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

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James Allan

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

Michael D. Kirby

Australian Federal Court

Date Written: August 30, 2010

Abstract

The law professor and judge discuss the legitimacy of law-making in judicial reasoning, what external restraints are on judges, originalism, living constitution approaches, the role of international and transnational law in interpreting, cherrypicking overseas precedents, ideal judicial characteristics and more.

Keywords: originalism, living constitutionalism, judicial activism, Australian perspectives on the US, restraints on the judiciary

Suggested Citation

Allan, James and Kirby, Michael D., A Public Conversation on Constitutionalism and the Judiciary between Professor James Allan and The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG (August 30, 2010). Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol 33, 2009; University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 10-33. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1669020 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1669020

James Allan (Contact Author)

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law ( email )

The University of Queensland
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Michael D. Kirby

Australian Federal Court

Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia

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