|Roosevelt Explores Judicial Activism in New Book
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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.