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University of Massachusetts School of Law

2000

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Looseleafing The Flow: An Anecdotal History Of One Technology For Updating, Howard T. Senzel Jan 2000

Looseleafing The Flow: An Anecdotal History Of One Technology For Updating, Howard T. Senzel

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This work will show that there is a great gulf between the culture of lawmakers and the culture of those who comply. Lawmakers - legislators, administrators, and especially judges - function by producing primary authorities in law. The texts of these authorities are the law itself. Because they were created in the course of deciding actual cases - cases which produced insights to a truth of lasting value, these texts have an authority equal to all the other insights produced down through the ages. The excitement that accompanies such insights tends to blind lawmakers to the chore of compliance. Those whose work in ...