Judicial Discretion in the House of Lords (BOK)

David Robertson

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There have been few studies of the Law Lords, and no study of them by a political scientist for more than ten years. This book concentrates on the arguments the Law Lords use in justifying their decisions, and is concerned as much with the legal methodology as with the substance of their decisions. Very close attention is paid to the different approaches and styles of judicial argument, but the book is not restricted to this traditional analytic approach. One chapter applies the statistical techniques Americans call 'jurimetrics' and have successfully used on the US Supreme Court. The main theme is that the Law Lords enjoy and fully utilise far more discretion in their judgements than is normally admitted, and that much depends on exactly which judges happen to hear a case. the second part of the book shows the impact this extreme discretion has had in shaping both public law and areas of civil law.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1998 Forfatter David Robertson
ISBN 9780198274421
Antall sider 434 Dimensjoner 16,3cm x 24,1cm x 3cm
Vekt 784 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political science & theory, Central government, Constitutional & administrative law, Jurisprudence & philosophy of law, Common law