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Roosevelt Explores Judicial Activism in New Book 1 - 2

Assistant Professor of Law Kermit Roosevelt is disturbed by the increasing heat of political rhetoric and the way that partisans discredit court decisions with which they don't agree. In his latest book, "The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions," Roosevelt argues that decisions should be judged solely on whether they are legitimate interpretations of the Constitution.

Last December, the themes in Roosevelt's book were explored by a panel of professors, including Mitch Berman of the University of Texas and Rick Garnett of Notre Dame University. Penn Law Professor Nathaniel Persily, who served as moderator of the discussion, called the book "very accessible," adding that readers do not need a law degree to understand it.
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