It doesn’t take a Lexis/Nexis search to know that over the last half dozen years there has been an upsurge of interest in—and posturing about—the “rule of law.” With impeachment proceedings and all that for the sake of ease may be put into the category of the Clinton troubles, and now with a long-term War on Terror confronting us, we have witnessed with what facileness the “rule of law” mantle is used by partisans of all stripes. What a powerful
rhetorical sword or shield it makes!