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The Ultimate Rule of Law

David M. Beatty


This book addresses the age-old tension between law and politics by examining whether the personal beliefs of judges come into play in adjudicating on issues of religious freedom, sex discrimination, and social and economic rights. Decisions by the Supreme Courts of India, Japan, Canada, the United States, Ireland, Israel, the Constitutional Courts of Germany, Hungary, South Africa, and the European Court of Human Rights on such controversial issues as government funding of religious schools, abortion, same-sex marriages, women in the military, and rights to basic shelter and life-saving medic ... More

Keywords: law, politics, religious freedom, sex discrimination, economic rights, personal beliefs, judges, impartiality, judicial review, rule of law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269808
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269808.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Beatty, author
Professor of Law, University of Toronto

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