Contributions by ‘Brian Christopher Jones’

Constitutionalism’s Wrong Turn: Legal Rather Than Political Supremacy

Constitutionalism has taken a wrong turn: from political to legal supremacy. In doing this, it has allowed an unaccountable and irremovable power to once again become the masters of our constitutional states. It has shed the divine right of kings, only to replace it with a group of unelected and untouchable sovereigns. It has allowed the “referees” or “umpires” to become the stars of the show. Using Allan’s The Age of Foolishness, this Review article details how the transition to legal sovereignty has impacted constitutional democracy.

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