Do Judges Know Best?
Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming
14 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 9, 2017
This paper reviews Ilya Somin's book 'Democracy and Political Ignorance' and contests the notion that those on the right side of politics should prefer powerful judges exercising strong judicial review. To the contrary, this review article argues that Somin's faith in the judiciary is misplaced, even for libertarians.
Keywords: strong judicial review, libertarianism, majoritarianism, constitutional interpretations, Somin, democracy
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