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Formalism

University of Missouri School of Law

1995

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Defensor Fidei: The Travails Of A Post-Realist Formalism, Lyrissa Lidsky Jan 1995

Defensor Fidei: The Travails Of A Post-Realist Formalism, Lyrissa Lidsky

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This Article probes the philosophical and psychological attractions of formalism and suggests that its promise of stability and order may be essential to the effective functioning of the legal system, even if the promise can never be realized.