Book Discussion on David's Hammer

Constitutional lawyer Clint Bolick talked about his book, David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary, published by the Cato… read more

Constitutional lawyer Clint Bolick talked about his book, David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary, published by the Cato Institute. He made the argument that an activist judicial branch is essential in order to keep the executive and legislative branches from becoming too powerful and threatening individuals' constitutional rights. For example, he says the judiciary should protect school choice and property rights, so that they are not compromised by the other branches of government. He was joined in discussion by M. Edward Whelan III, and Jeffrey Rosen. Mr. Rosen is the author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America. After their presentations the three men responded to audience members' question. close

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  • David Boaz Executive Vice President Cato Institute
  • Clint Bolick Director Goldwater Institute-> Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation
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Book Discussion on David's Hammer

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 8, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 22, 2007

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  • Apr 08, 2007 | 4:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 21, 2007 | 11:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 29, 2007 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 22, 2007 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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