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Remembering Ronald Dworkin

Ronald Dworkin, who died in London last Thursday, was a giant in legal and political philosophy. His death is a massive loss to those of us in or near those fields—not just to those who agreed with his work and who were inspired by it, but also to those who found his ideas challenging or even annoying.

I was Ronnie’s student from 1978 to 1985 and his colleague at New York University since 2006, and I have been in both camps—inspired by his jurisprudence, energized by his conception of law an…