June 13, 2007
New Book on Virtue Jurisprudence Edited by Farrelly and Solum
Our hits compared to Larry Solum's own Legal Theory Blog are hardly going to make a difference for the book he and Colin Farrelly (University of Waterloo, Canada, Political Science) have edited, Virtue Jurisprudence, now available on pre-order, but Larry is obviously too modest to splash blue ink to the effect of something like:
"Solum is one of the most important theorists writing today on aretaic philosophy and the law. This collection, edited by Farrelly and Solum, and containing essays by both editors as well, is not to be missed by any serious student of legal theory. In addition, if you've ever read one of Larry Solum's papers (try the Virginia article on Public Legal Reason or the essay on appointments gridlock with David Law), you will know how clear and approachable and flat-out clever yet reasonable he can be. This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
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Yes, this looks good, I very much look forward to reading it. I like Solum's work on stare decisis, which of course has come under attack from many quarters of late. Larry goes against the grain and provides a compelling defense of (constitutional) precedent: see Solum, Lawrence B., "The Supreme Court in Bondage: Constitutional Stare Decisis, Legal Formalism, and the Future of Unenumerated Rights," University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, October 2006 Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=933076
Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Jun 13, 2007 10:49:43 AM