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Democracy and the Death of Knowledge

dc.contributor.authorSherry, Suzanna
dc.identifier.citation75 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1053 (2007)en_US
dc.descriptionarticle published in law reviewen_US
dc.description.abstractThis essay was presented as the 2006 William Howard Taft lecture at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. It suggests that the conflation of politics and law - the view that judges are not legal experts but rather legislators in robes - is part of a deeper and more worrisome trend. We do not see judges as legal experts because we no longer believe in expertise. We have, in other words, begun to conflate politics and knowledge. We are moving toward a world in which the creation of knowledge is not the province of experts, but is instead produced by popular vote. This essay explores and critiques that trend.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of Cincinnati Law Reviewen_US
dc.subject.lcshLaw -- Political aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical questions and judicial power --United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshKnowledge, Theory of -- Political aspectsen_US
dc.titleDemocracy and the Death of Knowledgeen_US

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