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Jurisprudence by David R. Johnson
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Reading Progress

July 24, 2012 – Shelved
August 12, 2012 – Started Reading
August 12, 2012 –
page 31
11.27% "'A republic is the property of the public.'"
August 20, 2012 –
page 70
25.45% "'A passive and enervate race, ready to swallow any thing, and to acquiesce in any thing: with intellects incapable of distinguishing right from wrong, and with affections alike indifferent to either: insensible, short-sighted, obstinate: lethargic.'"
August 24, 2012 –
page 113
41.09% "'Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.'"
August 28, 2012 –
page 123
44.73% "'Law as integrity asks judges to assume, so far as this is possible, that the law is structured by a coherent set of principles about justice and fairness and procedural due process, and it asks them to enforce these in fresh cases that come before them, so that each person's situation is fair and just according to the same standards.'"
August 28, 2012 –
page 133
48.36% "'Principle should be the province of the judiciary, and policy the province of the legislature.'"
September 4, 2012 –
page 175
63.64% "'Concealed and highly idiosyncratic, such biases—peculiar to each individual judge or juror—cannot be formulated as uniformities or squeezed into regularized "behaviour patterns" [.... N]either judges nor jurors are standardized.'"
September 21, 2012 –
page 187
68.0% "'Only in the context of a specific community does the individual make sense.'"
October 1, 2012 –
page 205
74.55% "'Whatever arises from a just situation by just steps is itself just.'"
October 22, 2012 –
page 231
84.0% "'Why should you have to be the same as a man to get what a man gets simply because he is one?'"
October 24, 2012 – Finished Reading

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