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Justice Accused: Antislavery and the Judicial Process
What should a judge do when he must hand down a ruling based on a law that he considers unjust or oppressive? This question is examined through a series of problems concerning unjust law that arose with respect to slavery in nineteenth-century America. Cover's book is splendid in many ways. His legal history and legal philosophy are both first class...This is, for a change ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published September 10th 1984 by Yale University Press
(first published January 1st 1975)
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This book covers legal history involving slavery in the New World beginning not long before the Revolution and continuing up to the civil war. It examines the point of view of various legal figures, including Justice Story. Discusses them from the standpoint of formalism and natural law. Very interesting.