February 25, 2004, 6:30 p.m. - New York City
The Honorable Robert H. Bork, Hudson Institute Distinguished Fellow, will discuss his latest book, Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges.
In his new book, former U.S. Solicitor General Robert H. Bork examines the practice of many courts as they consider and decide matters that are not committed to their authority by any legal document. This judicial activism appears to impinge on the legitimate domains of the executive and legislative branches of government and constitutes the judicialization of politics and morals. Judicial activism has, for example, opposed majority views on such matters as sexual practices, secularism versus religion, rights of speech and expression and feminism.
Coercing Virtue attempts to account for the phenomenon of why so many courts in democratic nations behave in an imperialistic manner and why the results almost always appear to advance a liberal political and cultural agenda.
Robert H. Bork is the author of The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law and Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, and The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War With Itself. Bork earned his B.A. and J.D. from The University of Chicago and started in private practice before becoming a professor at Yale Law School. He served as Solicitor General and Acting Attorney General of the United States. He was a U.S. Court of Appeals judge and was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan.
The Omni Berkshire Place Hotel
This event is open only to Hudson’s Trustee and Chairman’s Circle members and invited guests.
For more information, contact Pat A. Hasselblad at 317-549-4154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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