American Legal Realism

@inproceedings{Leiter2002AmericanLR,
  title={American Legal Realism},
  author={B. Leiter},
  year={2002}
}
  • B. Leiter
  • Published 2002
  • Economics, Political Science
This essay sets out the main elements of the revisionary and philosophical interpretation of the jurisprudence of American Legal Realism that I have developed in a series of articles over the last decade. This reading emphasizes the commitment of all the Realists to a core descriptive claim about adjudication (judges respond primarily to the underlying facts of the cases, rather than to legal rules and reasons); shows how the Realists divide in to two camps over the correct interpretation of… Expand
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