Contributions by ‘John W. Compton’

The Cradle of the Countermajoritarian Difficulty

Political scientists and law professors have been debating over the normative implications of judicial review for the better part of six decades. The contours of the discussion took shape in the early 1960s, following the publication of Alexander Bickel’s The Least Dangerous Branch.[1] Bickel’s book launched a still-vibrant critical tradition that characterizes judicial review as…

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