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Legal Indeterminacy Made in America: American Legal Methods and the Rule of Law


James R. Maxeiner


University of Baltimore - School of Law

December 31, 2006

Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 517-589, 2006

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The thesis of this Article is that the indeterminacy that plagues American law is "Made in America." It is not inherent in law. Rather, it is a product of specific choices of legal methods and of legal structures made in the American legal system.

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Keywords: legal certainty, legal indeterminacy, legal methods, legislation, case law, statute law, civil procedure, pleading, jury, federalism, localism, local government

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Maxeiner, James R., Legal Indeterminacy Made in America: American Legal Methods and the Rule of Law (December 31, 2006). Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 517-589, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1150507

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