Reflection Paper #1 F15 - Legal Studies 250 Paper #1 Topics...

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Legal Studies 250Paper #1Topics (choose one)In a 4-5 page paper, write a thesis-driven response to ONE of the following questions:1.H.L.A. Hart agrees that a German woman who vindictively (yet truthfully) reported herhusband’s seditious statements to the Nazis ought to be legally punished for her betrayal. But hehas to face the unpleasant fact that the behavior he wants the law to punish was legal when itoccurred. In your introduction,brieflyexplain how he says he would seek her punishment andhow his approach to this situation illustrates his commitment to legal positivism and hisopposition to natural law theory. Then, articulate a thesis in response to the following question:Is Hart’s approach a morally good one? In the essay that follows, state and defend ONE POINTin support of that thesis.No matter what point you argue, be sure to anticipate and respond to potential objections to yourarguments. So if you are defending Hart, explain why natural law theorists would criticize theONE POINT you’ve decided to make in defense of your thesis and why, in your estimation,those criticisms could be challenged. Conversely, if you are criticizing Hart, imagine how he

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