Legal Studies 250

Legal Studies 250 - Legal Studies 250 9.29.09 - It is not...

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Legal Studies 250 9.29.09 - It is not one doctrine, nor one line of doctrine, but two, and two which, applied it the same precedent are contradictory of each other . - People as a source of law o Romer v. Evans o Goodridge v. Department of Public Health 10.01. 09 1) Peter Krop a) Questioning Law’s Authority a.i) Civil disobedience a.ii) The idea that everyone is equal, and no matter what social and economic caste you were born into, you can succeed and be successful. 10.20.09 1) Compliance with Law 10.22.09 1) Tom Tyler, “Why do People Obey the Law?” a) Laws ought to be obeyed (legal authority/legitimacy) b) Criminal behavior violates personal convictions (internalized morality) c) Fear of being caught (deterrence) d) Fear of disapproval from peers/community of origin (social pressure/obligations) 2) The legal system would prefer to get compliance with laws through which of these? a) Tyler says that legal authorities want people to obey the law because of option A b) Why is personal morality “double edged”? b.i)Morality is not evenly distributed throughout society. People have many different
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