Philosophy of Law

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HPL 449
What is the basis for the authority of the law?  What are   the competing
 theories of crime and punishment?  What are the grounds of   legal rights and duties?  What are the relations among justice, liberty,   and equality in the law?  We will also consider such current legal issues as   the insanity defense, the death penalty, the rights of unborn children,  regulation of the internet, and affirmative action.
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