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Legal moralism is the theory of jurisprudence and the philosophy of law which holds that laws may be used to prohibit or require behavior based on whether or not society's collective moral judgment is that it is immoral or moral.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:15:00 -0700

The court said that “legal moralism,” where a majority decides what values should inform individual lives and then coercively imposes those values on minorities, cannot serve as a basis for imposing limits on Charter rights. The criminal law, the court ...
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