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Federalism as a Check on Populism

John O. McGinnis writes that the U.S. Constitution reflects classical political theory by using populist and elitist elements. He contends, however, that populism has been unconstitutionally thwarted, particularly by the judiciary. By depriving populism of a constitutionally sanctioned manner in which to express itself, McGinnis argues, the entire constitutional structure has become too rigid and unable to “bend to populist winds.” Read more here.