Garrett Snedeker

Garrett Snedeker is the deputy director of the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding.

The Ninth Circuit’s Astounding Reasoning

A hallway in the James R. Browning Courthouse of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Imagine a President encountering legal headwinds as he took action to preserve the safety of the nation. Imagine a citizenry forced to consider the justifications of officers of two separate branches of the federal government, both claiming institutional powers of review.

No, this isn’t last week, but rather a constant state for 1930s Supreme Court jurisprudence, during which Justice George Sutherland (1862-1942) served as model of probity.

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