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Law and Progress

by Harold C. Havighurst - 1940

AT ONE TIME THE NOTION WAS widely held that the principles of the common law were universal and eternal, representing the perfection of human reason. Legislation was looked upon as unnecessary. When not unconstitutional, people felt it was to be construed so as to vary these eternal principles as little as possible. Probably no one would adhere to such a view today.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 6 Number 54, 1940, p. 238-239
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14101, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 1:47:44 PM

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