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Freedom's Law

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ISBN13: 9780198265573
ISBN: 0198265573
Published: August 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £52.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780198264705

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A collection of essays that discuss almost all of the great constitutional issues of the last two decades, including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, homosexuality, pornography and free speech.

Professor Dworkin offers a consistently liberal view of the Constitution and argues that fidelity to it and to law demands that judges make moral judgments. He proposes that we all interpret the abstract language of the Constitution by reference to moral principles about political decency and justice. His moral reading therefore brings political morality into the heart of constitutional law.

The various chapters of this book were originally published separately and are now drawn together to provide the reader with a full-length treatment of Dworkin's general theory of law.

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Introduction: The Moral Reading and the Majoritarian Premise

Part I: Life, Death and Race
1: Roe in Danger
2: Verdict Postponed
3: What the Constitution Says
4: Roe was Saved
5: Do We Have a Right to Die?
6: Gag Rule and Affirmative Action

Part II: Speech, Conscience, Sex and Votes
7: The Press on Trial
8: Why Must Speech be Free?
9: Pornography and Hate
10: MacKinnon's Words
11: Why Academic Freedom?

Part III: Judges
12: Bork: The Senate's Responsibility
13: What Bork's Defeat Meant
14: Bork's Own Postmortem
15: The Thomas Nomination
16: Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas
17: Learned Hand.