Justice Accused: Antislavery and the Judicial Process (New edition)

Justice Accused: Antislavery and the Judicial Process (New edition)

By: Robert M. Cover (author)Paperback

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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, an interdisciplinary work that is a credit to both disciplines."-Ronald Dworkin, Times Literary Supplement "Scholars should be grateful to Cover for his often brilliant illumination of tensions created in judges by changing eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jurisprudential attitudes and legal standards...An exciting adventure in interdisciplinary history."-Harold M. Hyman, American Historical Review "A most articulate, sophisticated, and learned defense of legal formalism...Deserves and needs to be widely read."-Don Roper, Journal of American History "An excellent illustration of the way in which a burning moral issue relates to the American judicial process. The book thus has both historical value and a very immediate importance."-Edwards A. Stettner, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science "A really fine book, an important contribution to law and to history."-Louis H. Pollak

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Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/1984
  • ISBN13: 9780300032529
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780300032529
  • weight: 495
  • ISBN10: 0300032528
  • edition: New edition

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