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How often does the Supreme Court declare laws unconstitutional? What does this say about the Court’s place in American politics? These are timeless questions, of course, but Princeton University’s Keith Whittington sheds significant new light on them in his latest book. Drawing from Whittington’s comprehensive database of cases, Repugnant Laws: Judicial Review of Acts of Congress from the Founding to the Present examines how judges have used their power throughout American history, and it upends conventional wisdom in the process.
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