Evolving Objective Standards: A Developmental Approach to Constitutional Review of Morals Legislation

32 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2006

Abstract

Many scholars have attempted to describe what they see as the proper role of moral judgment in adjudication and constitutional interpretation. Conspicuously missing from this discussion, however, is empirical research about moral and psychological development. Courts and scholars alike have spoken of evolving or developing standards, but rarely do they invoke the findings of psychologists and social researchers who make a career studying evolving and developing standards and abilities. This Note aims to begin filling that void.

Keywords: morals, legislation, constitution, integral, wilber, kohlberg, development, spiral dynamics, equal protection, due process

Suggested Citation

Grostic, Christian J., Evolving Objective Standards: A Developmental Approach to Constitutional Review of Morals Legislation. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 105, p. 151, October 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=930865

Christian J. Grostic (Contact Author)

University of Michigan ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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