Taking Rights Seriously / Edition 1

Taking Rights Seriously / Edition 1

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by Ronald Dworkin
     
 

What is law? What is it for? How should judges decide novel cases when the statutes and earlier decisions provide no clear answer? Do judges make up new law in such cases, or is there some higher law in which they discover the correct answer? Must everyone always obey the law? If not, when is a citizen morally free to disobey?See more details below

Overview

What is law? What is it for? How should judges decide novel cases when the statutes and earlier decisions provide no clear answer? Do judges make up new law in such cases, or is there some higher law in which they discover the correct answer? Must everyone always obey the law? If not, when is a citizen morally free to disobey?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674867116
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1978
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
717,955
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Jurisprudence

2. The Model of Rules I

3. The Model of Rules II

4. Hard Cases

5. Constitutional Cases

6. Justice and Rights

7. Taking Rights Seriously

8. Civil Disobedience

9. Reverse Discrimination

10. Liberty and Moralism

11. Liberty and Liberalism

12. What Rights Do We Have?

13. Can Rights be Controversial?

Appendix: A Reply to Critics

Index

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