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Advocacy As Moral Discourse, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1979

Advocacy As Moral Discourse, Thomas L. Shaffer

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Hope In The Life Of Thomas More, Thomas L. Shaffer, Stanley Hauerwas Jan 1979

Hope In The Life Of Thomas More, Thomas L. Shaffer, Stanley Hauerwas

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State Sovereignty--A Polished But Slippery Crown, Kenneth F. Ripple, Douglas W. Kenyon Jan 1979

State Sovereignty--A Polished But Slippery Crown, Kenneth F. Ripple, Douglas W. Kenyon

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Probability Theory Meets Res Ipsa Loquitor, David H. Kaye Jan 1979

Probability Theory Meets Res Ipsa Loquitor, David H. Kaye

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Day in and day out, attorneys, judges, and jurors must estimate probabilities. To be sure, we rarely quantify such estimates of probability and almost never adopt the terminology and mathematics of probability theory to resolve matters. Nevertheless, the mathematical theory of probability can be applied to legal problems in various ways. This article uses probability theory normatively in an effort to clarify one aspect of the famous tort doctrine known as res ipsa loquitur. While not urging that jurors be instructed in probability theory or be equipped with microprocessors, it does seek an accurate statement of the res ipsa doctrine ...


Balzacian Legality, Thomas E. Carbonneau Jan 1979

Balzacian Legality, Thomas E. Carbonneau

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The study of law and literature is an area of growing interest to legal scholars in the United States. Honore de Balzac incorporated in his works a panoramic view of the social reality of nineteenth century France. In this context, the fidelity of Balzac's plots and characters to their external models has been well-documented in a number of fields, including sociology, commerce, and finance. In addition to this penchant for realism, however, Balzac laced his novels with an equally evident moral content. This commitment to accuracy and morality also influenced Balzac's novelistic treatment of the law and lawyers ...


Comments On The History Of Plea Bargaining, Lynn M. Mather Jan 1979

Comments On The History Of Plea Bargaining, Lynn M. Mather

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