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Principles of Law an - No enforcement power Reactive Stare decisis Highly individualistic 4 Our perspective on law is all about whose ox is getting

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Miller’s Four Principles of Law and Politics 1) Law is a subset of politics . Legal rules are often contested. Court decisions are part of the political process. 2) Rights are not self-enforcing . Claiming a right requires more than just rhetoric. 3) The judicial branch of government is highly constrained
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Unformatted text preview: : No enforcement power. Reactive. Stare decisis. Highly individualistic. 4) Our perspective on law is all about whose ox is getting gored . When we like what court/law does, we call it just. When we dont, we call it unconstitutional!...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course POLISCI 106 taught by Professor Levine during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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