Taking Rights Seriously

Taking Rights Seriously

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What is law? What is it for? How should judges decide novel cases when the statutes and earlier decisions provide no clear answer? Do judges make up new law in such cases, or is there some higher law in which they discover the correct answer? Must everyone always obey the law? If not, when is a citizen morally free to disobey?

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 24mm | 579.99g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0715611747
  • 9780715611746
  • 228,677

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