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The Resource I do solemnly swear : the moral obligations of legal officials, Stephen Michael Sheppard, (electronic resource)

I do solemnly swear : the moral obligations of legal officials, Stephen Michael Sheppard, (electronic resource)

Label
I do solemnly swear : the moral obligations of legal officials
Title
I do solemnly swear
Title remainder
the moral obligations of legal officials
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Michael Sheppard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What should the people expect from their legal officials? This book asks whether officials can be moral and still follow the law, answering that the law requires them to do so. It revives the idea of the good official - the good lawyer, the good judge, the good president, the good legislator - that guided Cicero and Washington and that we seem to have forgotten. Based on stories and law cases from America's founding to the present, this book examines what is good and right in law and why officials must care. This overview of official duties, from oaths to the law itself, explains how morals and law work together to create freedom and justice, and it provides useful maxims to argue for the right answer in hard cases. Important for scholars but useful for lawyers and readable by anybody, this book explains how American law ought to work.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sheppard, Steve
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legal ethics
  • Law
  • Law and ethics
  • Administrative responsibility
Label
I do solemnly swear : the moral obligations of legal officials, Stephen Michael Sheppard, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511626678
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Law and office -- The stakes : the interests of others in official actions -- Officials' obligations arise from more than the law alone -- The moral obligations of legal officials -- Patterns of relationship between legal and moral obligations -- Breaching obligations -- Tools for the trade : maxims and fallacies
Control code
CR9780511626678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521735087
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)519893456
Label
I do solemnly swear : the moral obligations of legal officials, Stephen Michael Sheppard, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511626678
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Law and office -- The stakes : the interests of others in official actions -- Officials' obligations arise from more than the law alone -- The moral obligations of legal officials -- Patterns of relationship between legal and moral obligations -- Breaching obligations -- Tools for the trade : maxims and fallacies
Control code
CR9780511626678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521735087
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)519893456

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