‘Legal Theory Lexicon: Legitimacy’

Legitimacy. It’s a word much bandied about by students of the law. ‘Bush v Gore was an illegitimate decision.’ ‘The Supreme Court’s implied fundamental rights jurisprudence lacks legitimacy.’ ‘The invasion of Iraq does not have a legitimate basis in international law.’ We’ve all heard words like these uttered countless times, but what do they mean? …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 9 February]

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