Written by the world's best-known political and legal theorist, Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution is a collection of essays that discuss almost all of the great constitutional issues of the last two decades, including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, homosexuality, pornography, and free speech. Professor Dworkin offers a consistently liberal view of the Constitution and argues that fidelity to it and to law demands that judges make moral judgments. He proposes that we all interpret the abstract language of the Constitution by reference to moral principles about political decency and justice. His `moral reading therefore brings political morality into the heart of constitutional law. The various chapters of this book were originally published separately and are now drawn together to provide the reader with a rich, full-length treatment of Dworkin's general theory of law.
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A collection of essays discussing almost all of the great constitutional issues from the 1970s-1990s, including abortion, euthanasia and capital punishment. Professor Dworkin offers a liberal view of the Constitution, arguing that fidelity to it and to law demands that judges make moral judgements.
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PART I: LIFE, DEATH AND RACE ; PART II: SPEECH, CONSCIENCE, SEX AND VOTES ; PART III: JUDGES

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ISBN
9780198265573
Publisert
1999
Utgiver
Vendor
Oxford University Press
Vekt
630 gr
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
156 mm
Dybde
24 mm
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
436

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Ronald Dworkin divides his time between Oxford and New York. He lives in London from January to June and in New York from October to December each year. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard and Yale Universities and has taught in all leading universities in the US as a visiting professor. His books have been translated into eleven languages.