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  • US legal scholar Ronald Dworkin dies in UK at 81

    02/14/2013 2:34:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    AP via The Miami Herald ^ | February 14, 2013 | Gregory Katz
    American philosopher and constitutional law expert Ronald Dworkin, a liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, has died at the age of 81. His family said Dworkin died of leukemia in London early Thursday.
  • Law Schools Are Bad for Democracy: legions of lawyers are ready to make our democracy unworkable.

    11/02/2004 5:55:33 AM PST · by OESY · 30 replies · 382+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 2, 2004 | ROBERT F. NAGEL
    A most alarming political problem confronting America is the deployment of thousands of lawyers, once again, to litigate the presidential election. No one can think that deciding that contest in courtrooms is healthy for American politics. But as both parties have "lawyered up," the public can only watch helplessly.... Now consider... all controversial cases involve the rejection of strong arguments.... To what kind of mind is... the making of an argument in itself have urgent moral force? The answer is that it matters to a person trained to spend a lifetime making arguments. Every day in law school, thousands of...