Is Judicial Restraint the Proper Response to Judicial Activism?

October 31, 2012
In his new book Cosmic Constitutional Theory: Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Right to Self-Governance, Judge Wilkinson strongly criticizes the liberal “living Constitution” movement, but also takes issue with many libertarians and other legal theorists who have successfully urged the Supreme Court to apply closer constitutional scrutiny to government action in areas such as eminent domain and gun control. Responding to Judge Wilkinson, and defending a tradition of vigorous judicial protection of constitutional liberty, will be Roger Pilon, founder and director of Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies.

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