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The Challenge of Formalism

Neil Duxbury

in Patterns of American Jurisprudence

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264910
eISBN:
9780191682865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264910.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter describes the second period of American legal history, the period of legal formalism. It specifically provides a discussion of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century legal formalism ... More


THE DECLINE OF FORMALISM AND THE RISE OF VALUES

Menachem Mautner

in Law and the Culture of Israel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199600564
eISBN:
9780191729188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600564.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses two significant changes discernible in the jurisprudence of Israel's Supreme Court in the 1980s and 1990s. First, the canonical reasoning in the Court's opinions from the ... More


Is There an “American” Jurisprudence? *

BRIAN LEITER

in Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199206490
eISBN:
9780191715020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206490.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter shifts the focus from the philosophical response to Realism to that within academic law. It uses Neil Duxbury's interesting, if sometimes quite misleading, book Patterns of American ... More


Patterns of American Jurisprudence

Neil Duxbury

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264910
eISBN:
9780191682865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264910.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This unique study offers a comprehensive analysis of American jurisprudence from its emergence in the later stages of the nineteenth century through to the present day. The book argues that it is a ... More


Legal Formalism

Ernest J. Weinrib

in The Idea of Private Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665815
eISBN:
9780191748622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665815.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

Formalism is the theory appropriate to understanding private law from within. Legal Formalism makes the notion of form central to the understanding of juridical relationships. Form brings together ... More


Classical Orthodoxy and Legal Realist Responses Through the Lens of the Heuristics Debate

Mark Kelman

in The Heuristics Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755608
eISBN:
9780199895236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755608.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

While neither Langdell nor Holmes self-consciously addressed the nature of human cognition in defending, respectively, the Classical synthesis about law or a more pragmatic Realist approach, this ... More


democratic adjudication

Christopher J. Peters

in A Matter of Dispute: Morality, Democracy, and Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387223
eISBN:
9780199894338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387223.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter uses the dispute-resolution account of legal authority to describe the basic relationship between adjudication and legislation in a democracy. While statutes and other general legal ... More


Law and the Culture of Israel

Menachem Mautner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199600564
eISBN:
9780191729188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600564.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Within a short span of time in the course of the 1980s, the Supreme Court of Israel effected far-reaching changes in its legal doctrine and in the way it perceives its role among the state's ... More


Introduction

Alan Brudner

in The Unity of the Common Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199592807
eISBN:
9780191767944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592807.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

The book’s thesis is situated with respect to functionalist theories that reduce transactional law to public law and to legal formalism, which reduces transactional law to private law. The argument ... More


Wild-West Cowboys versus Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: Some Problems in Comparative Approaches to Hate Speech

Eric Heinze

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

All European states prohibit some form of hate speech. U.S. law fundamentally precludes such bans. Euro-American comparisons can shed light on debates about hate speech, but little attention has been ... More


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