Accusing Justice: Some Variations on the Themes of Robert M. Cover's Justice Accused

  title={Accusing Justice: Some Variations on the Themes of Robert M. Cover's Justice Accused},
  author={Michael Stokes Paulsen},
  journal={Journal of Law and Religion},
  pages={33 - 97}
  • M. Paulsen
  • Published 1989
  • Law
  • Journal of Law and Religion
In 1968, a young Robert Cover wrote what he later called a “short polemic” against judicial complicity in the Vietnam War. “Polemic” is something of an understatement. Cover's short book review of an 1856 abolitionist broadside directed against judicial enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act became the occasion for a powerful general indictment of morally blind “obedience to, let alone enforcement of, law which violates all that is worthwhile in human community”. Drawing on the memory of the… 
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