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The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America by Jeffrey Rosen

When I was given a copy of Jeffrey Rosen’s book, The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America, I figured I was in for a hit piece on either the right or the left for damage done to our country through manipulation of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Instead, Rosen draws on a number of landmark cases and political history to impugn the act of judicial unilateralism. He uses the Dred Scott decision of 1856 and the Civil Rights Cases of 1883 as “cautionary tales” against judicial unilateralism, and employs many other cases to illustrate its inherent dangers.

Read the entire review here.

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