The Resource Judges and unjust laws : common law constitutionalism and the foundations of judicial review, Douglas E. Edlin

Judges and unjust laws : common law constitutionalism and the foundations of judicial review, Douglas E. Edlin

Label
Judges and unjust laws : common law constitutionalism and the foundations of judicial review
Title
Judges and unjust laws
Title remainder
common law constitutionalism and the foundations of judicial review
Statement of responsibility
Douglas E. Edlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Judges and Unjust Laws, Douglas E. Edlin uses case law analysis, legal theory, constitutional history, and political philosophy to examine the power of judicial review in the common law tradition. He finds that common law tradition gives judges a dual mandate: to apply the law and to develop it. There is no conflict between their official duty and their moral responsibility. Consequently, judges have the authority - perhaps even the obligation - to refuse to enforce laws that they determine unjust. As Edlin demonstrates, exploring the problems posed by unjust laws helps to illuminate the institutional role and responsibilities of common law judges."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
347/.012
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
K3367
LC item number
.E325 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Judges and unjust laws : common law constitutionalism and the foundations of judicial review, Douglas E. Edlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-299) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The common law -- The source-based argument for the judicial obligation to apply the law -- The conceptual argument for the judicial obligation to apply the law -- The source-based argument for the judicial obligation to develop the law : part I (England) -- The source-based argument for the judicial obligation to develop the law : part II (United States) -- The conceptual argument for the judicial obligation to develop the law -- Common law review -- Common law review in two common law systems
Control code
ocn698586726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472022953
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1dj9nvk
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.b35155255
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)698586726
  • pebcs0472022954

Library Locations

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