Natural Law theory

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  • Created on: 12-05-14 16:17

1. What does Dworkin say 'presents a problem' for Positivist theories?

  • The moral ideal of legality is built into our legal system
  • The fact that judges rely on value-judgements when deciding cases
  • Natural Law still retains its validity even if God does not exist
  • The secondary meaning of Law can co-exist with the focal meaning
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2. John Finnis distinguishes between the...?

  • Good and Bad Laws
  • Moral and Immoral accounts of Law
  • Focal and Secondary meanings of Law
  • Procedural and Substantive accounts of Law

3. What is Hart's criticism of Fuller?

  • The principles of legality only apply to the effectiveness of the law
  • The principles of legality are not always moral
  • Procedural defects do not always render law useless
  • Law cannot be moral and procedurally fair

4. Which case does Dworkin use in his criticism against the 'plain-fact' view of Law?

  • Jackson v Attorney General
  • Riggs v Palmer
  • R v Latimer
  • Smith v Hughes

5. According to Lon Fuller, Law is the enterprise of...?

  • Judges relying on value-judgements to decide cases
  • Subjecting human conduct to the governance of rules
  • Providing a second order reason for us to act
  • Determining standards through conformity to accepted criteria


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