Judicial Activism

Judicial Activism: Selected full-text books and articles

Out of Order: Arrogance, Corruption, and Incompetence on the Bench By Max Boot Basic Books, 1998
Librarian's tip: Chap. 4 "Juristocracy: The Unelected Legislature," Chap. 5 "Juristocracy II: Government by Decree," and Chap. 8 "Dethroning the Juristocracy: How to Deal with Judges Who Are Too Activist -- and with Those Not Activist Enough"
Judges on Judging: Views from the Bench By David M. O'Brien Chatham House Publishers, 1997
Librarian's tip: Chap. 29 "The Two Faces of Judicial Activism"
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Truman's Court: A Study in Judicial Restraint By Frances Howell Rudko Greenwood Press, 1988
Librarian's tip: Chap. One "Judicial Restraint versus Judicial Activism"
A Conservative Case for Judicial Activism By Bryden, David P The Public Interest, No. 111, Spring 1993
One Man's Activist: What Republicans Really Mean When They Condemn Judicial Activism By Schwartz, Herman The Washington Monthly, Vol. 29, No. 11, November 1997
The Constitution and the Courts: A Question of Legitimacy By Buckley, James L Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 24, No. 1, Fall 2000
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Keeping Legal History "Legal" and Judicial Activism in Perspective: A Reply to Richard Pildes By Heckman, Charles A Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 19, No. 3, Winter 2002
The Judiciary: The Supreme Court in the Governmental Process By Henry J. Abraham Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1991 (8th edition)
Librarian's tip: Chap. 2 "Courts and Public Policy: Personnel, Judicial Review, and Activism vs. Restraint"
Abortion Controversy in Canada and the United States By Tatalovich, Raymond Canadian-American Public Policy, No. 25, February 1996
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