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America's Prophets: How Judicial Activism Makes America Great

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"America's Prophets: How Judicial Activism Makes America Great" fills a major void in the popular literature by providing a thorough definition and historical account of judicial activism and by arguing that it is a method of prophetic adjudication which is essential to preserving American values. Dow confounds the allegation of the Christian right that judicial activism i ...more
Hardcover, 165 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Praeger Publishers
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NB: Both my older brother and I were students of David Dow in law school.

In this book, Dow presents a progressive view of constitutional interpretation. He contends that in most cases of alleged liberal judicial activism, "history has sided with the judges nearly all of the time," because the so-called activist "justices have perceived the direction of American legal history in a way that the populace as a whole has not" (p.9). These are judicial "prophets," with the vision to see the future tra
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