Why the Law Is So Perverse

Author: Leo Katz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226426033

Category: Law

Page: 239

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Katz asserts that these perversions arise out of a cluster of logical difficulties related to multicriterial decision making. The discovery of these difficulties dates back to Condorcet's eighteenth-century exploration of voting rules, which marked the beginning of what we know today as social choice theory. Condorcet's voting cycles, Arrow's Theorem, Sen's Libertarian Paradox--every seeming perversity of the law turns out to be the counterpart of one of the many voting paradoxes that lie at the heart of social choice. Katz's lucid explanations and apt examples show why they resist any easy resolutions."--Pub. desc.
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Targeted Killings

Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World

Author: Claire Finkelstein,Jens David Ohlin,Andrew Altman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191625906

Category: Law

Page: 520

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The war on terror is remaking conventional warfare. The protracted battle against a non-state organization, the demise of the confinement of hostilities to an identifiable battlefield, the extensive involvement of civilian combatants, and the development of new and more precise military technologies have all conspired to require a rethinking of the law and morality of war. Just war theory, as traditionally articulated, seems ill-suited to justify many of the practices of the war on terror. The raid against Osama Bin Laden's Pakistani compound was the highest profile example of this strategy, but the issues raised by this technique cast a far broader net: every week the U.S. military and CIA launch remotely piloted drones to track suspected terrorists in hopes of launching a missile strike against them. In addition to the public condemnation that these attacks have generated in some countries, the legal and moral basis for the use of this technique is problematic. Is the U.S. government correct that nations attacked by terrorists have the right to respond in self-defense by targeting specific terrorists for summary killing? Is there a limit to who can legitimately be placed on the list? There is also widespread disagreement about whether suspected terrorists should be considered combatants subject to the risk of lawful killing under the laws of war or civilians protected by international humanitarian law. Complicating the moral and legal calculus is the fact that innocent bystanders are often killed or injured in these attacks. This book addresses these issues. Featuring chapters by an unrivalled set of experts, it discusses all aspects of targeted killing, making it unmissable reading for anyone interested in the implications of this practice.
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University of Chicago Law Review: Volume 79, Number 4 - Fall 2012

Author: University of Chicago Law Review

Publisher: Quid Pro Books

ISBN: 1610278909

Category: Law

Page: 471

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A leading law review offers a quality ebook edition. This fourth issue of 2012 features articles from internationally recognized legal scholars, and extensive research in Comments authored by University of Chicago Law School students. Contents for the issue are: ARTICLES: -- Elected Judges and Statutory Interpretation, by Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl & Ethan J. Leib -- Delegation in Immigration Law, by Adam B. Cox & Eric A. Posner -- What If Religion Is Not Special?, by Micah Schwartzman COMMENTS: -- A Common Law Approach to D&O Insurance “In Fact” Exclusion Disputes -- Taming the Hydra: Prosecutorial Discretion under the Acceptance of Responsibility Provision of the US Sentencing Guidelines -- Are Railroads Liable When Lightning Strikes? -- Who’s Allowed to Kill the Radio Star? Forfeiture Jurisdiction under the Communications Act -- Federal Diversity Jurisdiction and American Indian Tribal Corporations -- The Right to Trial by Jury under the WARN Act The issue also includes a Review Essay by Saul Levmore, analyzing the Public Choice implications of "Why the Law Is So Perverse" by Leo Katz In the eBook edition, Tables of Contents are active, including those for individual articles; footnotes are fully linked and properly numbered; graphs and figures are reproduced legibly; URLs in footnotes are active; and proper eBook formatting is used.
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John Calvin's Commentaries On The Psalms 93 - 119 (Annotated Edition)

Author: John Calvin

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849620700

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Page: 524

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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. This book covers Calvin's commentaries on the Psalms 93 - 119.
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Escaping Alienation

A Philosophy of Alienation and Dealienation

Author: Warren Frederick Morris

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761822202

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

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Finally, a prescription for overcoming alienation is provided in terms of socialization and the development of freedom and rationality for every individual."--BOOK JACKET.
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