Social Cohesion and the Legal Enforcement of Morals: A Reconsideration of the Hart-Devlin Debate

Published Date: January 1, 1990 | Topics: Natural Law, Philosophy, Reviews and Commentaries

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Law and Moral Purpose

Published Date: January 1, 2008 | Topics: Natural Law, Philosophy, Reviews and Commentaries

The obligations and purposes of law and government are to protect public health, safety, and morals, and to advance the general welfare—including, preeminently, protecting people’s fundamental rights and basic liberties. At first blush, this classic formulation (or combination of classic formulations) seems to grant vast and sweeping powers to public authority. Yet, in truth, the […]

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Cardinal Dolan Goes to Charlotte

Published Date: September 3, 2017 | Topics: Politics and Current Affairs, Religion

The prominent opponent of abortion and same-sex marriage will deliver the closing prayer at the Democratic Convention. By Robert P. George Sept. 3, 2012 7:02 pm ET If, as the Obama-Biden campaign alleges, there is a “war on women,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, is its field marshal. If opposition to same-sex […]

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