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Robert Justin Lipkin

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What's Wrong With Judicial Supremacy? What's Right About Judicial Review?, Robert Lipkin Dec 2007

What's Wrong With Judicial Supremacy? What's Right About Judicial Review?, Robert Lipkin

Robert Justin Lipkin

Skepticism concerning the legitimacy of judicial review typically occurs without distinguishing between judicial review and judicial supremacy. The former gives the Court a say in evaluating the constitutionality of legislation and other government conduct. The latter gives the Court the final say over these matters. This Article defends the Court's role in judicial review but rejects the practice of judicial supremacy. The Article first critically examines some of the more important attempts to justify judicial supremacy and finds them wanting. It then explains why judicial review, as the practice of applying American political philosophical concepts such as federalism, the ...