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Our Court Masters


I. Introduction

II. The Gun or the Salute

III. The Limits of Volunteerism

IV. Different Views of How Courts View Their Role ... A. The Dynamic Court View and the Constrained Court View of the Courts ... B. All Views Eventually Answer to Society

V. When Courts Exceed Perceived Social Norms, They Risk Their Own Legitimacy ... A. The Resistant Psychology of Contrary Directives ... B. Examples of Courts Stretching Social Norms ... C. Legitimacy Undermined: The Fallout of Stretching Social Norms ... D. A Contemporary Narrative

VI. Conclusion