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The Legal Duties of Judges

Jeffrey Brand-Ballard

in Limits of Legality: The Ethics of Lawless Judging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195342291
eISBN:
9780199867011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342291.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines whether judges have a legal duty to apply the law correctly—to obey certain adherence rules. Various sources of legal authority on the question are examined, including codes of ... More


Linguistic Meaning and Legal Truth

Brian H. Bix

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the issues of legal truth distinctive to legal systems in general, and common law legal systems in particular, focusing on different factors, including the role of linguistic ... More


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