26 July 2008

if you liked dr. horrible...

you might not like this. but i'm going to record it anyway.
This weekend, you are invited to watch Institute for Justice President Chip Mellor and IJ Board Member Bob Levy on C-SPAN2 Book TV. Chip and Bob will discuss their new book The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. The segment, which was filmed at a Manhattan Institute event last week, will air Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 PM, Sunday, July 27 at 10:00 AM, and Monday, July 28 at 4:45 AM, Eastern Time.

Chip and Bob explain how The Dirty Dozen cases have had a profound effect on the rule of law and the lives of ordinary Americans. While some of the cases are well known, others are often unfamiliar even to lawyers. Yet each had the effect of amending numerous provisions of the Constitution. The authors argue that judicial activism created new constitutional rights out of whole cloth and erased rights that are constitutionally protected. Unlike some who call for the judiciary to defer to legislative and executive authority, Chip and Bob call for principled and consistent judicial engagement to restore proper respect for the Constitution as it was written.

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