The Thoughtful Judge: A Timely Reminder Under Populism

Author:Odile Ammann
Position:Dr. des. Odile Ammann is a senior researcher and lecturer in public law at the University of Zurich. This piece was originally written for the Law and Philosophy Colloquium taught by Richard Fallon and Frances Kamm at Harvard Law School.
Pages:80-84
SUMMARY

As populism is on the rise (and, so it seems, here to stay), judges are especially vulnerable to public criticism and political pressure. Their constitutional mandate is harder than ever to fulfill, as they must carry out their interpretative task regardless of these potentially overwhelming external influences. In other words, judges must keep exercising their legal authority in a thoughtful way.... (see full summary)

 
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Ancilla Iuris, 2019 Lagen des Rechts Article E-ISSN 1661-8610
Constellations of Law DOI 10.26031/2019.096 DOAJ 1661-8610
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The Thoughtful Judge:
A Timely Reminder Under Populism
Odile Ammann*

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