Phoenix--Goldwater Institute Senior Fellow Clint Bolick has received the June 2007 Lysander Spooner Award for Advancing the Literature of Liberty, for his latest book, David's Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary.
"To have David's Hammer recognized as advancing liberty is hugely gratifying, because the purpose of the book is to demonstrate the crucial role of courts in protecting freedom," said Clint Bolick.
Laissez Faire Books, a division of the Center for Libertarian Thought, bestows the honor monthly on the most important contributions to the literature of liberty. The award includes an automatic nomination for the 2008 annual Spooner Award for the best book on liberty.
The Spooner Awards are named for the 19th century jurist, abolitionist and author, Lysander Spooner. Spooner contributed heavily to the development of libertarian political theory through his private enterprises, legal battles, and publications.
In David's Hammer, Clint Bolick examines the American judicial system and argues that the courts were not put in place to support the government's actions but to protect the people from unlawful government intrusion. Mr. Bolick uses real cases to show how judicial activism has protected private citizens from unfair trade restrictions, eminent domain and other infringements on individual rights. Laissez Faire Books calls David's Hammer a well written book on a hot button issue.
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