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Show More. Table of Contents Introduction: the politics of original intention; 1. Average Review. Write a Review. Anonymous More than 1 year ago. Can a State be of ideological boundaries, crafted by a coalition of sovereign and like-minded individuals - able to challenge and take its rightful place as the 51st United State? Having read most of Robert Bork's work since the late 80s, I recognized years ago that judicial activism posed a graver threat to the security of this nation than any other form of "jihad.
He points out that the "intellectual roots" of judicial activism are traced to three innovations: One, the "case method of instruction" which replaced "antecedent principles;" Two, the hiring of legal Darwiniac heretics like Woodrow Wilson, Louis Brandeis and Elena Kagan to teach law, as opposed to genuine practitioners steeped in original intent, e. Rutherford, Blackstone, Marshall, Story et al. And three, the rise of "law reviews" e.
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From Hobbes, through Locke, to Blackstone and beyond, McDowell analyzes the ramshackle and cantilevered barnacles of wayward precedence, isolating their fasteners for extraction and demolition. What people in their senses would make judges depositaries of the law? The notion that liberal executives should be allowed to adulterate our courts with activist judges and their latex penumbras, as the apostate, Goober Grahamnesty has said, is nothing less than Constitutional heresy. Roe v Wade had metastasized from a desire to curb yellow journalism and the paparazzi.
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