University of Miami Law Review

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Beyond Legitimacy


Steven Wisotsky


The author analyzes the scholarly debate over the legitimacy of the institution of judicial review. He suggests that, as a reaction to unjustified criticism of the institution, defenders of judicial review have articulated propositions which advance constitutional jurisprudence beyond the issue of legitimacy. He argues that the time has come for courts to de-emphasize prudential considerations and to concentrate on the substantive correctness of their decisions and on the standards of review which the courts employ.

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