Wednesday, July 27, 2005
I think the best article I've read on this topic is a typically brilliant article by Mike Paulsen. The article is entitled "Accusing Justice: Some Variations on the Themes of Robert M. Cover's Justice Accused" and it was published in Volume 7 (1989) of the Journal of Law and Religion at pages 33-97. Another very good treatment of this topic is the paper by Russell Hittinger on "Thomas Aquinas on Natural Law and the Competence to Judge." This paper is included in a chapter of a book that I co-edited on "St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary perspectives" (Catholic University of America Press 2004). A shorter version of Hittinger's paper is included as chapter 4 of his book "The First Grace" (ISI Books 2003).