General Legitimacy of Judicial Review and the Fundamental Basis of Constitutional Law
Article [Accepted Manuscript]
Publisher(s)Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
Four questions dominate normative contemporary constitutional theroy: What is the purpose of a constitution? What makes a constitution legitimate? What kinds of arguments are legitimate within the process of constitutional interpretation? What can make judicial review of legislation legitimate in principle? The main purpose of this text is to provide one general answer to the last question. The secondary purpose is to show how this answer may bear upon our understanding of the fundamental basis of constitutional law. These two purposes should suggest particular answers to the first three questions.
TREMBLAY Luc B., « General Legitimacy of Judicial Review and the Fundamental Basis of Constitutional Law », Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 23, No 4 (2003) pp.525-562.