Reason in Law

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Longman, 1998 - Law - 194 pages
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"This classic text explains how judges and lawyers argue about the law and focuses on the political importance of legal decision-making. Reason In Law examines the differences between well- and badly-reasoned legal decisions and is liberally sprinkled with examples of "badly" reasoned cases." "Lief Carter clearly explains the meaning of legal terms and their historical origins, common law, statutory law, and constitutional law. Each chapter ends with a complete case to challenge students to apply what they've learned." "The fifth edition of Reason In Law has been updated to include the latest ideas and the most current cases. Physician-assisted suicide, the O. J. Simpson trials, the gender integration of the Citadel and the Virginia Military Institute, and Paula Jones' suite against President Bill Clinton are all featured."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Change and Stability in Legal Reasoning
21
Statutory Interpretation
37
Words Intent and History Do Not Reach Correct Interpretations
47
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Lief H. Carter served as Colorado College s McHugh Distinguished Professor of American Institutions and Leadership from 1995 to 2004. He taught at the University of Georgia from 1973 to 1995. He is the author of Reason in Law, Seventh Edition and has published major texts in constitutional law, legal reasoning, and administrative law. He was the first faculty member at the University of Georgia to receive the top award for teaching intwo different years, and he has won national awards and recognition from the American Political Science Association.

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