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… is from page 150 of George Will’s 2021 book, American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020 [2] – a collection of many of Will’s columns over these years; (the column [3] from which the quotation below is drawn originally appeared in the Washington Post on April 22nd, 2018):

Many conservatives have embraced populism where it least belongs, in judicial reasoning. They have advocated broad judicial deference to decisions because they emanate from majoritarian institutions and processes. Progressives favor such deference because it liberates executive power from congressional direction or judicial supervision.