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Published: 02 September 2021 (Estimated)

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780197556498

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The Decline of Natural Law

How American Lawyers Once Used Natural Law and Why They Stopped

Stuart Banner

  • The first book to explain how natural law worked in the American legal system
  • Relates the decline of natural law to the rise of familiar aspects of modern legal thought
  • Explains how a change in beliefs about law's sources caused lawyers to think differently about the nature of judging
  • Helps us understand why lawyers of the 18th and 19th centuries thought judges found the law, while today lawyers think judges make the law

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