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LAW AND POLITICS
“TENTATIVE” COURSE SCHEDULE SPRING 2013 Readings: (M) Murphy and selected internet and electronic readings Some journal articles will need to be accessed through the UVU Library Journal database. If the below links to internet sources do not work, you should first search Google for alternative links. If you are still unsuccessful, then contact Dr. Griffin.  This schedule is only “tentative” and subject to change by verbal or written notification – stay tuned! __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jan 8, 10 Introduction Introduction to course & review of syllabus The Nature and Prominent Theories of Law (M) 3-12 William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books, 2 vols., pp. 39-62 Introduction, Section II, “Of The Nature of Laws in General,” pp. 39-47 (scroll down). http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=2140&chapter=198645&layout=html&Itemid=27

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Charles Grove Haines, A Survey of the Development of Natural law Doctrines, 1930 Chapter 1 Ancient and Medieval Natural Law Theories, http://www.constitution.org/haines/haines_001.htm King, Martin Luther Jr. "Letter from the Birmingham Jail." In Why We Can't Wait, ed. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963. http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/liberation_curriculum/pdfs/letterfrombirmingham_wwcw.pdf Herbert Spiegelberg, Justice Presupposes Natural Law, pp. 343-348 http://www.jstor.org/sici?sici=0014-1704(193904)49%3A3%3C343%3AJPNL%3E2.0.CO%3B2-6

Jan 15

Origins and Roles of Courts and Judges (M) 13-20, 22-46 Martin Shapiro, “The Logic of The Triad.” (UVU Canvas) John Underwood Lewis, Sir Edward Coke (1552-1564): His Theory of “Artificial Reason” as a Context for Modern Basic Legal Theory. (UVU Canvas) James Wilson, The Works of James Wilson, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court..., Vol. 2, Chapter IV, “Of the Nature of Courts,” pp. 287-299. http://books.google.com/books?id=lIs0AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1&dq=James+Wilson,+The+Works+of+James+Wilson,+volume+2&hl =en&ei=9bx1TIyKA4W6sQOEqL2hDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=fa lse

Francis Bacon, “The Speech Which Was Used by the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal…,” pp. 497-501, (1617). http://books.google.com/books?printsec=frontcover&dq=francis+bacon+law&ei=mw0qTsX5CuSusALs1NCoCw&ct=result&sqi=2& pg=PA497&id=gxEOAQAAMAAJ#v=onepage&q&f=false

Richard Whatley, “Bacon’s Essays: with Annotations,” “Judicature,” pp. 488-496 (1856) http://books.google.com/books?id=yDU_AAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=francis+bacon&hl=en&ei=lf8pTroeoqqwAsikoJcL &sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CF8Q6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Jan 17

The Rule-of-Law, The Common Law, and English Constitutionalism Charles Grove Haines, A Survey of the Development of Natural law Doctrines, 1930 Chapter 2 English Higher Law Doctrines, http://www.constitution.org/haines/haines_002.htm

Lord Edward Coke, quotes from The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England (his commentary upon Littleton), 1628. http://www.commonlaw.com/Coke.html

F.A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, (University of Chicago Press, 1978) pp. 162-175 (scroll forward). (UVU Canvas) Francis Bacon, “The effect of that which was spoken by the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, at the taking of his place in Chancery…,” pp. 486-497, (May 7, 1617). http://books.google.com/books?printsec=frontcover&dq=francis+bacon+law&ei=mw0qTsX5CuSusALs1NCoCw&ct=result&sqi=2& pg=PA486&id=gxEOAQAAMAAJ#v=onepage&q&f=false

William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books, 2 vols., pp. 39-62 Introduction, Section II, “Of The Nature of Laws in General,” pp. 48-58 (scroll down). http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=2140&chapter=198645&layout=html&Itemid=27

Jan 22

U.S. Political Origins and Principles, Part I James Otis, The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted...
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