Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 May 2010

368 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195342291

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Limits of Legality

The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

  • 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