The Speluncen Cave Explorer Opinion, Natural Law, and Posner's Law and Economics

21 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2021

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Johnny Davis

Liberty University - Helms School of Government

Date Written: March 9, 2021

Abstract

The Speluncen Cave Explorers Judicial Opinion address whether murder is permitted by the need for survival. The paper addresses Judge Posner's Law and Economics theory which holds that the defendants were justified by the need for survival to undertake the killing. Posner's opinion is rebutted by natural law which holds that the murder cannot be justified in the case because the right to life is an inalienable right not a matter of economic determinism.

Suggested Citation

Davis, Johnny, The Speluncen Cave Explorer Opinion, Natural Law, and Posner's Law and Economics (March 9, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3800955 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3800955

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