Law and Legal Interpretation

  • by J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by John-Michael Kuczynski
  • 0 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Blackstone said that judges identify and do not create law. The 19th-century jurist John Austin described Blackstone's position as a "childish fiction". In this short work, it is shown that Austin is correct. But, so it is also shown, this does not warrant acceptance of the nihilistic view held by the so-called "legal realists" that judicial interpretation is mere legislation and isn't answerable to objective standards. The analysis of legal interpretation herein put forth is rooted in an intuitively plausible analysis of law and legal obligation, for which definitive discursive grounds are provided.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

incisive analysis of law and government

What made the experience of listening to Law and Legal Interpretation the most enjoyable?

I majored in poly sci (and math) and I learned more in this book than I learned in my four years at the University of Chicago.

Who was your favorite character and why?

only one character; he was great.

What about John-Michael Kuczynski’s performance did you like?

the sincerity

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no; just a very good piece of analysis

Any additional comments?

kuczynski needs to read less quickly

Read full review


Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2016
  • Publisher: John-Michael Kuczynski