Professor Philip Hamburger Receives Prestigious Book Award

Winter 2010

Philip Hamburger, the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, was honored with this year’s Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award for his recent work Law and Judicial Duty. Hamburger received the prize from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in early October.

In the book, Hamburger attempts to counter the widely held view that judicial review developed from the 1780s through to the Supreme Court case of Marbury v. Madison in 1803. He argues that such authority has almost always belonged with judges as an aspect of their ancient duty to decide in accord with the law of the land.