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Constitutional Conscience : the Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision.

Author: H Jefferson Powell
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
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While many recent observers have accused American judgesespecially Supreme Court justicesof 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 approachone that eschews ideology but still values personal perspectiveH. Jefferson Powell makes a compelling case for the centrality of individual conscience in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Jefferson Powell
ISBN: 9780226677309 0226677303 128196624X 9781281966247
OCLC Number: 476228016
Description: 1 online resource (161 pages)
Contents: 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.

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While many recent observers have accused American judgesespecially Supreme Court justicesof 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 approachone that eschews ideology but still values personal perspectiveH. 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 on to conte.

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