James Allan

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

The University of Queensland

St Lucia

4072 Brisbane, Queensland 4072

Australia

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Scholarly Papers (48)

1.

An Uncommon Court: How the High Court of Australia Has Undermined Australian Federalism

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 30, pp. 245-294, 2008 , University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 08-05
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Jun 2008
Nicholas Aroney and James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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federalism, federal powers, state powers, constitutional interpretation, Australia, High Court of Australia, Herbert, Engineers Case

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Revisiting the Hart-Devlin Debate

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 May 2018
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Hart, Devlin, proper scope of the law, democracy

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You Don't Always Get What You Pay For: No Bill of Rights for Australia

New Zealand Universities Law Review, Vol. 24, p. 179, December 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 May 2011
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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bill of rights, Australia, human rights, failed attempt to enact one

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Ineffective, Opaque and Undemocratic: The IOUs of - Too Much - International Law, and Why a Bit of Skepticism Is Warranted

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Jun 2014
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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international customary law, international law, undemocratic, ineffective, Bentham, skepticism of international law

The Citation of Overseas Authority in Rights Litigation in New Zealand: How Much Bark? How Much Bite?

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 08-04, Otago Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2007
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2008
James Allan, Grant Huscroft and Nessa Lynch
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law, University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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New Zealand Bill of Rights Act, Comparative constitutional law, use of foreign law

The Citation of Overseas Authority in Rights Litigation in New Zealand: How Much Bark? How Much Bite?

Allan, J., Huscroft, G., & Lynch, N. (2007). The citation of overseas authority in rights litigation in New Zealand: How much bark? How much bite?. Otago Law Review, 11(3), 433-467. , Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 99/2020
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2020
James Allan, Grant Huscroft and Nessa Lynch
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law, University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law and Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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Human Rights, Overseas Authority, New Zealand, Statutory Interpretation

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A Public Conversation on Constitutionalism and the Judiciary between Professor James Allan and The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol 33, 2009, University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 10-33
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2015
James Allan and Michael D. Kirby
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and Australian Federal Court
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originalism, living constitutionalism, judicial activism, Australian perspectives on the US, restraints on the judiciary

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A Quota By Any Other Name

Constitutional Commentary 2022
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Oct 2022
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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affirmative action, diversity, constitutional law, judicial review, higher education

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Jeremy Waldron and the Philosopher's Stone

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 08-03, San Diego Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Feb 2008
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Waldron, Bills of Rights, Interpretation

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The Curious Concept of the 'Living Tree' (or Non-Locked-In) Constitution

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 08-23
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Dec 2008
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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constitutionalism, orginalism, interpretation, democracy, constructionism

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The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities: Exegesis and Criticism

Melbourne University Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2006, University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 07-07
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Aug 2007
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Democracy, Liberalism and Brexit

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2018
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Apr 2018
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Brexit, Liberalism, Democracy

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The Three 'R's of Recent Australian Judicial Activism: Roach, Rowe and (No) 'Riginalism'

Melbourne University Law Review Vol 36:743
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2014
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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judicial activism, Roach, Rowe, constitutional interpretation, originalism, living tree, living, Constitution

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Collegiality in the Law School

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Feb 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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collegiality, universities, law schools, academics, hiring, morale

Collegiality in the Law School

University of Queensland Law Journal, 33, 391-396 (2014)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Constitutional Rights Coming Home to Roost? Rights Internationalism in American Courts

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 43, p. 1, 2006
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 19 Jul 2008
James Allan and Grant Huscroft
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law
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comparative constitutional law, bills of rights, judicial review, rights internationalism, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, New Zealand Bill of Rights Act, UK Human Rights Act

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Attacking the 'New Right', Australian Law Reviews and the Peer Review Process

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 Mar 2023
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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peer review, viewpoint diversity, new right

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Not in for a Pound – In for a Penny? Must a Majoritarian Democrat Treat All Constitutional Judicial Review as Equally Egregious?

King's Law Journal, Vol. 21, 2010, University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 10-31
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2010
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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majoritarian democrat, rights-related judicial review, federalist-related judicial review, Bills of Rights, democracy, implied rights

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Portia, Bassanio or Dick the Butcher? Constraining Judges in the Twenty-First Century

The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 07-22, King's College Law Journal, Vol. 17, pp. 1-26, 2006
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Oct 2007
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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bills of rights, originalism, parliamentary sovereignty, reading down provisions, Merchant of Venice

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Reasonable Disagreement and the Diminution of Democray: Joseph's Morally Laden Understanding of 'The Rule of Law'

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 May 2011
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Rule of Law, Democratic Decision-Making, Lon Fuller, Morally Laden, Gallie, Reasonable Disagreement

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They Were Just Seventeen, But the Way They Voted was Way Beyond Compare: Operating a Three-Decade-Old Bill of Rights in New Zealand

New Zealand Universities Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Aug 2023
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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bill of rights, statutory bill of rights, voting, voting age, voting rights, interpretation

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Hate Speech Law and Disagreement

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 14-15
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Mar 2014
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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hate speech laws, free speech, Jeremy Waldron

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Down Under Exceptionalism

University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2010, University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 10-32
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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law schools, bureaucracy, bizarre incentives, Bills of Rights

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Fantastic Mr. Fox -- A Review of Brian Simpson's 'Reflections on 'The Concept of Law'

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 14 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2013
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Simpson Waldron, The Concept of Law, Roald Dahl Foxes

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Against Written Constitutionalism

Otago Law Review, (2015) Vol. 14, No. 1
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Apr 2017
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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unwritten constitution, bills of rights, powerful judges, strong judicial review, constitutional interpretation

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Constitutional Interpretation Wholly Unmoored from Constitutional Text: Can the High Court of Australia Fix its own Mess?

Forthcoming, Australian Law Review
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Apr 2020
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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constitutional interpretation, implied rights, High Court of Australia

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One of My Favourite Judges: Constitutional Interpretation, Democracy and Antonin Scalia

Br. J. Am. Leg. Studies 6(1) (2017), DOI: 10.1515/bjals-2017-0003
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Apr 2017
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Scalia, constitutional interpretation, approach to judging, originalism, democracy

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The Idea of Human Rights

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2014
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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human rights, Bentham, bills of rights, post world war II trends, American constitutionalism

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The View from Down Under: Freedom of the Press in Canada

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Dec 2012
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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hate speech, defamation bills of rights, Charter of Rights, free speech, freedom of the press

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In Honor of a Simple-Minded Originalist

Constitutional Commentary, 2019
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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originalism, intentionalism, constitutional interpretation

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A Churchillian and Benthamite Defence of Democracy

SAN DIEGO LAW REVIEW VOL. 56: 853, 2019
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Feb 2020
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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democracy, law, rule by judges

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Human Rights, Doubts and Democracy

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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human rights, democracy, skepticism

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A Bill of Rights Odyssey for Australia: The Sirens are Calling

University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 19, pp. 175,1997
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Sep 2012
James Allan and Richard Cullen
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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Do Judges Know Best?

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Apr 2017
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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strong judicial review, libertarianism, majoritarianism, constitutional interpretations, Somin, democracy

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Reply to 'How Foot Voting Enhances Political Freedom'

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Somin, libertarianism, immigration, law

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The Special Kay Defence of Non-Originalist Judges: A Serial with an Unhealthy Final Ingredient

University of Connecticut Law Review 2021
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Nov 2022
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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Politicians, the Press and 'Skin in the Game'

Western Australian Jurist 2020
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Nov 2022
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law
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The Activist Judge – Vanity of Vanities

Allan, James (2015). The activist judge – vanity of vanities. In Luis Pereira Coutinho, Massimo La Torre and Steven D. Smith (Ed.), Judicial Activism: an interdisciplinary approach to the American and European experiences (pp. 71-87) Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. , University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper
Posted: 09 Sep 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Free Speech is Far Too Important to Be Left to Unelected Judges

The Western Australian Jurist, 4 5-22, 2013
Posted: 26 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Why Australia Does Not Have, and Does Not Need, a National Bill of Rights

Giornale Di Storia Constituzionale, 24 35-45, 2012
Posted: 20 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Implied Rights and Federalism: Inventing Intentions While Ignoring Them

University of Western Australia Law Review, 34 2: 228-237, 2009
Posted: 19 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Time and Chance and the Prevailing Orthodoxy in Legal Academia Happeneth to Them All: A Study of the Top Law Journals of Australia and New Zealand

Adelaide Law Review, 33 2: 519-558
Posted: 18 Jun 2015
James Allan and Anthony Senanayake
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and Independent

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Bills of Rights as Centralising Instruments

Adelaide Law Review, 27 1: 183-198
Posted: 18 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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The Vantage of Law: Author's Response to the Commentators

Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 38 183-196, 2013
Posted: 12 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Of Newspapers and Law Reviews

Public Law Review, 20 4: 251-256
Posted: 11 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Tom Campbell and Democratic Legal Positivism

Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 34 2009: 283-293
Posted: 11 Jun 2015
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Australian Originalism without a Bill of Rights: Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2013
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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originalism, Australia bill of rights living, constitution

Australian Originalism Without a Bill of Rights: Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin

J Allan, 'Australian Originalism Without a Bill of Rights: Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin' (2015) 6 The Western Australian Jurist 1-32
Posted: 10 Apr 2016
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Meagher's Mischaracterisation of Majoritarianism

Posted: 05 Aug 2009
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Waldron, statutory bills of rights, paternalism, democratic credentials

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Statutory Bills of Rights: You Read Words In, You Read Words Out, You Take Parliament's Clear Intention and You Shake It All About

Posted: 04 Aug 2009
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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statutory bills of rights, Ghaidan, reading down provisions, declarations of incompatibility

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The Paradox of Sovereignty: Jackson and the Hunt for a New Rule of Recognition?

King's Law Journal, Vol. 18, pp. 1-22, 2007, The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 07-23
Posted: 14 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2014
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Jackson v Attorney-General, parliamentary sovereignty, foxhunting, House of Lords

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Why Politics Matters

Jurisprudence: An International Journal of Legal and Political Thought, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2018
Posted: 10 May 2018
James Allan
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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law, politics, judicial review, bills of rights