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The Perils of Democracy

John Pepall

The Perils of Democracy

“THE DECLINE of Democracy.” “Democracy in Peril.” Such themes have been common in the higher journalism in recent years. The DR's John Pepall reviews two books. FROM THE ARCHIVES.

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Judging Without the Law

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Judging Without the Law

Our politicians have given judges much power on the assumption that there was something called the law; that law would be supreme. Not judges. But in Backhouse’s biography and L’Heureux-Dubé’s judgments there is no concept of law.

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