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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Ethics Spotlight

Supreme Court Building (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Capitol Building (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Point/Counterpoint: Democratic Legitimacy

Scholars David DeCosse and Brian Buckley explore the factors that cause citizens in a democracy to have faith in the law.

Why Should We Obey the Law? 
By David DeCosse, director of campus ethics

Roe v. Wade and the Right to Vote
By Brian Buckley, senior lecturer in philosophy 

Also read our recent Spotlight feature on the Ethics of Dissent

Perspectives on the News

Tree of Life Synagogue ShootingImage link to full article

This Doctor’s Response to the Tree of Life Shooting Is an Example for Us All

It’s critically important to play one’s position and lead despite fear and danger.

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Man at PodiumImage link to full article

Don't Promise What You Can't Deliver

Deceptive campaign promises violate ethical principles.

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