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Vol 25 No 2 Feb/March 2020

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Enemies of the People?: How Judges Shape Society

ISBN13: 9781529204506
Published: April 2020
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £14.99

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Joshua Rozenberg's views are clear throughout this engaging study of the role of the judiciary in contemporary Britain. At times he seems positively prescient. We need this sort of contribution to our current and frenzied debates.
Sara Nathan former Judicial Appointments Commissioner
An informed and entertaining account of the role of our judges in deciding sensitive cases by our pre-eminent legal commentator.
Lord Pannick QC Blackstone Chambers

Do judges use the power of the state for the good of the nation? Or do they create new laws in line with their personal views? When newspapers reported a court ruling on Brexit, senior judges were shocked to see themselves condemned as enemies of the people. But, faced with problems ranging from religious discrimination to end-of-life decisions, the judges cannot avoid hard choices.

In this fascinating book, Britain's best-known commentator on the law Joshua Rozenberg, asks how the judges can maintain public confidence while balancing conflicting interests.

1. New Readers Start Here
2. The Miller Tale
3. Creating Crimes
4. Families and the Law
5. The Right to Death
6. Discerning and Discriminating
7. Rites and Rights
8. Privacy and the Press
9. Access to Justice
10. Friends, Actually