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The Tyranny of Tolerance: A Sitting Judge Breaks the Code of Silence to Expose the Liberal Judicial Assault by [Dierker Jr, Robert H.]
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After an unpleasant experience when "femifascists" reacted to Dierker's unfavorable ruling on a sexual harassment case and targeted him for complaint to a judicial board, the Missouri circuit judge decided it was time to expose what he sees as abuses by radical liberals of the judicial system. He cites several instances, from legal cases and from his own time on the bench, of liberals exerting influence on the courts and, thereby, circumventing the intentions of the U.S. Constitution. He specifically focuses on their efforts to incorporate provisions of the Bill of Rights into the Fourteenth Amendment, which was originally aimed at ensuring equality to freed slaves, to make legal decisions regarding sex discrimination binding across all states. Dierker is concerned with the liberal focus on sexual issues, including equal rights for women and homosexuals. Noting the use of due process by liberals to "reform" American culture, Dierker cites recent cases involving the right to assisted suicide and gay marriage. From a decidedly conservative perspective and 20 years on the bench, Dierker cautions against liberal totalitarianism. Vanessa Bush
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About the Author

Robert H. Dierker Jr. is a circuit judge of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit of Missouri. Before becoming a judge in 1986, he clerked for the Missouri Court of Appeals, worked in private practice, and served as assistant and associate counselor for the City of St. Louis. Judge Dierker holds his A.B. degree from St. Louis University, his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and his LL.M. degree from Harvard University.


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  • File Size: 1313 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Forum (December 26, 2006)
  • Publication Date: December 26, 2006
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000MAHBUK
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Before the idiocy begins over whether or not the author should lose his job, perhaps a discussion about the book?

While I am a "liberal" in the conventional (and hopelessly ambiguous popular sense), TToT makes some valid points that need to be addressed by the public and the legal community. What is unfortunate, however, is the vitriolic and condescending nature of his rhetoric. (In fact, had I not already known the author to be an excellent judge, I would have dismissed the book outright as another rant from the very idiot-fringe that the author so despises)

There is a serious (although I would not necessarily say pervasive) problem in our legal culture in that law is manipulated as a means to personalized ends with little regard for internal consistency or philosophical principals. Beliefs are customized to fit personal goals rather than the other way around. While this is a fundamental hypocrisy for all of us as individuals (for some more than others), judges and lawyers are supposed to do better than this when working in the law.

TToT begins with a scathing attack on radical feminism and its effect (from the author's view) on the law. While I'm sure that most everyone will agree that the examples cited by Dierker are egregious, it also highlights the shortcoming of his argument: he picks the worst examples from the idiot-fringe of the ideological Left and implies that these views are controlling modern jurisprudence. This is a consistent theme to his approach. A bit of a straw-man, in my opinion.

Affirmative action is another big topic. It's really impossible to deny that affirmative action is reverse discrimination. Even its defenders (including the U.S.
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Mr. O'Connor tosses out an open-ended and unsupported question about Judge Dierker's judicial ethics for having... written a book based on his judicial experience, legal philosophy and social views.(!?!)

If that activity consititutes a breach of some unidentified judicial ethical standard, it would have been a great shock to the late Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, William Rhenquist, who wrote a handful of books as a sitting justice of that court. It will also be a shock to the Judge who is arguably America's leading scholar-judge, the Hon. Richard Posner of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (and the University of Chicago Law School), who has written more than two-dozen books on a vast array of topics, and who maintains an active weblog on which he and a fellow member of the U of C faculty share their views. And, a review of Amazon.com will turn up about ten titles written by current Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. The late Justices William O. Douglas and Thurgood Marshall wrote books, articles and reminiscences of all kinds. I could go on and on and on with examples. The list of books written by sitting judges, in their own names, as judges, would fill an entire library of moderate size.

As an attorney in the State of Michigan, familiar with the life and writings of Justice John Voelker a/k/a Robert Traver, I am aware of no ethical rule that required him to publish under a pseudonym, and I know of nothing in our state's history of ethical decisions that would demand that commercial publication was somehow acceptable under a pseudonym, but not in a judge's real name. I do not impugn the memory of Justice Voelker, of course. I just don't understand how his example proves anything that Mr. O'Connor posits to the users of Amazon.com with regard to "The Tyranny of Tolerance."

I think Mr. O'Connor owes Judge Dierker an apology and the rest of us an explanation.
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I was enriched by this examination of the subtle and scary alteration of our constitution's intended separation of powers by the activist liberal judiciary of the past 50 years. A well written book from the constitutional strict-constructionist viewpoint. Dierker's educated and experienced insights are chilling and all too familiar. This book could be considered the non-fiction version of 1984!
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Anyone who wants to know why courts ignore the Constitution and do as they please need to read this book. As in other areas of public life, progressives moved in on the legal profession and have put themselves on benches in high places. Progressives view the Constitution to be an outdated nuisance. They dance around the Constitution in ethereal discussions reminiscent of all-night college philosophical dormitory conversations to achieve the decision they want. The Constitution is not tyrannical nor does it force any particular agenda on anybody. It is designed to keep that from happening. Progressives have replaced much of the Constitution with Tyrannical agenda forcing everyone to do what Progressives want under threat of attack by lawsuits and government punishment. This book is the best insight ever written into what goes on behind the bench ever published.
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If more good folks who love our constitution would stand up and not be scared of liberals who defile it, this truely honorable judge would not have to put his job on the line.

Evil prevails when the good do nothing.

Anybody who states that this book was wrote strictly for profit, I believe is a fool / illiberal liberal.

My hat comes off for honorable judge Robert H. Dierker jr.

Brian
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