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PORTIA, BASSANIO OR DICK THE BUTCHER? CONSTRAINING JUDGES IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

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Abstract:

In this article the author charts the extent to which different constitutional arrangements around the Anglo-US world leave the judges free to import or introduce their own moral views or sentiments. He then argues against the existing trend towards ever more judicial input, finishing with an analogy to The Merchant of Venice.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2006

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  • Until 2007 the King's Law Journal was known as the King's College Law Journal. It was established in 1990 as a legal periodical publishing scholarly and authoritative Articles, Notes and Reports on legal issues of current importance to both academic research and legal practice. It has a national and international readership, and publishes refereed contributions from authors across the United Kingdom, from continental Europe and further afield (particularly Commonwealth countries and USA). The journal includes a Reviews section containing critical notices of recently published books.
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