union
“A passionate, thoughtful, provocative, and eminently readable book by two of America's most influential libertarian lawyers and legal thinkers.”
—Eugene Volokh, Professor of Law, UCLA; founder of The Volokh Conspiracy blog
"An easy read, and a very informative primer on some long-neglected cases."
—Lyle Dennison, SCOTUS blog
“With wisdom and lucid prose, Levy and Mellor go straight to the sad, central truth of the American judiciary. We have created a system in which nine people are presumed to be smarter than 300 million. The Dirty Dozen
shows us the results of this foolish assumption—the twelve worst Supreme Court rulings. Or, that is to say, the twelve worst Supreme Court rulings so far.”
—P.J. O’Rourke, author of On The Wealth of Nations
“If you're like most people, you probably have only a dim sense of how many of your constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms the Supreme Court has taken away. The Dirty Dozen
is the book for you. Bob Levy and Chip Mellor spell it out clearly and powerfully.”
"Levy and Mellor have chosen 12 Supreme Court cases that, in their opinion, severely limited individual rights through the expansion of government. As their introduction makes clear, they are conservatives who favor limited government intervention, and the cases they have chosen reflect their position. The chapters are organized by the constitutional issues raised by each case, such as promoting the general welfare, regulating interstate commerce, and property rights. The authors' critiques of these issues are sure to provoke debate. However, they do examine each case on the basis of legal reasoning and in each chapter lay out the flaws in the Court's thinking that make each decision in their view a "bad" one. These explanations are the strong points of the book. Although some readers will disagree with their viewpoint, Levy and Mellor have done a good job of explaining their thinking."
—Becky Kennedy, Library Journal
“I’ve been looking for one place to examine all the structural damage done over the years by the Supreme Court. Here it is.”
—Hon. Andrew P. Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel
“Levy & Mellor are the Hamilton & Madison of our age. This book has timeless value; in an election year, it is indispensable.”
—Douglas W. Kmiec, Professor of Constitutional Law, Pepperdine University; Constitutional Legal Counsel to President Ronald Reagan
"[The authors] have brought to the general public a challenging indictment of the Supreme Court that is at once accessible and provocative."
—Henry Mark Holzer, HumanEvents.com
“Straightforward and clear. Brilliantly reasoned and meticulously researched. The Dirty Dozen
tells the story of how the Supreme Court has undermined our liberty.”
—Pat Toomey, Club for Growth
“One of the President’s greatest powers is the nomination of Supreme Court justices. The next time someone says elections don’t matter, tell them to read The Dirty Dozen
—Larry Elder, Host, The Larry Elder Show