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Katz, Leo
Why the law is so perverse / Leo Katz
Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  K290 .K38 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Law -- Interpretation and construction
Law -- Social aspects
Law and ethics
Physical Description xi, 239 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-231) and index
Contents Pt. I. Why does the law spurn win-win transactions? -- Things we can't consent to, though no one knows why -- A parable -- Lessons -- The social choice connection -- Pt. II. Why is the law so full of loopholes? -- The irresistible wrong answer -- What is wrong with the irresistible answer? -- The voting analogy -- Turning the analogy into an identity -- Intentional fouls -- Pt. III. Why is the law so either/or? -- The proverbial rigidity of the law -- Line drawing as a matter of life and death -- Pt. IV. Why don't we punish all we condemn? -- The undercriminalization problem -- Multicriterial ranking and the undercriminalization problem

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