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The Supreme Court, the Common Law, and the Natural Law: Part II

April 26, 2010
Charles G. Mills

When Western man stopped believing in God, he needed an alternative jurisprudence to the Natural Law. The first and greatest challenge to the Natural Law was positivism. The basic tenet of positivism is that the law is whatever the sovereign or government says it is. This jurisprudence makes no distinction based on an objective standard between laws that are just and unjust, good and bad.

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