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Hart versus Dworkin, Europe versus America

Richard A. Posner

in Law and Legal Theory in England and America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264712
eISBN:
9780191682773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264712.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

In some settings it is feasible and even necessary to define ‘law’, for instance, where the word appears in a statute. The question ‘What is law’?, when posed in a class in jurisprudence or in a book ... More


Legal Bilingualism and the Postcolonial Dilemma

in The Common Law in Two Voices: Language, Law, and the Postcolonial Dilemma in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761642
eISBN:
9780804772358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761642.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter sums up the core arguments of the book and locates the story of legal bilingualism within the context of the social transition of Hong Kong from colonialism to postcolonialism. It ... More


The Lord Chancellor's Office and the Age of Muir Mackenzie

Robert Stevens

in The Independence of the Judiciary: The View from the Lord Chancellor's Office

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262633
eISBN:
9780191682377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262633.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents the broad concept of the book, and looks at the judges, their status, and their independence through the eyes of the Lord Chancellor's Office. It is an analysis which is best ... More


Conclusions: Specialism and the Primacy of the Legal

Chris Hanretty

in A Court of Specialists: Judicial Behavior on the UK Supreme Court

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197509234
eISBN:
9780197509265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509234.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Public International Law

This final chapter draws out some of the key messages of the book—how the behavior of judges on the Supreme Court can be best characterized using legal factors; and that among these, specialization ... More


Introduction: The Supreme Court’s Place in UK Politics

Chris Hanretty

in A Court of Specialists: Judicial Behavior on the UK Supreme Court

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197509234
eISBN:
9780197509265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509234.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Public International Law

This chapter introduces readers to the UK Supreme Court by describing two cases heard by the court: one case that almost no readers will have heard of, and that involved public access to land; and ... More


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