Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ronald Dworkin Dies at 81

The New York Times: Ronald Dworkin, Legal Philosopher, Dies at 81, by Adam Liptak:

Ronald Dworkin, a legal philosopher and public intellectual of bracingly liberal views who insisted that morality is the touchstone of constitutional interpretation, died Thursday in London. He was 81. . . .

Professor Dworkin’s most influential book was “Law’s Empire,” on the nature and role of adjudication. It was among the most-cited books on law of the last century. He also wrote “Life’s Dominion,” on abortion, euthanasia and the questions they raise . . . .

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