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How to do things with legal doctrine

Author: Pierre Schlag; Amy J Griffin
Publisher: Chicago London The University of Chicago Press [2020]
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What is doctrine? -- Frames and framing -- Baselines -- The legal distinction -- Rules and standards -- Resolving regime conflicts -- Interpretation -- Cluster logic -- Coda : the topics of doctrine.

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Schlag, Pierre
How to Do Things with Legal Doctrine
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020
1 online resource (216 pages)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Schlag; Amy J Griffin
ISBN: 9780226726243 022672624X 9780226726106 022672610X
OCLC Number: 1225941516
Accession No: (DE-627)1688740848 (DE-599)KXP1688740848 (OCoLC)1225941516
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: viii, 207 Seiten
Contents: Introduction Chapter One: What Is Doctrine? I. The Big PictureA. Artifacts B. Sources of Law C. Functions1. Structuration 2. Defusing, Resolving, or Extinguishing Conflict 3. Correction 4. Realization of the Legal System 5. ReflexivityD. Legal Elements 1. Legal Persons 2. Entitlements and Disablements 3. Attribution Rules 4. Transfer Mechanisms 5. Interests/Harms 6. RemediesII. DoctrineA. The Characteristics of Doctrine B. The Structured Elasticity of DoctrineIII. The Itinerary Chapter Two: Frames and Framing I. Entry-Framing II. Broad vs. Narrow Time Frames III. Segmented vs. Continuous Transactions IV. Action vs. Omission V. Level of Abstraction VI. The Theater Metaphor VII. Exit-Framing Chapter Three: Baselines I. Baseline Selection ProblemsA. Classic Baselines B. Variations within a Single Baseline1. Level of Abstraction 2. Individualization 3. MultiplicityII. Baseline Neutrality ProblemsA. Failed Neutrality B. Denial and EvasionIII. Baseline Collapse Problems IV. Summary Chapter Four: The Legal Distinction I. What Do Legal Distinctions Do? II. Three Criteria for "Sound" Legal DistinctionsA. Conceptual Intelligibility B. Practicality C. Normative AppealIII. The Trade-Offs among the Three Criteria IV. The Classic Flaws and Why They MatterA. The Classic Flaws1. Overbreadth 2. Underbreadth 3. Overlap 4. Discontinuity 5. False Dichotomy 6. Incoherence 7. VaguenessB. Why the Classic Flaws Matter: From Form to Substance1. Waste 2. Fairness/Equality 3. Subversion 4. Efficiency 5. Rule of LawVI. Crafting Legal Distinctions VII. Where Do You Draw the Line?A. The Non-ideal World and the Inevitable Trade-Offs B. Arbitrariness C. Indivisibilities D. Dynamic Fields E. Problem Fields and Non-fields: Of Polycentricity and Flux F. The Slippery SlopeVIII. The Fetishism of the Legal Distinction Chapter Five: Rules and Standards I. Defining Rules and Standards II. The Rules vs. Standards DialecticA. Deterrence B. Delegation C. Communication/Formalities/NoticeIII. The Substantialized Versions of the Dialectic IV. The Limitations of the DialecticA. Of Vices and Virtues B. The Polycentricity Challenge C. The Epistemological TwistV. The Irreducibility of the Dialectic Chapter Six: Resolving Regime Conflicts I. TechniquesA. Hierarchy B. Sectorization C. Policy Judgment D. Balancing E. Meta-quantification Approaches F. Conflict Prevention Approaches G. Referral/Deference/Denial H. ChannelingII. Putting It TogetherA. Hybrids B. Entailments C. Summary Chapter Seven: Interpretation I. The Interpretive Situation: Recurrent Tensions and ConflictsA. The "Legal" in the Legal Text B. The Interpretive Contexts1. Fact-Rich 2. Institutionally Localized 3. Procedural Posture 4. Discernible Specific ConsequencesC. The Textual Feedback Loop D. The Plurality of Contexts1. The Context of Application 2. The Authorial Context 3. The Addressee Context 4. The Functional Legal Context 5. Contexts GenerallyE. Fidelity to the Original Meaning F. SummaryII. TextualismA. Individuation: What Is the Unit of Interpretation? B. Intratextual Integrity C. Intertextual IntegrityIII. PurposivismA. Multiple Purposes B. Selection C. The Structure of PurposeIV. Summary Chapter Eight: Cluster Logic I. A Cautionary Note II. The Structural Distinction Clusters III. How the Clusters MatterA. The Clusters as Classic Options B. Nuance: Substituting One Distinction or One Term for Another C. Cluster Functions1. Function Tags for the Choice/Coercion Cluster 2. Function Tags for the Public/Private ClusterIV. Operationalizing the Clusters: InteractionA. Combining Clusters B. The Theatrical MetaphorV. The Logic of DissociationA. Chaining: Running an Argument through Successive Clusters B. Cluster AlliancesVI. Cluster Logic Coda: The Topics of Doctrine Acknowledgments Notes Index
Responsibility: Pierre Schlag and Amy J. Griffin.
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What is doctrine? -- Frames and framing -- Baselines -- The legal distinction -- Rules and standards -- Resolving regime conflicts -- Interpretation -- Cluster logic -- Coda : the topics of doctrine.

"The concept of legal doctrine and its role in how we understand the structure of law has changed over time, especially with the critique of formal law by American legal realists and their insistence on the pliability of law. And yet doctrine remains central to the expression and analysis of law in the judiciary and among practicing lawyers. Recently interest in doctrine as a legal form that embodies and expresses legal arguments, principles, policies, and values, has revived. Pierre Schlag and Amy J. Griffin seek to further the study of doctrine. How to Do Things with Legal Doctrine argues that careful attention to the form and nature of doctrinal arguments can illuminate the structures by which the law operates. Such an understanding offers legal professionals and students the opportunity to better relate law to a specific case and to comprehend how legal argument, often conducted through doctrines, fits within the judicial system. Schlag and Griffin also show how the study of doctrine can illuminate the similarities between substantive legal fields, as we might see how the doctrine of "consent" in one field is similar to the concept of "assumption of risk" in another"


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