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David Rudenstine is the former dean of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. His most recent book, The Age of Deference: The Supreme Court, National Security and the Constitutional Order, will be published by Oxford University Press in August 2016.
He was celebrated because he used his position as a Supreme Court justice to mobilize conservatives—but his views were antithetical to what is most enduring about American legal and political aspirations.