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It says "...in order to assure that the law serves good public policy and social interests." I'd have expected it to say "...in order to assure that the law serves justice." Am I naive in that regard? Michael Hardy 17:10, 19 Aug 2003 (UTC)
- yes--anonymous comment.
Also, this entry needs to be expanded. There should be discussion of original meaning & textualism, also need more on criticisms of legal formalism. User:Lsolum
Nearly half of this article is actually about Legal Realism. Why not, instead of teaching by comparison, we let them know exactly what Legal Formalism is?
Formalism (under Philosophy of Law)
"Inner note": Formalism is to be known publicly:
Formalism - in Being Realist - Science Abiding
(inside every book book:) in tribulating the success of Formalism!
Formalism represents no deficiencies to other aspects of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law.
- Martin Stone, Formalism, Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law