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Ambiguity And Vagueness In Legal Interpretation  

Ralf Poscher

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Few topics in the theory of language are as closely related to legal interpretation as the linguistic indeterminacy associated with ambiguity and vagueness. Significant portions of the ... More

Contract Formation as a Speech Act  

Sanford Schane

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
According to conventional contract law, the formation of a valid agreement ordinarily involves an offer, an acceptance, and consideration. The former two elements typically take place ... More

Interrogation Through Pragmatic Implication: Sticking to the Letter of the Law While Violating its Intent  

Deborah Davis and Richard A. Leo

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Throughout American history, police-induced false confessions have been among the leading causes of wrongful conviction. The law in the United States has evolved over time to protect ... More

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