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Constitution Notwithstanding: The Political Illegitimacy of the Death Penalty in American Democracy

This Comment argues that the death penalty is inconsistent with underlying principles of American democracy and is thus illegitimate as a matter of political philosophy, despite its conceded ... concludes that the death penalty ought to be rejected as a matter of political philosophy and that permanent abolition cannot be achieved through the traditional courtroom attacks. Lasting repeal of the death

Judicial Independence and Accountability: Withstanding Political Stress in Poland

PiS came back to power in 2015, their leaders understood that bringing the judicial system under political control was crucial to the success of their other policy aims.22 PiS?s philosophy and policy ... philosophy and both, to some degree, included a broad spectrum of political interests from right, left, labor, and so on.60 In 2005, the PiS party candidates received a quarter of the vote, sufficient for a

History/Philosophy

Mercati, who was born in San Miniato on 1541. He was educated at the University of Pisa, where he took degrees in Medicine and Philosophy. In a short time he became famous as 'simplicist', that meant expert

Fundamentals of Holmes Juristic Philosophy

Supreme Court 13. Id. at 214. 14. Pound, loc. cit. supra note 2, at 452. 15. Wu, loc. cit. supra note 10, at 531. 16. C.L.P. 310; Laski, The Political Philosophy of Mr. Justice Holmes (1931) 40 YALE L. J ... . 683. The following excerpt from Laski is a good summary of Holmes' attitude toward absolutist ideas, and of his general philosophy of law: "The keynote of Mr. Justice Holmes' political outlook is a

History/Philosophy

Mercati, who was born in San Miniato on 1541. He was educated at the University of Pisa, where he took degrees in Medicine and Philosophy. In a short time he became famous as 'simplicist', that meant expert

In Defense of Wrongful Life: Bringing Political Theory to the Defense of a Tort

In this Article, Post-doctoral Associate Michael Laudor defends the tort of wrongful life as a valuable cause of action by developing a philosophy that addresses issues of intergenerational justice

The Natural Law Due Process Philosophy

(though I will not address every point on which we disagree). The terms "natural law" and "legal positivism" have no stable meaning in contemporary legal, political, and philosophical discourse. It is

Public Reason and Political Justifications

hopes that this will help explicate the concept. In many regards, Rawls's moral and political philosophy is such an attempt to explicate the meaning and import of moral reasonableness-what reasonable ... considerations ought to be kept out of politics. For people have irresolvably conflicting philosophical and ethical beliefs too. Moreover, sometimes it may be wholly fitting within public political life for

Philosophy, Psychology, Physics and Practice of Ki

Ki (in Japanese) or Qi (in Chinese) is the key concept in Eastern medicine, Eastern philosophy, as well as in martial arts. We explain the philosophical and psychological background of Ki. We

The Legal Profession as a Blue State: Reflections on Public Philosophy, Jurisprudence, and Legal Ethics

public political philosophy into the analysis and offers a more nuanced account that explains the gradual erosion of the commitment to the public good that preceded its collapse. In addition to offering a ... world. It rejects the view that our actions are determined exclusively by material self-interest. Second, the essay does not provide a complete account of the history of public political philosophy

Developments in the philosophy of automatic analysis

sector. Developments in the philosophy of automation As already stated, the overriding benefits of automation are economic in nature. The rapid introduction of automation into clinical laboratories and

The Political Justification for Group Litigation

description and brief evaluation of models of democracy, see Amy Gutmann, Democracy, in 2 A COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 521 (Robert E. Goodin et al. eds., 2007) (describing different theories ... comments on this piece. 1. I focus on the American class action and mass tort litigation models and on their legitimacy within the American political system. The legitimacy of international class actions

Nationalized Political Discourse

Several prominent efforts to emphasize the importance of the political arena as a forum for constitutional discourse assign little or no role to state institutions. Bruce Ackerman, for example, claims that ... low quality of national political discourse. They must notice the simplifications, the exaggerations, and the nastiness of presidential campaigns. They must shake their heads at the insincere posturing

Political Insider Trading

political spending. Therefore, adopting a similar common law fiduciary rule that Business Organizations managers must disclose the amount and target of political expenditures or refrain from engaging in ... Michael R. Siebecker* Should the same legal principles that prohibit insider trading require corporations to disclose their political spending as well? The question seems particularly important in light of

Quality of Life Philosophy VI. The Concepts

group can be seen as related to each other in a quite intuitive and logical way, to give a coherent quality of life philosophy that allows the physician to encourage, inspire, and support his patient. In ... psychology, clinical psychology, nursing INTRODUCTION Our intention with the development of an explicit quality of life (QOL) philosophy was to obtain the ability to give education and training in philosophy

Philosophy, Psychology, Physics and Practice of Ki

Ki (in Japanese) or Qi (in Chinese) is the key concept in Eastern medicine, Eastern philosophy, as well as in martial arts. We explain the philosophical and psychological background of Ki. We

Critical Race Science and Critical Race Philosophy of Science

Over several decades, feminist philosophy of science has revealed the ways in which much of science has proceeded from “mainstream” assumptions that privilege men and other hierarchically

Families, Associations, and Political Pluralism

might have been otherwise, but it is not. I am not trying to do Kantian-style political or moral philosophy valid for "all rational beings" (whatever that might mean) but rather for the kind of beings we

Musings of a Political Neophyte

a true clinician or a bench researcher. As I stand outside the political realm, trying to make changes, whether in our local hospital, or at the provincial or national level, I am truly aware that ... Can Respir J Musings of a political neophyte R?flexions d'un n?ophyte en politique - Hwith a tremendous proliferation of knowledge ealth care is now evolving faster than ever and technology. We

Privatization and Political Accountability

This article draws some general connections between privatization and political accountability. Although the main focus of the article is to examine different types of privatization, specifically