A Common Law Theory of Judicial Review: The Living Tree by W. J. Waluchow

By W. J. Waluchow

during this learn, W. J. Waluchow argues that debates among defenders and critics of constitutional accounts of rights presuppose that constitutions are roughly inflexible entities. inside one of these belief, constitutions aspire to set up solid, fastened issues of contract and pre-commitment, which defenders deliberate to be attainable and fascinating, whereas critics deem very unlikely and bad. Drawing on reflections concerning the nature of legislation, constitutions, the typical legislations, and what it really is to be a democratic consultant, Waluchow urges a special conception of accounts of rights that's versatile and adaptable. Adopting this type of conception allows one not just to reply to to critics' so much severe demanding situations, but additionally to understand the position invoice of rights, interpreted and enforced via unelected judges, can sensibly play in a constitutional democracy.

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