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Federalism and Jim Crow

Ilya Somin comments. People often use the same argument to discredit judicial restraint: that is, that it is morally suspect because it helped the cause of white supremacy in the South. (I think it’s hard to make the argument against both sets of ideas simultaneously, because of the Civil Rights Cases of 1883.)

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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