A Judgment Too Far: Judicial Activism and the Constitution

A Judgment Too Far: Judicial Activism and the Constitution

by David Gwynn Morgan, Carol Coulter
     
 

Huge changes have taken place in Irish society over the past 10-15 years, and many controversial policy decisions which have resulted in those changes, have been provided for by legal interpretation. This pamphlet asks whether that situation is a healthy one for the Irish polity. Is it democratic? Are the politicians using the courts to avoid public controversy for

Overview

Huge changes have taken place in Irish society over the past 10-15 years, and many controversial policy decisions which have resulted in those changes, have been provided for by legal interpretation. This pamphlet asks whether that situation is a healthy one for the Irish polity. Is it democratic? Are the politicians using the courts to avoid public controversy for their own political ends?

David Gwynn Morgan ask these questions and offers ideas which might be used for the redefinition of the role of the judiciary as they confront matters of national policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859182291
Publisher:
Cork University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Undercurrents Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

David Gwynn Morgan is Professor of Law at University College, Cork. He is a regular contributor to national debates in the "Irish Times" and on radio and TV. He is also the editor of several other books.

Carol Coulter is an Irish Times journalist and author.

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