Talk:Public policy doctrine
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Change name to Public policy (Law). 
The proposed name is the Library of Congress Authorized Heading for this subject.
American lawyer's perspective. Public policy enlarges the ground of decision to include principles of equity, not some choice of which jurisdiction's law will apply. Maybe someone more academic can set me straight, but the name looks like a confusing category error to me.
Why the British vocab? 
Isn't this supposed to be American English? Or is this combined with UK English. I'm not against the British, just curious. I see all sorts of crazy words like behaviour and defence. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ternto333 (talk • contribs) 22:40, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Requested move 
This page is incoherent with regard to the American English understanding of the term "public policy."
I know something about this - I am currently enrolled in both an American law school and an American public policy school. There are two major problems with this.
1) The existence of a "public policy" doctrine within the field of conflict of laws is not unique - there are many uses of the phrase "public policy" in legal doctrines and theories. So it makes little sense to have an article that categorizes the use of the concept "public policy" in law only with regard to conflict of laws.
2) There is a distinct field of "public policy" outside of law, as evidenced by the existence of numerous public policy schools, and an Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. This understanding of public policy is currently not covered at all on Wikipedia - the page public policy links to a disambiguation page that offers only policy, a much broader concept, and this article, which is unrelated to the prevailing conception of public policy in America.
I propose moving this article to "Public policy doctrine (conflict of laws)" which will allow the preservation of the entire content of this article, and then allow for a new article which addresses the distinct field of public policy.Silentbob05 (talk) 22:01, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Comment moved from article 
Akpsurat wrote at the end of the article following text:
- Actually all the factors are the part of the particular Constitution meaning thereby any legislative act or section contrary to the Constitution is ultra vires; the order/judgment of the Supreme Court which itself is the organ of the Constitution has binding effect on Parliament, Executive and Lower Judiciary. But most important factor is the international obligations of the Government which is adopted and the Government is the signatory to it.i.e. Charters of UNO etc; the sum total of the Constitution of the Nation/State and International Obligations make the Public Policy: (firstname.lastname@example.org)Suppose, if, we talk of the Public Policy of India: or the word: Public Policy: used in any Indian legislation: it means The Constitution of India: including Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles plus Article: 141: Law declared by Supreme Court to be binding on all courts: Article:253:Legislation for giving effect to international agreements: The sum total of these ingredients make the Public Policy of India and any act or omission repugnant to the Public Policy of India is ultra vires to the Constitution and thus null and void.(email@example.com). Thus the concept of Public Policy be searched into the four corners of the Constitution of the particular Nation or State in case of the federal nature of the Government and the International Obligations of the particular Nation or Federation of States which is adopted and the entity is the signatory (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Concept of Public Policy may differ from Nation to Nation or State to State in case of Federal scheme of Government but it is chrystal clear within the ambit of the Nation or State as enunciated above(email@example.com)
This article is a mess! 
While conflict of laws is one important application of public policy, its more important application is to drive the application of laws in general. That is, American judges refer to whether a particular decision is sound public policy ALL THE TIME, not only in cases involving conflicts between the laws of two jurisdictions. This is one of the most important concepts in American law, without which much of American case law doesn't make sense. At some point this article has to be cleaned up, but I don't have the time, energy, or inclination to do it. --Coolcaesar (talk) 01:42, 27 April 2010 (UTC)