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Published: 29 July 2010

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780195342291

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Limits of Legality

The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

  • Graduate-level courses in legal philosophy in departments of philosophy or political science, upper-level legal theory courses or courses on constitutional adjudication in law schools
  • Engages rich philosophical literatures including such topics as rule-following, harming some to save others, imperceptible effects, role morality, dirty hands, risk exposure, political obligation, comparative justice, prisoner's dilemmas, judicial discretion, and more
  • Conclusions defended are compatible with a wide range of theories of legal content
  • Defends a position that cuts across major, longstanding divisions in legal scholarship