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Dismantling American Common Law: Liberty and Justice in Our Transformed Courts
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Dismantling American Common Law: Liberty and Justice in Our Transformed Courts (Paperback)

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The American system of law has experienced a quiet revolution that has gone largely unnoticed by political scientists and legal scholars. The change that has occurred- the abandonment of the common law foundation on which the American judicial system was built-has important consequences for democratic politics in the United States and abroad. Dismantling American Common Law: Liberty and Justice in Our Transformed Courts tracks the development of the American common law through historical and quantitative analysis and a philosophical inquiry of the founding. Author Kyle Scott seeks to reclaim this lost tradition of common law, which was vital as a legitimizing force and consensus-building mechanism at the American founding and will grow in importance for newly democratizing nations around the world.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesSystems of lawCommon law Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 18/06/2008 ISBN-13: 9780739123775  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kyle Scott is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Florida.

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