Book , Print in English

Justice accused : antislavery and the judicial process

Robert M. Cover.
  • New Haven : Yale University Press, 1975.
  • xii, 322 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Contents
  • Prelude : of creon and Captain Vere
  • 1. The intellectual tradition : slavery, natural law, and judicial positivism in the eighteenth century
  • Pt. 1: Nature tamed
  • 2. Natural right in legislation
  • 3. Judicial construction of a natural law text : the "free and equal" clauses
  • 4. Statutory interpretation : In favorem libertatis?
  • Conflict of laws
  • Perspectives from international law
  • Pt. 2: Rules, roles, and rebels : nature's place disputed
  • 7. Some paradigms of judicial rhetoric
  • 8. Formal assumptions of the judiciary
  • 9. Formal assumptions of the antislavery forces
  • 10. Positivism established : the Fugitive Slave Law to 1850
  • 11. Positivism and crisis : the Fugitive Slave Law, 1850-1859
  • Pt. 3: The moral-formal dilemma
  • 12. Context for conscience
  • 13. Judicial responses.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 0300017898
  • 9780300032529
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 74019573
  • OCLC: 1322135