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The Rosenkranz Foundation served as catalyst for, and provided funding and advice on the publication of Democracy by Decree: What Happens When Courts Run Government (Yale University Press 2003). The book argues that a wide range of state and local institutions—schools, welfare agencies, prisons, roads and sidewalks—are managed pursuant to court decrees rather than by elected officials, who have lost the power to strike a balance between competing interests and to allocate limited resources wisely. Widely cited and discussed, the book’s ideas are reflected in a legislative proposal now pending before Congress.