Geoffrey Sigalet will discuss two different justifications of the basic purpose of separating the institutional powers of legislatures and courts. He will explore how these frameworks relate to contemporary republican debates about judicial review, and furthermore examine why we separate institutional powers, so as to better understand contemporary debates in constitutionalism.
The Reading Lab in Political Theory is sponsoring this event.
For more information, please send an email to Travis Smith. This event is open to the entire Concordia community.
About Geoffrey Sigalet
Geoffrey Sigalet is a postdoctoral fellow at McGill’s Research Group on Constitutional Studies and a research fellow at Stanford Law School’s Constitutional Law Center. He earned his PhD at Princeton University in 2018. His research concerns theories of judicial review, constitutional interpretation and the idea of ‘dialogue’ between courts and legislatures about bills of rights. He is the co-editor of Constitutional Dialogue: Rights, Democracy, Institutions (Cambridge University Press 2019).