A Historically Grounded Analysis and Defense of the Judiciary's Power to Override Legislation
"The modern assailants of judicial power will find little comfort in this volume. It consists mainly in a clear and able presentation of convincing evidence that the power of the courts to override laws repugnant to the spirit of the Constitution was directly contemplated by the framers of that instrument. (...) He does not rest his case here, but proceeds with a discussion of other evidence in support of his position. (...) It is to be hoped that this volume will find a large audience and thereby perform a great public service in tending to limit the effect of many ill-considered statements bearing upon the power given to the judiciary by the Constitution of the United States."
P.R.B., Yale Law Journal 22 (1912-13) 67-68
J. Hampden Dougherty was a prominent New York City lawyer whose practice focused on tax issues and land and water use. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1874 and was the author of numerous titles including Electoral System of the United States (1906) and Constitutional History of New York State (2nd ed. 1915).