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Jeremy Rabkin is professor of law at GeorgeMasonUniversitySchool of Law and the author of Law without Nations? (PrincetonUniversity Press), The Case for Sovereignty (AEI Press), and Why Sovereignty Matters (AEI Press).
Editor’s note: This piece was originally headlined, “The New Chief, the New Justice, and the New Court,” with the subhead: “Liberals are right to worry.” It ran as the cover story of our October 1986 issue. Say this, at least,…