"Law schools seeking a good overview could save themselves the trouble and just assign entering students [The Nonsense Factory].... A plain-English "wide-angle critique" of the legal system... Ambitious.... Non-lawyers and many attorneys, too, will certainly have a better sense of what ails our justice system after reading this book."—Washington Post
"The Nonsense Factory is a provocative polemic on the sorry state of American law. Whether you chiefly blame the Supreme Court or Congress or law professors or We The People ourselves--and whether or not you buy into every count of his indictment--Gibney's book raises serious questions about how we govern ourselves."—David A. Kaplan, author of The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution
"A diligent, carefully considered overview of the law and its many
facets.... Gibney is an insurrectionist with a heavy mind but a light
heart.... His overarching intellectual project is a deeply admirable, and
indeed, a patriotic one. He's willing to take a little heat to get some
new ideas out there, and he's willing to make a few enemies in the
process. By applying his deeply agile mind to the seemingly intractable
obstacles of our democracy, he implicitly and crucially demonstrates the
belief that real solutions exist."
—Lawyers, Guns, and Money
"A keen, lively deconstruction of the American legal system's seemingly countless flaws."
"Gibney is ... often funny, and his criticisms are serious, well-argued, and provocative."
"Gibney (A Generation of Sociopaths) boldly declares that these chaotic times have been long-developing in the legal realm.... A timely investigation of the 'Imperial Presidency' considers the history and dangers of executive power. Ultimately, Gibney calls for structural reform and corrective actions.... Civic-minded readers .... will enjoy this ambitious and wry polemic on America's legal system."—Library Journal
"Monumental and hugely entertaining...smart, funny, incisive...."
—Good Law Bad Law podcast with Aaron Freiwald
"[A] sweeping new study of America's legal system."
—Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe
"Really interesting book... stirring the pot."
—The Young Turks