June 19, 2017

Former Cardozo Dean David Rudenstine’s book “The Age of Deference” argues that cases implicating national security are an highly important set of cases that strengthened the rise of the Imperial Presidency and the national security state. The book was reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement and the Texas Law Review. Gregory McNeal’s review calls the book “a tour de force of constitutional history that recounts the myriad cases involving surveillance, civil liberties, secret courts, and secret laws that have evolved since World War II.” Visit The Texas Law Review to read the full review.

Gary McDowell of The Times Literary Supplement says Rudenstine’s book makes an argument that "is relatively simple and straightforward. Since the end of the Second World War the nation’s constitutional order – not least the checking and balancing scheme of constitutionally separated powers which 'assumes the executive will not be above the law' – has gone 'askew', knocked out of kilter by presumptions of the executive branch in a seemingly ever expanding national security state." Visit The Times Literary Supplement website.