Something Went Badly Wrong in the Late 1970s

The toy du jour is Google’s new ngram — a way to graph the frequency of words or phrases in 10% of the books published in the US.  Here’s an ngram for “due process”.

Due Process Ngram

Something went wrong in the late 1970s — shortly after Justice Rehnquist joined the Court. Or maybe it’s just after Mathews v. Eldridge, 424 U.S. 319 (1976).

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