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A Consistent Narrative of Jurisprudence

At a recent event, Benjamin Wittes discussed the intersection between the courts and politics in the United States, stating that over the past several decades conservatives have created a remarkably consistent view of what the role of the judiciary is. Wittes questioned why this situation exists, and whether it is a necessary condition or one that has simply developed organically.

  • Benjamin Wittes is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution.He co-founded and is the editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog, which is devoted to sober and serious discussion of "Hard National Security Choices," and is a member of the Hoover Institution's Task Force on National Security and Law. He focuses on legal issues surrounding the war on terrorism and national security, judicial nominations and confirmations, and the federal courts.

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