B - LEGAL REASONING

B - LEGAL REASONING - WORTHY OF JUDICIAL NOTICE FLEXIBILITY...

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LEGAL REASONING  (more detailed explanation than the text book) T. Leigh Anenson, J.D., LL.M. What types of arguments  are used to determine  what the law means?
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PLURALISTIC MODEL OF LAW POLICY TRADITION PRECEDENT INTENT TEXT
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  TYPES OF LEGAL  ARGUMENTS:   CHARACTERISTICS DIFFERENT SOURCES OF  LAW DIFFERENT EVIDENCE TO  DISCERN ITS MEANING DIFFERENT VALUES
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PLURALISTIC MODEL OF LAW TEXT INTENT PRECEDENT WHAT THE TEXT MEANT TO THOSE WHO ENACTED IT REFERENCES ABOUT INTENT OF THOSE WHO CREATED THE TEXT POPULAR WILL LEGAL TEXT ONLY THE TEXT OBJECTIVITY JUDICIAL OPINIONS CASES STABILITY TRADITION COMMUNITY CUSTOMS POLICY HISTORICAL BELIEFS SOCIAL COHESION PURPOSE(S) ANY FACT
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Unformatted text preview: WORTHY OF JUDICIAL NOTICE FLEXIBILITY LEGAL INTERPRETATION PRECEDENT TEXT INTENT POLICY TRADITION ATTACKING LEGAL ARGUMENTS: TWO WAYS 1) INTRA-TYPE ATTACK 2) CROSS-TYPE ATTACK FOUNDATIONAL (i.e. that type of argument is not a valid way to understand what the law means) RELATIONAL (i.e. that type is a valid way to interpret the law, but this other type should be determinative in this case) BRIEFING A CASE 1) FACTS 2) PROCEDURAL HISTORY 3) ISSUE(S) 4) HOLDING (ANSWERS TO THE ISSUE(S)) 5) REASONS 6) RESULT...
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