Jeffrey Rosen on what Taft can teach us beyond diet tips.

“A Constitution Wonk’s Dream”

“A Constitution Wonk’s Dream”

Law and the Supreme Court justices who interpret it.
Aug. 4 2018 10:00 AM

A Taftian Antidote to Trumpian Excesses?

What a most judicious past president can teach us about this moment.


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Amicus’ summer of exploring great legal writing continues this week with Jeff Rosen, whose biography of William Howard Taft reveals a president who was scrupulous in observing constitutional boundaries and much happier on the bench than in the White House.

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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.