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Law and Judicial Duty

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$75.00 • £65.95 • €68.95

ISBN 9780674031319

Publication Date: 11/01/2008


704 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Law
    • 1. The Hierarchy of Law
    • 2. The Shift Toward Authority
    • 3. Constitutions
  • II. Judicial Duty
    • 4. Judicial Duty
    • 5. Independent Judgment
    • 6. Judicial Decisions
    • 7. Authority to Expound
  • III. Judicial Duty as to Legislative Acts
    • 8. No Appeal from Parliament
    • 9. Colonial Departures
  • IV. Law and Judicial Duty in America
    • 10. Law and Judicial Duty
    • 11. Reason and Justice within the Law
    • 12. The Range of Constitutional Decisions and the Character of Judicial Duty
  • V. Judicial Duty in America as to Legislative Acts
    • 13. Holding Legislative Acts Unconstitutional
    • 14. A Lopsided Debate
    • 15. Not Holding Legislative Acts Unconstitutional
  • VI. Independence and Authority in America
    • 16. Independence
    • 17. Authority
  • VII. Inexplicit
    • 18. The Inexplicitness of Constitutions
    • 19. Federal Clarifications
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix I. Bonham’s Case
  • Appendix II. The Institutio Legalis: Law and Justice in New Jersey
  • Appendix III. Common Law Adjacent to Statutes: Religious Taxes in Massachusetts
  • Chronological Table of State Decisions
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award, Intercollegiate Studies Institute

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