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The Business-Friendly Legislature Known As SCOTUS

Are Supreme Court justices “just a peculiar sort of legislators” with really long terms? It’s a reasonable way of thinking of them; and one with a long history among legal scholars. The big shift towards a more politicised Court came in the late 19C when the judges went from relying on the Constitution as the ultimate authority to citing “natural law”, which gave them a lot more leeway to make, or ratify, their own laws (1,550 words)

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