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Dual Sovereignty in Traditional Judaism and Liberal Democracy

By   /  May 20, 2013  /  Constitutional Law, Featured, Jewish Law 


The arguments espoused by both Scalia and Kennedy rest on an unstated premise: their faith commands them negatively—not to perpetrate evil directly—but not positively, to do whatever they can to promote the good as the Church understands it. Catholicism did not always make this distinction, which is one reason why relatively few Catholics were chosen to occupy high offices under our Consti-tution until quite recently.

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