Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict

Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict

by Cass R. Sunstein
     
 

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In Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict, Cass R. Sunstein, one of America's best known commentators on our legal system, offers a bold, new thesis about how the law should work in America, arguing that the courts best enable people to live together, despite their diversity, by resolving particular cases without taking sides in broader, more abstract conflicts.

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In Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict, Cass R. Sunstein, one of America's best known commentators on our legal system, offers a bold, new thesis about how the law should work in America, arguing that the courts best enable people to live together, despite their diversity, by resolving particular cases without taking sides in broader, more abstract conflicts.

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"This carefully nuanced description of the kind of reasoning employed in law, a process often mysterious to outsiders, is the best I've seen."—The New York Times Book Review

"An eloquent review of how the law works."—The Washington Post Book World

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ISBN-13:
9780198026099
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2000
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
369 KB

Meet the Author

Cass R. Sunstein is Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the Center on Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe at the University of Chicago. One of America's preeminent writers on legal issues, he is the author most recently of Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech, and is a frequent contributor to The New Republic and The New York Times Book Review.

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