Critics’ Reviews

The Rule of Law is a collection of essays by international contributors together with remarks in reply by Australian judges and academics. … There is also an introductory essay by the editors and a well-written concluding piece called “Courts and the rule of law” by Australian High Court Chief Justice Murray Gleeson.

The book brings together a range of recent thinking on its subject. … Another interesting piece is “Remarks on judicial independence: the situation of the US federal judiciary” by US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This includes an interesting inside view of the US Supreme Court’s decision in Bush v Gore. …

The commentaries add to the papers by highlighting points and creating a useful dialogue. Overall the book is well presented. … Federation Press is to be commended for publishing these essays. – Law Institute Journal (Victoria), August 2004

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