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The judicial process : realism, pragmatism, practical reasoning, and principles

Author: E W Thomas
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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This book dismantles the outdated theories still exhibited in much judicial reasoning, and seeks to bridge the gap between legal theory and judicial practice. The author propounds a coherent and comprehensive judicial methodology for modern times which is realistic and pragmatic and which embraces a revised conception of practical reasoning.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomas, E.W. (Edmund Walter), 1934-
Judicial process.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005284452
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E W Thomas
ISBN: 9780511493768 0511493762 9780511130786 0511130783
OCLC Number: 252491350
Awards: Winner of J. F. Northey Memorial Book Award 2006.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 414 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Muddling along; 3 The 'curse' of formalism; 4 Legal fundamentalism; 5 The idolatry of certainty; 6 The piety of precedent; 7 The foibles of precedent --
a case study; 8 There is no impersonal law; 9 So, what is the law?; 10 The constraints on the judiciary; 11 Towards a new judicial methodology; 12 Of realism and pragmatism; 13 Of ... practical reasoning and principles; 14 Taking law seriously; 15 A theory of ameliorative justice; Subject Index; Author Index.
Responsibility: E.W. Thomas.

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