‘Legal Theory Lexicon: Public Reason’

“How should citizens in a modern pluralist democracy debate and discuss public affairs? What kinds of reasons are appropriate in the context of judicial opinions, legislative debate, or administrative decisionmaking? There is wide agreement that the government should not censor public debate about politics, at least not without very good reasons. But when it comes to a related question of political morality – ‘To what ideal should citizens aspire in political debate?’ – the issue is cloudy …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 2 June]

First posted 2019-06-03 08:51:50

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