De Facto Slavery and the 'Syren Songs of Liberty and Equality': Carol Weisbrod, Much Obliged
15 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2010
Date Written: July 1, 2008
With brilliance, Carol Weisbrod demonstrates throughout her prolific scholarship that legal materials afford an important source for revealing how people define myriad community values. Law in its many manifestations is indeed an appealing depository for society's moral residues.39 Yet close scrutiny even of formal judicial opinions tends to be frustrating because attention must be paid not only to the context but also to the dynamics of who is not heard and what is not said within the adversarial process. Indeed, by regularly funneling issues into binary categories, the adversarial process in the United States obscures the extent to which law is indeed a 'moving classification system.'
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