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CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY 



COURSE MATERIALS 


Alan Brudner 

1992-93 

Volume I 

Faculty of Law 
University of Toronto 


These materials are reproduced solely for the use of students in 
the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. They were assembled 
and edited with the assistance of Tycho Manson. 










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CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY 

COURSE MATERIALS 

Alan Brudner 

1992-93 

Volume I 

Faculty of Law 
University of Toronto 


These materials are reproduced solely for the use of students in 
the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. They were assembled 
and edited with the assistance of Tycho Manson. 


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in 2019 with funding from 
University of Toronto 


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Page No . 

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (excerpt).. 1 

Chapter Che: Original ism and its Critics 

1. R.H. Bork, Neutral Principles and Seme First 

Amendment Problems. 6 

2. R. Ctaorkin, A Matter of Principle (excerpt). 20 

3. P. Monahan, Politics and the Constitution (excerpt).... 40 

4. Reference Re Section 94(2) of the Motor Vehicle 

Act . (B.C.). 48 

Chapter Two: Neutral Principles and Interpretive Cteranunities 

1. H. Wechsler, Toward Neutral Principles of 

Constitutional Law. 51 

2. 0. Fiss, Objectivity and Interpretation. 61 

3. S. Levinson, Law as Literature. 79 

4. S. Fish, Fiss v. Fish. 86 

5. David Beatty, Talking Heads and the Supremes: The Canadian 

Production of Constitutional Review . 103 

Chapter Three: Process-Based Theory 

1. J.H. Ely, Democracy and Distrust (excerpt). 107 

2. P. Monahan, Politics and the Constitution (excerpt). 117 

3. R. CWorkin, A Matter of Principle (excerpt). 148 

4. L. Tribe, The Puzzling Persistence of Process Based 

Constitutional Theories. 158 

5. Reference re Motor Vehicle Act, B.C. . 167 





























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Chapter Four: Law as Integrity 

1. R Dworkin, Law's Empire (excerpts).. 169 

Chapter Five: Util i tari ani fan 

1. J. Bentham, The Principles of Morals and Legislation 

excerpt). 218 

2. J.S. Mill, Utilitarianism (excerpt). 224 

3. D. Lyons, Ethics and the Rule of Law (excerpt). 237 

4. L.W. Sumner, The Moral Foundation of Rights (excerpt)... 241 

5. R. v. Oakes (excerpt). 257 

Chapter Six: Classical Natural law 

1. H.B. Veatch, Human Rights: Fact or Fancy (excerpt). 261 

Chapter Seven: The Priority of the Right - I 

1. Immanuel Kant, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals 297 

2. J. Rawls, A Theory of Justice (excerpt). 306 

3. J. Rawls, The Basic Liberties and Their Priority.. 309 

Chapter Eight: The Priority of the Right - II 

1. D. Richards, The Moral Criticism of Law (excerpt). 345 

2. Alan Gewirth, Human Rights: Essays on Justification and 

Applications . 355 

3. R. Cworkin, Taking Rights Seriously (excerpt). 373 

Chapter Nine: Crain m i Lari ani can 

1. Michael Sandel, Liberalism and the Limits of 

Justice . 383 

2. Michael McDonald, Should Communities Have Rights? 

Reflections on Liberal Individualism. 390 































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3. Will Kymlicka, Liberalism, Community, and Culture . 404 

Chapter Ten: Critical Legal Studies 

1. R. Unger, The Critical Legal Studies Movement. 423 

2. A. Fetter, The Politics of the Charter. 476 

Chapter Eleven: Free Expression 

1. J.S. Mill, On Liberty (excerpt). 490 

2. J. Rawls, The Basic Liberties and Their Priority. 502 

3. R. Cworkin, A Matter of Principle (excerpt). 524 

4. The Queen v. Keegstra . 536 


Chapter Twelve: Equality 

1. A. Brudner, What Are Reasonable Limits to Equality 

Rights. 553 

2. Law Society of B.C . v. Andrews . 576