Monday, September 27, 2010

Conservatives’ View of the Law?

Jonathan Adler at The Volokh Conspiracy writes about TV reviewer Lithwick on Conservatives’ View of the Law.

...Dahlia Lithwick describes “the Supreme Court conservatives’ view of the legal system” as “the law is an airless, mechanistic set of fixed rules that privilege those who write the laws and often fail those who are weak or powerless.” This may be the liberal court commentator’s perception of judicial conservatives view of the legal system, but I cannot think of a single conservative justice — or judge or legal thinker for that matter — who espouses such a view.

As near as I can tell, that's more like the liberal view of what the law becomes under conservatives. I think that's a significant difference.

Maybe liberals assert that conservatives have that as a goal.

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