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Opinion of the court

Playwright Anton Piatigorsky’s debut novel examines the conflicting forces that buffet U.S. Supreme Court justices

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Al-Tounsi

Ankerwycke

AMERICAN HISTORY is largely a construction of the U.S. Supreme Court. Patriots loudly bray about democracy and the Constitution, but realists understand that the unelected judiciary is charged with interpreting the law of the land, and it is this body – appointed for life by the president (subject to Congressional approval) – that can effectively overturn the will of the legislature without recourse to public opinion or popularity.

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