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De legibus-Treatise on Law : Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is my intention to do so; and since you urge me to these discussions, I will endeavour to bring our argument to a conclusion, and if possible, in the course of the day. For I find my predecessor Plato did the same, and got through each legal disquisition in a summer day’s conference. I will, therefore, try to imitate him, and will next speak of magisterial laws; for after those of religion, the state hath nothing more important-Pergam equidem, et quoniam libitum est vobis me ad haec inpellere, hodierno sermone conficiam, spero, hoc praesertim die; video enim Platonem idem fecisse, omnemque orationem eius de legibus peroratam esse uno aestivo die. Sic igitur faciam, et dicam de magistratibus. Id enim est profecto quod constituta religione rem publieam contineat maxime.

Judicial Tug of War-Adam Bonica

Why have Republicans blasted “activist judges,” and why do they support attempts at “reforming” the judiciary – even as it risks public criticisms of interjecting partisanship and politicization? On the other side of the spectrum, why have Democrats decried Republicans’ tactics, choosing to focus instead on ostensibly nonpartisan characteristics such as pedigree and experience? Our answer to these questions is a new framework for thinking about our nation’s courts – the judicial tug of war. The judicial tug of war not only explains current political clashes over America’s courts– such as the fight over Scalia’s seat – but also explains the balance of power between party leaders and the nation’s lawyers.

Repugnant Laws: Judicial Review of Acts of Congress from the Founding to the Present-Keith Whittington

A hun­dred years ago there were se­ri­ous and live­ly de­bates over wheth­er courts should even have the pow­er to strike down acts of elected leg­is­la­tures. Those de­bates are large­ly in the past. Courts now rou­tine­ly, al­most cas­u­al­ly, in­val­i­date leg­is­la­tion. But the re­ac­tion ju­di­cial re­view now pro­vokes is ra­ther dif­fer­ent. Few ar­gue that judges should aban­don the pow­er to re­view and in­val­i­date the de­lib­er­ate acts of oth­er gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials.


The second part explores illegal trafficking of people, drugs, and other illicit goods as a global phenomenon, aided by the ease of international travel, funds transfer, and communication. Finally, international approaches to crime detection prevention are presented. The work provides case studies and fieldwork that will be relevant across a variety of disciplines and a rich resource for future research.

Rule by Law: Tom Ginsburg

Edition: 2008 Rule by Law: The Politics of Courts in Authoritarian Regimes   Introduction Of judges and generals: security courts under authoritarian regimes in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile Administrative law and judicial […]