Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Roosevelt on Judicial Activism

Kermit Roosevelt is a fascinating guy. He’s a law professor at Penn and the grandson of the man who ran the coup in Iran in 1953. He’s commented here before and we had an interesting exchange of email. He has a new book out called The Myth of Judicial Activism that I would very much like to read. Our views on that subject are closely aligned. On this webpage, he has a brief and not terribly enlightening debate with Rick Garnett of the Notre Dame Law School about the content of that book.


  1. #1 Ed Darrell
    November 27, 2006

    This is not a book conservatives will want to see. Considering Justice Stevens’ age and reports of ill health, it may be one of the more important books on the judiciary of this year.

    The written debate isn’t that exciting — but it leads me to wonder what the opposite of “judicial activism” really is: Judicial sloth?

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