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A Common Law for the Age of Statutes

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$46.00 • £36.95 • €41.50

ISBN 9780674146051

Publication: January 1985

Short

332 pages

6 x 9 inches

Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures

World

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The dominance of legislatures and statutory law has put an impossible burden on the courts. Guido Calabresi thinks it is time for this country to seriously consider returning to a traditional American judicial–legislative balance in which courts enlarge the common law and decide when a rule of law has seen its day and should be revised.