Supreme Court At A Crossroads: Judicial Engagement VS. Judicial Restraint: What Should Conservatives Prefer?
On February 9, 2017, the Manhattan Institute hosted two experienced litigators—Clark Neily and Mark Pulliam—to explain and debate judicial engagement.
With a new Republican administration in Washington—and a GOP Senate majority—conservatives have the opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court for a generation. But what sorts of justices should conservatives want? The legal right today is broadly divided into two camps: Those who support a more engaged judiciary that vigorously enforces enumerated as well as unenumerated constitutional rights to overturn state and federal legislation and those who believe in a judiciary that takes a more limited view of the constitutional text.
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