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The Future Of The Common Law Tradition, Alan Watson Nov 1984

The Future Of The Common Law Tradition, Alan Watson

Scholarly Works

What, then, can one say about the common law tradition as it will develop in the relatively near future? In terms of the future development of the common law systems, three facts seem certain and decisive. In the first place, there has been, as a matter of observable fact, a great shift in the balance of lawmaking in the common law world from judicial precedent to legislation, which together comprise the two main sources of law. In the second place, there is a deep awareness in the common law countries of a crisis in lawmaking, an awareness that is probably ...


Justice, Mercy, And Craziness, Stephen J. Morse Jul 1984

Justice, Mercy, And Craziness, Stephen J. Morse

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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The Jurisprudence Of The Connecticut Constitution, Richard Kay Jan 1984

The Jurisprudence Of The Connecticut Constitution, Richard Kay

Faculty Articles and Papers

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Hart's Definition And Theory In Jurisprudence Again, Robert Birmingham Jan 1984

Hart's Definition And Theory In Jurisprudence Again, Robert Birmingham

Faculty Articles and Papers

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The Economics And Jurisprudence Of Convertible Bonds, William W. Bratton Jan 1984

The Economics And Jurisprudence Of Convertible Bonds, William W. Bratton

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Professor Bratton examines judicial regulation of issuer-bondholder conflicts of interest within three different, but closely related doctrinal frameworks: neoclassical contract interpretation; contract avoidance; and corporate law fiduciary restraint. After discussing the elements of convertible bond valuation and their interaction with issuer actions giving rise to conflicts of interest, he evaluates the case for judicial intervention to protect bondholder interests. He concludes that ·bondholder protective intervention is fair and tolerably efficient, provided it is kept within the bounds of contract interpretation. But he finds that more aggressive judicial intervention under the frameworks of contract avoidance and fiduciary restraint carries an unnecessary ...


On Complaining About The Burger Court, Robert F. Nagel Jan 1984

On Complaining About The Burger Court, Robert F. Nagel

Articles

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The Federal Coconspirator Exception: Action, Assertion, And Hearsay, Christopher B. Mueller Jan 1984

The Federal Coconspirator Exception: Action, Assertion, And Hearsay, Christopher B. Mueller

Articles

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Imputed Criminal Liability, Paul H. Robinson Jan 1984

Imputed Criminal Liability, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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The Source Of Law In Civil Rights Cases; Some Old Light On Section 1988, Seth F. Kreimer Jan 1984

The Source Of Law In Civil Rights Cases; Some Old Light On Section 1988, Seth F. Kreimer

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Allocational Sanctions: The Problem Of Negative Rights In A Positive State, Seth F. Kreimer Jan 1984

Allocational Sanctions: The Problem Of Negative Rights In A Positive State, Seth F. Kreimer

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Notes On A Bicentennial Constitution: Part I, Processes Of Change, William W. Van Alstyne Jan 1984

Notes On A Bicentennial Constitution: Part I, Processes Of Change, William W. Van Alstyne

Faculty Scholarship

With the approach of the Bill of Rights bicentennial, this paper takes the cause for celebration as an equally important occasion for critique. This work argues that the most distinguishing aspects of our Constitution are not the Bill of Rights, federalism, and separation of powers, but rather the availability of judicial review, the political insulation of federal judges, and the limited mechanisms available for constitutional change.


Criminal Liability For Omissions: A Brief Summary And Critique Of The Law In The United States, Paul H. Robinson Jan 1984

Criminal Liability For Omissions: A Brief Summary And Critique Of The Law In The United States, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Statutory Interpretation In America: Dipping Into Legislative History, Part Ii, Reed Dickerson Jan 1984

Statutory Interpretation In America: Dipping Into Legislative History, Part Ii, Reed Dickerson

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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Statutory Interpretation In America: Dipping Into Legislative History, Part I, Reed Dickerson Jan 1984

Statutory Interpretation In America: Dipping Into Legislative History, Part I, Reed Dickerson

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.