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Reason in law / Lief H. Carter.

Author/Creator:
Carter, Lief H.
Publication:
New York : HarperCollins College Publishers, ©1994.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 286 pages ; 21 cm
Edition:
4th ed.
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Subjects:
Law -- United States -- Methodology.
Law -- United States -- Interpretation and construction.
Law -- Political aspects -- United States.
Law -- Interpretation and construction.
Law -- Methodology.
Law -- Political aspects.
United States.
Summary:
"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.
Contents:
What legal reasoning is, and why it matters
Change and stability in legal reasoning
Statutory interpretation
Common law
Interpreting the United States Constitution
Law and politics.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0673522695
9780673522696
0673397122
9780673397126
OCLC:
28337906