Reading John Noonan

13 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2015

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Joseph Vining

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: 2014


John Noonan is a giant in American law and legal practice -- a distinguished legal historian and a true judge. His reflections on the nature of law have a special importance. This essay is a comment on basic elements in his thought.

Keywords: jurisprudence, slavery, universality of value, development and change, morality, history, person, legal person, individual, equity practice, human rights, utilitarianism, positivism, humanism

Suggested Citation

Vining, Joseph, Reading John Noonan (2014). Villanova Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 715-27 (2014), Available at SSRN:

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