Scott Lemieux and David Watkins
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 3:30pm
Gowen 1A (the Olson Room)
Is Judicial Review Compatible with Democracy?
The authors of Judicial Review and Contemporary Democratic Theory (Routledge, 2017) lead a discussion about the democratic legitimacy of judicial review. The purpose of judicial review is to oppose domination by state and nonstate actors. It should be evaluated in the context of multiple constitutional veto points that have the potential either to oppose or abet domination.
Scott Lemieux is a Lecturer at the University of Washington, the author of many peer-reviewed journal articles and frequent writer for The Guardian, The New Republic, NBC News, The Los Angeles Times, and Reuters.
David Watkins is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Dayton. His work has recently appeared in the journals Political Theory, Polity, and Perspectives on Politics. Both Dr. Lemieux and Dr. Watkins write for the blog “Lawyers, Guns and Money.”