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Constitutional Law as Fiction

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L.H. LaRueAlumni Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, USA

ISBN13: 9780271014074
ISBN: 0271014075
Published: May 1995
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £15.50



This text argues that the written opinion that explains a judgment is much like fiction, in the sense of it being a constructed meaning. Using several Supreme Court cases the author examines rhetorical techniques and contends that judges must not abandon their ""fictions"" but strive to improve them.

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