I wonder whether anyone might be able to suggest examples of situations, in various countries, where the law is considerably more indulgent toward a given practice than prevailing views within society at large, because law-makers assume that conventional morality will dissuade people from “abusing” their legal rights, exercising them in what most people consider “irresponsible” ways. For instance, U.S. law tolerates a great deal more in hate speech than any other Western society; but then we’ve never suffered the Third Reich.Please respond directly to Professor Osiel.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
An Author's Query
Posted by Dan Ernst
Mark J. Osiel, University of Iowa College of Law, asks:
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