Courting Disaster: The Supreme Court and the Unmaking of America Law
(Times Books, New York, 2002; Times Books softcover, 2003).
“A vigorous book, full of passion.” – The Washington Post
“An ardent defender of our freedom, Martin Garbus reminds us that the supreme Court directly affects the lives of all Americans.” – Senator Edward M. Kennedy
“Courting Disaster is like a fireball in the night.” – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
“A wise and courageous lawyer, with long experience in our courts, turns his lucid mind and eloquent pen to our judicial system and comes up with a ‘J’accuse’ for our time.” – Alan Dershowitz
“In this important book, Martin Garbus tells the story of a torrent of right-wing judicial activism and what it means for the average American.” – Jack M. Balkin, Yale Law School
“Mr. Garbus’s brilliant book argues that the ideological lock put on our federal court system in the past thirty years by the Republican right ring constitutes a clear and present danger to the basic legal and moral assumptions of a modern democratic republic. He lays out the evidence, all the way up to the Supreme Court, and his case is sound. This work ought to be read by every voter in the country.” – E. L. Doctorow