The Rule of Law and Equality

Paul Gowder*

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    Abstract

    This paper describes and defends a novel and distinctively egalitarian conception of the rule of law. Official behavior is to be governed by preexisting, public rules that do not draw irrelevant distinctions between the subjects of law. If these demands are satisfied, a state achieves vertical equality between officials and ordinary people and horizontal legal equality among ordinary people.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)565-618
    Number of pages54
    JournalLaw and Philosophy
    Volume32
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Philosophy
    • Law

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