Constitutional Dialogue and the Rule of Law
47 Hong Kong Law Journal 505
11 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2018
Date Written: 2017
In this article, Justice Palmer outlines a descriptive conception of constitutional dialogue. It is enriched by focusing on what is constitutional in reality and in considering how loudly, and in what languages, the branches of government engage in dialogue. As a normative matter, he suggests it is important for the rule of law that the branches of government speak in different languages and have systemically different perspectives. Otherwise, it would not be the law which rules; it would be the "ruling" culture.
Keywords: Constitutional dialogue; New Zealand
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