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by Ronald C. Den Otter

Free eBook Judicial Review in an Age of Moral Pluralism download ISBN: 0521762049
Author: Ronald C. Den Otter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (August 31, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 356
Category: Enactment
Subcategory: Legal Theory and Systems
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Ronald C. Den Otter, California Polytechnic State University. Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ronald C. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. A striking feature of the contemporary American political landscape is the prominence of the judiciary in making important constitutional choices that many other democratic countries leave to the people or to their elected representatives.

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Den Otter was joined by special guest Jude Egan. Both are associate professors in political science at Cal Poly. Kennedy Library By: Kennedy Library.

Ronald C. Den Otter is an associate professor of political science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Ronald C. Professor Den Otter has previously taught courses in public law, political theory and American politics at California Polytechnic State University, University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Americans cannot live with judicial review, but they cannot live without it. There is something characteristically American about turning the most divisive political questions - like freedom of religion, same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and abortion - into legal questions with the hope that courts can answer them. In Judicial Review in an Age of Moral Pluralism Ronald C. Den Otter addresses how judicial review can be improved to strike the appropriate balance between legislative and judicial power under conditions of moral pluralism. His defense of judicial review is predicated on the imperative of ensuring that the reasons that the state offers on behalf of its most important laws are consistent with the freedom and equality of all persons. Den Otter ties this defense to a theory of constitutional adjudication based on John Rawls's idea of public reason and argues that a law that is not sufficiently publicly justified is unconstitutional, thus addressing when courts should invalidate laws and when they should uphold them even in the midst of reasonable disagreement about the correct outcome in particular constitutional controversies.