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Judicial Activism and the Democratic Rule of Law

Selected Case Studies

Authors: Grover, Sonja C.

  • Discusses judicial activism on the left and the right
    Argues that judicial activism in respect of the protection of human rights and due process is an essential feature of the democratic rule of law
    Discusses selected contemporary US Supreme Court, Canadian Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights cases illustrating judicial activism

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About this book

In this book the author argues that judicial activism in respect of the protection of human rights and dignity and the right to due process is an essential element of the democratic rule of law in a constitutional democracy as opposed to being ‘judicial overreach’. Selected recent case law is explored from the US and Canadian Supreme Courts as well as the European Court of Human Rights illustrating that these Courts have, at times, engaged in judicial activism in the service of providing equal protection of the law and due process to the powerless but have, on other occasions, employed legalistic but insupportable strategies  to sidestep that obligation.The book will be of interest to those with a deep concern regarding the factors that influence judicial decision-making and the judiciary's  role through judgments in promoting and preserving the underpinnings of democracy. This includes legal researchers, the judiciary, practicing counsel and legal academics and law students as well as those in the area of democracy studies, in addition to scholars in the fields of sociology and philosophy of law.

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Due: March 27, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35084-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Judicial Activism and the Democratic Rule of Law
Book Subtitle
Selected Case Studies
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35085-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35085-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35084-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 276
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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