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By Hadley Arkes

This ebook stands opposed to the present of judgments lengthy settled within the colleges of legislation in regard to vintage circumstances corresponding to Lochner v. long island, close to v. Minnesota, the Pentagon Papers case, and Bob Jones college v. usa. Professor Hadley Arkes takes as his topic ideas lengthy considered as customary, settled ideas in our legislations - "prior restraints," ex publish facto legislation - and he exhibits that there's really a secret approximately them, that their which means isn't really as settled or transparent as we have now lengthy intended. these mysteries have usually given upward thrust to illusions or at the least a chain of puzzles in our legislations. they've got every now and then acted as a lens by which we view the panorama of the legislations. we regularly see what the lens has made us used to seeing, rather than seeing what's truly there. Arkes attempts to teach, during this textual content, that the common sense of the traditional legislations presents the foremost to this chain of puzzles.

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