Cato Supreme Court Review: 2002–2003

About the Book

The Cato Supreme Court Review is an annual critique of the Court’s most important decisions from the term just ended, plus an incisive look at the cases ahead.

The Cato Supreme Court Review is unlike any other publication that follows the Court. First, it is timely. It is the first scholarly review of the Court’s most recent term. Second, it is written not just for legal experts but also for the educated public. Finally, its perspective is unique. In a collection of essays by scholars, lawyers, and Supreme Court litigators, it examines the Court’s decisions and its upcoming cases in light of the nation’s first principles — liberty and limited government — as articulated in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the Constitution.

The 2002–2003 edition of the Review includes the first annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture, “On Constitutionalism,” by Douglas H. Ginsburg, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Also featured are articles on affirmative action, sexual freedom, the First Amendment, punitive damages, campaign finance, property rights, federalism and intellectual property. Contributors include Randy E. Barnett, Roger Pilon, Thomas C. Goldstein, James L. Swanson, Robert Corn‐​Revere, Eric S. Jaffe, Robert A. Levy, Bradley A. Smith, James E. Bond, Ronald D. Rotunda, and Michael A. Carvin.

About the Editor

James L. Swanson is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute.

What Others Have Said

“In view of so many Americans’ alarming lack of knowledge of why we are Americans, the Cato Supreme Court Review is essential reading.”
-Nat Hentoff, syndicated columnistt, Village Voice

“Friends of freedom were heartened when they heard last year that the Cato Institute would be publishing the Cato Supreme Court Review. Now that it is a reality, and we have seen the inaugural volume, we are even more pleased. It is a welcome voice in the struggle to keep government to its constitutional principles.”
-Laura W. Murphy, Director, ACLU Washington National Office

“Cato, with its emphasis on limited government and individual rights, has weighed in with a book of essays by academics and practicing lawyers that manages to skewer liberal and conservative justices alike.”
-Tony Mauro, Supreme Court Correspondent, Legal Times

“It’s wonderful to have the Cato Supreme Court Review. It offers fresh ideas to law students who too often don’t get them in their legal education.”
-Eugene B. Meyer, President, The Federalist Society