Tyranny of the Few

Judicial Activism & Religious Displays

by William Wagner

The American Constitution protects unalienable liberty and provides the political structure necessary for functional representative governance. In this book, Professor Wagner explores how an unelected judiciary furthers democratic values when it honestly interprets a Constitutional provision to discern its truthful meaning. He then shows how judges threaten the constitutional order when they engage in politically unaccountable creation of new meaning. Here he explains, by analyzing constitutional challenges to Christian displays, how malleable judicial interpretation destroys constitutional structures and safeguards.

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