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“There are no theoretical limits to the power of the state to legislate against treason and sedition, and likewise I think there can be no theoretical limits to legislation against immorality.” (Devlin 1965)
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In theory, the state can legislate anything, even to the extremes in order to prevent treason and immoral laws (such as the killing of the firstborn).

Whether the judiciary would implement it is quite another thing. I imagine this is an essay on Separation of Powers and Rule of Law.
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(Original post by Mimir)
In theory, the state can legislate anything, even to the extremes in order to prevent treason and immoral laws (such as the killing of the firstborn).

Whether the judiciary would implement it is quite another thing. I imagine this is an essay on Separation of Powers and Rule of Law.
I just have to write about whether I agree with it or not. I don't fully understand it because I hate the way these writers (Mill, Devlin, Nussbaum) write. The module is Law, Morality and Society.
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