Magazine January 23, 2012, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• The Iowa contest came down to a choice between representatives of three exotic religions: Mormonism, Catholicism, and libertarianism.

• The Gingrich campaign issued a paper on the historical and constitutional weakness of the Supreme Court’s claim to supremacy in matters of constitutional interpretation, on the dangerous consequences of that claim for self-governance, national security, and human rights, and on how to cut the Court down to size. This last portion of the paper mixed good ideas — such as legislation to limit the jurisdiction of federal courts where appropriate — with half-baked ones. Summoning judges to explain their decisions to

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