Review: PopMatters - September 1, 2008
"Credit freelance journalist Lane for an exceptional insightful work illuminating both the history of America's civil courts, and for showing how their evolution has brought us to where we are today."
Review: Voice of Reason - June 1, 2008
"Lane, a legal journalist, . . . examine[s] in depth the current theocon threats to religious liberty and church-state separation. He shows how the Religious Right, frustrated by their failure to achieve all of their goals through the legislative and executive routes, have concentrated their efforts over the last 30 years on electing presidents who will appoint federal judges and Supreme Court justices who will dismantle the already eroded wall of separation between church and state. The US Supreme Court is the great prize, the theocons' Holy Grail, and it appears to be near their grasp . . . Lane's thorough knowledge of the law and the Supreme Court rulings of the last century allow him to deal thoroughly and authoritatively with the long running controversies over school vouchers, public school prayer, religion in the workplace, charitable choice, reproductive rights, and other issues. Lane paints a clear, detailed picture of how the Religious Right developed, how it operates, and what will befall our country if they are not stopped . . . Given the supreme importance of this year's presidential and congressional elections, Lane's book is clearly indispensable."