The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom
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October 9, 2009
Author Bob Levy makes the case that the judiciary has actually represented one of the greatest threats to American liberty as he discusses his new book The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom on Tuesday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Alexander Hamilton wrote that "the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution."
In The Dirty Dozen, Levy focuses on 12 cases that allowed state and federal government to interfere with private contractual agreements, curtail rights to criticize or support political candidates, arrest and imprison people indefinitely without filing charges, and seize private property in order to transfer it to another private owner.
Levy is chairman of the Cato Institute's board of directors. He has written numerous articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other publications. He has appeared on ABC's "Nightline," CNN's "Crossfire," Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor," and MSNBC's "Hardball."
Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage located at 10th and Baltimore.