Constitutional Dialogue and the Rule of Law

Matthew Palmer


ABSTRACT: In this article, Judge Palmer outlines a descriptive conception of constitutional dialogue. It enriches itself by focusing on what is truly constitutional and considering how high and in what languages the branches of government engage in dialogue. As a normative issue, he suggests that it is important for the rule of law that the powers of government speak in different languages and have systemically different perspectives. Otherwise, it would not be the law that governs; would be the "ruling" culture

KEYWORDS: Constitution. Public Powers. Rule of law. Dialogue.

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