Constitutional Conscience : The Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision
By: Powell, H. Jefferson.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (161 p.).ISBN: 9780226677309.Subject(s): Constitutional law -- United States | Judges -- United States | Judicial discretion -- United States | Judicial process -- United States | Justice, Administration of -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Constitutional Conscience : The Moral Dimension of Judicial DecisionDDC classification: 347.732634 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONE The Rule of Five -- CHAPTER TWO Playing the Game -- CHAPTER THREE A Question of Degree -- CHAPTER FOUR Men and Women of Goodwill -- CHAPTER FIVE Making It Up as We Go Along -- CONCLUSION To Govern Ourselves in a Certain Manner -- NOTES -- INDEX
While many recent observers have accused American judges-especially Supreme Court justices-of being too driven by politics and ideology, others have argued that judges are justified in using their positions to advance personal views. Advocating a different approach-one that eschews ideology but still values personal perspective-H. Jefferson Powell makes a compelling case for the centrality of individual conscience in constitutional decision making. Powell argues that almost every controversial decision has more than one constitutionally defensible resolution. In such cases, he goes
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